Reading and Writing Skills

You Can’t Make this Stuff Up by Lee Gutkind

The very term “creative nonfiction” sounds oxymoronic. Where is the creativity in nonfiction when it implies sticking to established facts? With perception, style, and plenty of examples, Lee Gutkind’s book answers that question, showing what creative nonfiction is and how to do it right. It’s worthwhile book to read, and it’s set up so the reader can read in any order and stop to do one of the exercises provided. Those exercises show, for example, where to get ideas to research and write about. Of course, readers lacking...

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