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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  11 reviews
An essential handbook for nonfiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's creative nonfiction masters, including Gay Talese, A. J. Jacobs, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, and many more!
Beginners and seasoned writers alike will relish the opportunity to use the top-notch writing exercises collected in "Now Write! Nonfiction"-culled from the pers
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ebook, 352 pages
Published December 24th 2009 by Tarcher (first published November 30th 2009)
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Julie M
tagged: A collection of essays on writing NONFICTION ("memoir, journalism and creative nonfiction exercises from today's best writers and teachers)

This one really resonated for me, from Reza Aslan:
Your memories are lies you've convinced yourself are true. Science has proven that every time you recall an event in your past you actively recreate that event in your brain. You reshape it, give it details, create new significances. And in doing so, you irrevocably alter the facts of the event so tha
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Lauren Sauer
Very well-written, fluid, and entertaining anthology. For someone that only had limited experience with creative nonfiction before reading this book, I quite enjoyed and learned a lot without feeling as though I was being preached at or reading a textbook.
CX Dillhunt
Worth a read by any writer/teacher; covers memoir, journalism, creative non-fiction exercises, work well with poetry & essay
Dianne
I use this in my fiction writing class every day!! Great book!
Corinne
one of the best teaching resources i've found!
Zachary Giambalvo
Very helpful as a writer.
booklover
Aspiring non-fiction writers will enjoy having this on their shelf. It is filled with useful exercises and writing prompts by published authors who share their methods on the Art of writing.
Nicole
I checked this out of the library, but didn't do much, if any, work from it. I'm interested in picking it back up as an exercise in writing. I like the format and prompts.
Jane Lopez
Lots of writing excercises... but most of them were boring. I had to skim through quickly and pray that I find something good.
Nicky
There were some great writing exercises in here, but I had to wade through a lot of boring ones to find them.
Marts  (Thinker)
Quite interested in non-fiction writing, so this sounds pretty good.
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Sherry Ellis was a writer, social worker, writing coach, and the originator of the Now Write! series of writing exercise books. She edited Now Write!, Now Write! Nonfiction, and coedited Now Write! Screenwriting with her niece, Laurie Lamson. Her author interviews were published in literary magazines and are anthologized in Illuminating Fiction. She passed away during the process of putting togeth ...more
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