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Topic: Nonfiction

  Reasons to Sell Nonfiction
Meeting nonfiction deadlines means that you write whether your muse is crooning in your ear or has departed for exotic ports and left no forwarding address.
Nonfiction has many of the same requirements as fiction: Opening hooks baited to entice readers; personalities and settings developed appropriately; background material presented without dumping; consistent internal logic.
It's a matter of balance, of recognizing whether writing nonfiction is stretching or hindering your growth as a writer.
www.sfwa.org /writing/nonfiction.html   (1264 words)

 Writing Creative Nonfiction for Children
Creative nonfiction for children is just a new term for an old writing skill.
Nonfiction is a popular choice for young readers, but to keep them reading requires some tricks of the trade.
Many of the same writing techniques used in fiction writing can be used to make nonfiction articles or books more that just a lot of facts.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/childrens_writing/62230   (410 words)

 What Is Nonfiction?
Nonfiction materials do more than simply provide the information needed to complete children's assignments, they satisfy a child's personal curiosity about the world around them and provide exposure to new ideas.
Nonfiction materials are a vital tool in the effort on the part of the Media Specialist to suppon classroom teachers and help meet the standards of learning set forth by the state.
Because nonfiction materials are the media specialist's best tool in supporting the currriculum, it is important that materials selected have enough depth to cover both the personal interests of the reader and the instructional objectives of the classroom teacher.
falcon.jmu.edu /~ramseyil/nonfic.htm   (947 words)

 Creative nonfiction - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Creative nonfiction is a genre of literature, also known as literary journalism, which uses literary skills in the writing of nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction is contrasted to research nonfiction which may contain accurate information, but may not be particularly well written.
Narrative nonfiction is a type of creative nonfiction which tells a story, for example, Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden.
open-encyclopedia.com /Literary_journalism   (160 words)

 Teaching Pre K-8: Nonfiction gets noticed
Because of the volume of books available, many teachers are using nonfiction as the major source of text for science and social studies themes.
Extending nonfiction is sometimes difficult because many nonfiction texts don't lend themselves to authentic extensions.
A good nonfiction poetry collection to share is Marilyn Nelson's Newbery Honor Book, Carver: A Life in Poems (Front Street, 2001, ISBN 1-88691053-7).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3666/is_200304/ai_n9194074   (816 words)

 Stenhouse Publishers - Is That a Fact?: Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3
Over 85 percent of the reading and writing we do as adults is nonfiction, yet most of the reading and writing in K—3 classrooms is fiction or personal narrative.
Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3, Tony Stead shows you how to open the door to the rich world of nonfiction writing that goes beyond "what I did" narratives and animal reports.
Nonfiction inspires enthusiasm in young children because they can choose topics that are of interest to them personally.
www.stenhouse.com /productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idProduct=0331   (582 words)

 Reading Nonfiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Before you begin to read nonfiction, you should think about what you already know about the topic to make sense of what you read.
The size of headings, bold type, italics, charts, graphs, tables, or illustrations are often part of nonfiction.
It is often difficult to create mental pictures when reading nonfiction, but try to visualize what you are reading about.
projects.edtech.sandi.net /lewis/genre/readingnonfiction.htm   (216 words)

 nonfiction studios inc. - welcome to nonfiction studios
After all, no one wants to go to a restaurant and be told what to eat.
Our mandate is clear: service the heck out of our clients and create durable partnerships through creative design that gently jars you and encourages you to think sideways.
nonfiction believes that our clients have a destination, and we use creative design solutions to get them there.
nonfiction.ca   (100 words)

 Write4Kids Children's Writing Message Board: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
When I sold my first short story to a professional market, the editor told me that she received roughly 2,000 submissions a month, of which she purchased 6-10 stories, most of which were written by well-known authors such as Orson Scott Card, or Ursula LeGuinn.
I went to a conference last year and there were lines upon lines for the authors of fiction but for the very well published nonfiction author, no one bought her books so she had no one standing in line for her autograph.
I would have bought one of her books because my son loves nonfiction but they're expensive and she didn't have the right subjects for my son, so I didn't.
www.write4kids.com /wwwboard/messages/3/7655.html?1084994526   (1289 words)

 Glencoe Literature Course 4: Genre Study - Nonfiction
Nonfiction is writing that is based on fact instead of on imaginary events.
Examples of nonfiction include autobiographies, biographies, essays, memoirs, and diaries.
To learn more about nonfiction before you begin, refer to the Nonfiction Genre Focus in your textbook.
www.glencoe.com /sec/literature/course/course4/unit1/nonfiction.shtml   (74 words)

