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Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers
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The exercises are pure gold. I've used the "create your own White Album" with incredible success in classes I teach, and it is an invaluable resource for writing teachers. Teaching essay of place, this book offers a number of exercises I can use or tweak to connect with my assignment.
Even for non-writing-teachers, this book is a goldmine of inspiration, springboards and craft. The exercises are self-explanatory, isolated enough that you are almost invited to jump around, pick and choose, experiment and play.
If you write, at all, this book belongs on your shelf.
No, not on your shelf, I'm sorry. It belongs, well thumbed, on your desk.
Both of Ms Ellis' "WRITE NOW!",books have bolstered my knowledge and confidence. I am now writing with immensly renewed vigor with visions of success!. THUMBS UP!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are not enough truly gifted writers weighing in on the craft of writing nonfiction. Also, too much of this book is Oprah-esque, that is, bland, vaporous, benignly... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edward Hunsecker
This is aimed at people wishing to write what I would describe as picturesque, whimsical "non-fiction" - writing that uses the devices of - picturesque, whimsical - fiction, but... Read morePublished 14 months ago by J
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... Read morePublished 18 months ago by booklover
I bought this book hoping to be inspired to find exercises or prompts about writing nonfiction. However, 99% of the exercises in this book relate to MEMOIR writing, not other... Read morePublished on October 3, 2010 by Goldie Pippin Asia