Tell It Slant, 2nd Edition by Brenda Miller

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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction."
--Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays
When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today's writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don't become mere transcribers of day-to-day life. Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essay, the award-winning authors will guide you along the journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises. You will learn how to find a distinctive voice, use prompts to get started and keep writing, discover stories in impossible places, tackle (and enjoy) background research, and more.

This second edition includes a new chapter on publication--print, digital; an update on "The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction" chapter to include references to James Frey and other controversies regarding nonfiction ethics; and an expanded resource section and bibliography.

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About Brenda Miller

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Brenda Miller has received four Pushcart Prizes for her work in creative nonfiction. Her essays have twice been selected as Notable Essays by The Best American Essays series, and her collection, Season of the Body, was a finalist for the Pen American Center Award in creative nonfiction. She is an associate professor of English at Western Washington University. Suzanne Paola is the author of Body Toxic, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the American Book Award. She was awarded the Brittingham Prize for her third volume of poetry, Bardo. McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fMcGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, andields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide interests of readers worldwide
Published March 2, 2012 by McGraw-Hill. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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