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Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction

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Learn how to write creative nonfiction alongside some of the brightest minds in the genre.

Inspired by Hippocampus Magazine's annual conference, Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction features 20+ essays from some of the events' highest-rated speakers and writers behind a few of our journal's most-read craft columns.

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 10th 2021 by Books by Hippocampus
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Kelly
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Great advice, fun to read, and especially useful for writing teachers!
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So useful to anyone swimming in the CNF pool. If you write in this genre, or wish you did, or want to do it better, this book is for you.
Brian Watson
Dec 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sometime between the middle of August, when I purchased Getting to the Truth; the Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction, and December, when I found the time to read it, I had soured on craft books. I suppose that is something that happens to writers now and again: you need a break from the learning.

In the intervening months, as I queried my memoir and taught a class on writing memoir proposals with a good friend, the urge to learn resurfaced. Happily, I discovered that Getting to the Truth i
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An excellent collection of essays by writers for writers. Anyone who writes or teaches creative nonfiction will find something in this book. The advice is very practical and user-friendly, with exercises and prompts that are accessible and flexible for the kind of narrative you do. Whether you are writing about place or family, trying a lyrical or flash form, or struggling with a memory or with dialogue, there is something here for everyone.
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