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Snowlady

Anchorage, AK | Member Since 2010

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  • Writing Creative Nonfiction

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Tilar J J. Mazzeo
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    Bringing together the imaginative strategies of fiction storytelling and new ways of narrating true, real-life events, creative nonfiction is the fastest-growing part of the creative writing world. It's a cutting-edge genre that's reshaping how we write (and read) everything from biographies and memoirs to blogs and public speaking scripts to personal essays and magazine articles.

    Snowlady says: "Durable reference for aspiring writers"
    "Durable reference for aspiring writers"
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    What did you love best about Writing Creative Nonfiction?

    The scope of the book was excellent. It covered almost every major topic relevant for anyone who contemplates writing a book or article for publication, from sentence structure to marketing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. This book was much more interesting and memorable when broken up into different sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciated the sincerity and passion that Professor Mazzeo brought to the topic. The examples of techniques she used from her own writing experience were more personal and therefore engaging when told in her own voice. Having said that, I personally found her reading voice to be somewhat off-putting.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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