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Composition and Creative Writing

Definition

"Creative nonfiction stories are dramatic, true stories that use scene, dialogue and close, detailed descriptions--techniques usually employed by poets and fiction writers--to examine and explore a variety of subjects: politics, economics, sports, race relations, family relations, the arts and sciences and more.

Creative nonfiction heightens the whole concept and idea of essay writing. It allows a writer to employ the the diligence of a reporter, the shifting voices and viewpoints of a novelist, the refined wordplay of a poet and the analytical modes of the essayist." -- Lee Gutkind

Literature Resource Center

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One of the best ways to become a better writer is to read and study great writing.

Check out Literature Resource Center for a bevy of literary criticism, author biographies, and much more.