Mark Kramer



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Telling True Stories: A Non...

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Dispossessed: Life in Our W...

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Three Farms: Making Milk, M...

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Invasive Procedures: A Year...

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Santa Claws

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Travels With A Hungry Bear:...

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Domes: The Discovery

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Mother Walter

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Miles to Go

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“Is an ending really another beginning?”
Mark Kramer, Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

“Taking an idea, a central point, and pursuing it, turning it into a story that tells something about the way we live today, is the essence of narrative journalism.”
Mark Kramer, Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

“When you write, and especially when you write narrative, you create a sequential intellectual and emotional experience for the reader. From your perspective as the writer you are doing other things: describing an event, creating a record, imparting information, explaining that information’s source, or doing what my high school teachers called “showing your work”—as in “Solve this problem, show your work.” But whatever else you are doing, the fact remains: Your readers will have an intellectual and emotional experience as they read your work. If that experience isn’t pleasurable or exciting, they will stop reading. To”
Mark Kramer, Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

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