Storycraft

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
By: Jack Hart
Narrated by: Christopher Grove
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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From the work of the New Journalists in the 1960s, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, and a host of others, to narratives such as Mary Roach's Stiff, narrative nonfiction has come into its own. Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Now in Storycraft, Jack Hart, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.  

Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, from understanding story theory and structure, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, action, and character, to drafting, revising, and editing work for publication. Revealing the stories behind the stories, Hart brings listeners into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, anecdotes, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism. From there, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, styles, genres, and media to which his advice applies.

©2011 Jack Hart (P)2019 Tantor

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Amazing book on non-fiction

Really the best book I have read about non-fiction entertaining and full of facts and explanation.

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Christopher Grove must be Computer Generated

The content is interesting but who is Christopher Grove? Methinks a Computer Generated voice that will put anyone to sleep. Talk about monotonous. I ordered the book for the content so if I can stay awake through the sound of a drone, I might learn something. But really. Christopher Grove? Come on, just say Computer Generated instead of coming up with an alias for Alexa's boring half cousin twice removed.

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