 Calls For Publications: Mapping Nonfiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The boundaries of nonfiction, as malleable as they are uncertain, enclose overlapping landscapes: essays, memoirs, meditations, literary journalism, expressive academic discourse, personal cultural criticism.
Sometimes thought to be coterminous with composition, sometimes thought to be circumscribed by creative writing, nonfiction is simultaneously familiar turf and terra incognita, an invigorating return to writing fundamentals and an exciting and evolving genre.
At keynote talks we will hear from well-established writers, teachers, and scholars in nonfiction; in interactive workshops we will engage in hands-on approaches that inspire a better understanding and a more comfortable use of nonfiction, both as writers and also as teachers.
www.unm.edu /~loboblog/cfp/archives/000113.html   (375 words)

 Reading to Learn: Nonfiction in the
Fortunately, we now know that is important to include well written and interesting nonfiction reading selections in our primary reading programs, and publishing companies have responded to this need.
Providing high quality nonfiction text in the classroom is a good start; however, it is also important to include instruction in how to read and comprehend this type of material, as well.
By exposing children early on to the unique features and challenges of informational text, a strong foundation can be laid for handling the demands of content area reading in the intermediate grades.
cte.jhu.edu /courses/bridges/s6activity7a.htm   (799 words)

 english 501 creative nonfiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Your primary responsibility as a member of the editorial staff is contribute to the successful publication of the journal by developing your expertise in various types of creative nonfiction, including personal essays, memoirs, segmented essays, and literary journalism.
You have met all of the responsibilities and contributed significantly to the development of the journal; you have contributed significantly to your editorial team; you have produced creative nonfiction texts that are of outstanding quality.
You have met all of the responsibilities and contributed significantly to the development of the journal; you have contributed significantly to your editorial team; you have produced creative nonfiction texts that are of high quality.
pubpages.unh.edu /~pmatsuda/2002s/501/main.html   (1449 words)

 Creative Nonfiction Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Creative nonfiction is a genre of literature, also known as literary journalism and narrative journalism, which uses literary skills in the writing of nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction is contrasted to "research nonfiction" which may contain accurate information, but may not be particularly well written and may not hold the attention of the reader very well.
Forms of creative nonfiction can include essays, diaries, autobiography, biographies, magazine writing, travel writing, nature writing, science writing, histories, journalism, and the memoir.
www.colorfulimaginations.com /encyclopedia/Creative_nonfiction   (446 words)

 Publishing tips, Writing For Publication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In the U.S., nearly all nonfiction books are sold on the basis of a proposal.
The nonfiction book proposal is a document written in a highly specialized way answering specific marketing questions.
Reflecting many of the eleven sections of the proposal, a query letter for nonfiction books may be up to one-and-a-half pages in length.
4-edit.com /publishing.html   (1310 words)

 Edward Humes - Narrative Nonfiction
A Brief Introduction to Narrative Nonfiction — Somewhere between the newspaper on your doorstep and the novel on your nightstand lies narrative nonfiction, literary journalism —; the nonfiction novel.
It is hard to imagine a more vibrant genre, combining the immediacy of journalism and the power of true accounts with the texture, read, drama, emotional punch and broad themes of a novel.
Then again, narrative nonfiction can also deliver the worst of both worlds, when the desire to construct a compelling story trumps the author’s responsibility to stick to the facts, no matter how inconvenient...
www.edwardhumes.com /narrative.shtml   (617 words)

 Reading Is Fundamental | Educators | Educators_nonfiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This book discusses what constitutes quality in children's nonfiction, analyzing the first 10 years of NCTE's Orbis Pictus Awards.
The author shows how students can read expository text, engage in research, and write authentic nonfiction that is captivating, visual, and full-voiced.
This book provides strategies, models, and bibliographies for the appropriate use of nonfiction when teaching students of different age groups.
www.rif.org /coordinators/resources/books/educators_nonfiction.mspx   (252 words)

 Bruce Dobler's Creative Nonfiction Compendium
Alternatively known as "literary journalism" or the "literature of fact," creative nonfiction is that branch of writing which employs literary techniques and artistic vision usually associated with fiction or poetry to report on actual persons and events.
"Nonfiction," on the other hand, is a relatively new offering in the MFA and may seem broader and more inclusive than the other genres.
Features examples culled from the author's journal, Creative Nonfiction, to illustrate writing techniques....LEE GUTKIND is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh, the first school to grant an M.F.A. degree in creative nonfiction.
www.pitt.edu /~bdobler/readingnf.html   (8922 words)

