But said great writers also have some great advice.
For those starting out, I always recommend anything by Lee Gutkind.
What about the reconstruction of scene and dialogue? The simplest definition I’ve seen: creative nonfiction is a form of nonfiction that uses the elements of fiction—scene setting, dialogue, narrative arc, etc.—to tell a true story.
And while the lengths to which writers push the bounds of creativity can vary, it’s nonfiction only if the writer can stand behind the content 100 percent and attest to its veracity.
However, don’t limit yourself only to venues that specialize in creative nonfiction.
If you’re also obsessed with literature, try Lit Hub or Electric Literature.The writers for these sites tackle everything from book news to pop culture without any reluctance to tackle a difficult subject.In general, it’s pretty helpful to look at online writing in venues like The Atlantic for conventional cues that you can emulate in your essays.After all, could well be considered a work of creative nonfiction.If you’re curious about more works, this list is also a good reference to get started on what could be years of reading. She has several YA stories in the works and blogs about writing and creativity on her personal website, where she also hosts the Millennial Writer Series.Is it any wonder that, when it comes to figuring out what really counts as creative nonfiction, there’s so much confusion?Below, I share 22 of my favorite book-length works of creative nonfiction, works that run the gamut of form and subject matter.But her unique way of imbibing the advice with her life experience and reading makes her delivery unique.I’ll never forget the section that’s dedicated to coincidence—an aspect of craft that I’ve never heard anyone attempt.Reading the venues where they are frequently published can’t hurt.Hippocampus and the earlier mentioned Creative Nonfiction are all great locales for discovering that je ne sais quoi that only an essay can have.