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Book Title: Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction|
The author of the book: Dinty W. Moore
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 614 KB
ISBN 13: 9781582977966
Edition: Writer's Digest Books
Date of issue: September 8th 2010
Read full description of the books:Award winning essayist Scott Russell Sanders once compared the art of essay writing to -the pursuit of mental rabbits---a rambling through thickets of thought in search of some brief glimmer of fuzzy truth. While some people persist in the belief that essays are stuffy and antiquated, the truth is that the personal essay is an ever-changing creative medium that provides an ideal vehicle for satisfying the human urge to document truths as we experience them and share them with others--to capture a bit of life on paper.
Crafting the Personal Essay is designed to help you explore the flexibility and power of the personal essay in your own writing. This hands-on, creativity-expanding guide will help you infuse your nonfiction with honesty, personality, and energy. You'll discover:
An exploration of the basics of essay writing
Ways to step back and scrutinize your experiences in order to separate out what may be fresh, powerful, surprising or fascinating to a reader
How to move past private -journaling- and write for an audience
How to write eight different types of essays including memoir, travel, humor, and nature essays among others
Instruction for revision and strategies for getting published
Brimming with helpful examples, exercises, and sample essays, this indispensable guide will help your personal essays transcend the merely private to become powerfully universal.
Read information about the authorDinty W. Moore is the author of numerous books, and has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and Crazyhorse. He edits BREVITY, the journal of concise creative nonfiction (www.brevitymag.com) and teaches at Ohio University.
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