When Emily Dickinson wrote “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant,” she offered sound advice for nonfiction writers: tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of day to day life. In this invaluable guide, two award-winning authors show developing writers how to take advantage of their own unique take on the world to create elegant nonfiction. Readers of this book will find intensive writing instruction, an abundance of writing exercises, and more.
This updated third edition covers the most up-to-date trends in nonfiction publishing, such as writing about gender and body size. It also includes practical advice for navigating the publishing industry. This book is an ideal resource for students as well as independent writers.