 International Reading Association : Web Resources : Lesson Plans : Blending Fiction and Nonfiction
This lesson supports the use of a text set (paired fiction and nonfiction texts on a similar topic) to increase student interest in and understanding of content area material and to develop critical writing skills.
Explain that whereas nonfiction is often better than fiction in answering questions about a topic, not all questions will be answered by one nonfiction text.
Chart responses so that fiction elements are on one side and nonfiction elements are on the opposite side, leaving space in the middle for a chart that will blend elements from both sides.
www.reading.org /resources/tools/lessons/262.html   (1432 words)

 Lorem Ipsum: Creative nonfiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There are computer books that have strong voices and include personal comments from the author (though not many, certainly); there are certainly travel guides that do that; and it seems to me that that kind of thing appears quite often in newspapers, usually in the form of columns, op-ed pieces, and human-interest stories.
Course description for a Creative Nonfiction class at Linfield College (may be a little hard to read on a Mac); especially worth reading is the paragraph, about 7 paragraphs into the course description, that starts “So how to move beyond anecdote, gossip, and confession into something that matters to the larger world?”
There’s an excellent and wide-ranging discussion of this question in a Faultline entry from a year ago titled “Dillard’s Cat,” about a passage written by Annie Dillard, presented as true, that turns out to have happened not to her but to someone else.
www.kith.org /journals/jed/2005/01/06/2542.html   (801 words)

 George Mason's Nonfiction Universe: a resource for nonfiction writer and nonfiction teachers
Welcome to the Nonfiction Universe, where we include links to current online publications in these nonfiction writing genres: autobiography, biography, business writing, essays, interviews, journalism, literary analysis, reports, reviews, rhetorical criticism, speeches, technical writing, and weblogs (blogs).
Current information is included on George Mason University’s undergraduate concentration in nonfiction writing and graduate MA in professional writing and editing and on the faculty in rhetoric and composition serving the program.
Nervy Girl is seeking your best personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary nonfiction in some way pertaining to the theme “Awakening.” It doesn’t matter if it’s spiritual, political, intellectual, emotional, funny, serious, or some vague reference to your Thursday morning alarm-clock-turn-off—if it’s a grand piece of writing, we want to read it.
nonfiction.gmu.edu /main.html   (313 words)

 Greenwood Publishing Group I1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By discussing contemporary literary nonfiction in relation to the early prose narrative forms and to the "news/novels" of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the opening chapter defines the discourse known as literary or artistic nonfiction.
Also addressed is the role of literary nonfiction in the American literary tradition and how each of the five writers exemplifies a strand of nonfiction narrative.
The Art of Fact is a timely call for critical appreciation of the artistry of nonfiction and offers valuable insights to both students and fans of contemporary nonfiction.
info.greenwood.com /books/0313268/0313268932.html   (325 words)

Nonfiction Collections: Enhance Your Math, Science, and Social Studies Curricula With Appropriately Leveled Nonfiction Books.
Research shows that 80% of the reading and writing we do every day is nonfiction.
Nonfiction reading is also featured in all national and state testing.
plgcatalog.pearson.com /co_home.cfm?site_id=641   (193 words)

We want the essays we publish in Creative Nonfiction to have purpose and meaning beyond the experiences related by the writers.
Creative Nonfiction is the first and the largest literary magazine to publish on a regular basis, high quality nonfiction prose (memoir, literary journalism, personal essay) exclusively.
Creative Nonfiction is the singular strongest voice of the genre, defining the ethics and the parameters of the field while broadening its impact through ancillary services and activities such as book series, conferences, education programs and the development of new writers.
www.creativenonfiction.org /thejournal/whatiscnf.htm   (210 words)

 X. J. Kennedy Nonfiction Award
It is Rosebud’s great honor to announce The 3rd Biennial X.J. Kennedy award for creative nonfiction.
The author submitting the best piece of original, unpublished nonfiction will be awarded $1,000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies of the contest issue.
Entries may be any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds, nature and travel writing, and memoir.
www.rsbd.net /x__j__kennedy_award.htm   (233 words)

 Nonfiction News - Topix
News on Nonfiction continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Jerry Labriola, the Connecticut doctor and former state senator, is also a writer of mysteries and nonfiction books about crime.
Three local nonfiction authors with ties to the University of Iowa brought their books to a national audience Tuesday.
www.topix.net /arts/nonfiction   (632 words)

 New York State Elementary Test Prep- ELA 4- 2nd Grade - Difference Between Fiction and Nonfiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Nonfiction is a true story about real people and real events.
A story about the White House and who lives in it today would be nonfiction.
A story about Neil Armstrong and the first time a man landed on the moon would be nonfiction.
www.oswego.org /testprep/ela4/a/fictionnonfictionl.cfm   (154 words)

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