- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Original ed. edition (October 14, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684850672
- ISBN-13: 978-0684850672
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction Paperback – October 14, 1998
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Forget everything you thought you knew about journalism. James B. Stewart shuns pyramid style and all its accoutrements for a more creative type of nonfiction, nonfiction that tells a compelling story. Stewart's ideas about nonfiction stem directly from his experience as a writer and editor of The Wall Street Journal's lengthy page-1 feature stories, which explore subjects, as Stewart says, "in depth, with style, and often ... with wit." "Good writing," Stewart says in Follow the Story, "is rooted not in knowledge, but in curiosity." Curiosity too, says Stewart, "is what make readers read the stories that result." Using examples from his own writing (for the Journal, The New Yorker, and SmartMoney, and also from his books Blood Sport and Den of Thieves), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Stewart shows how to turn your curiosity into ideas, story proposals, and then the stories themselves. Each part of the writing process-- cultivating sources, gathering information, writing the lead and the transition, structuring your piece, and then concluding it--is discussed with authority and demonstrated masterfully. Stewart also includes chapters on how to use (but not overuse) description, dialogue, anecdotes, humor, and pathos to strengthen your work. --Jane Steinberg
James Stewart is the journalist every journalist would like to be. (Thom Calandra San Francisco Examiner)
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Regardless of the books intent, the content is of high quality. Stewart is not only a successful journalist and editor, he also has produced some best selling books. Its clear by the instruction and sampling that Stewart not only knows the elements of style, but also how to produce works that will garner interest. Any writer that is left wondering why their works are not getting an expected level of interest will be well served following Stewart's instruction.