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Creative Non-Fiction is the art of writing factually accurate, informative articles or essays with literary style. Examples of creative non-fiction can include travel and food writing, cultural critique and commentary, personal essays, memoir and biography as well as essays on politics and society. What are the secrets to writing successful creative non-fiction?
Linda Jaivin is a highly regarded writer of creative non-fiction as well as being a novelist, translator and playwright. Her own creative non-fiction includes cultural critique and commentary, memoir, biography, personal essays and travel writing. She’s a regular contributor to The Monthly among other publications.
When you’re passionate about an issue, whether it’s animal rights, climate change, refugees, religion feminism, or surf clubs – you want to get people’s attention and persuade them to consider your point of view. But persuasion is not haranguing, hectoring or lecturing. It must be far more artful and interesting than that, for both your […]
The globally interconnected world we live in is webbed with translation. We rely on this web, whether we’re reading a Murakami, Kundera or Stieg Larsson novel, watching a Chinese or Iranian film, studying French theorists like Derrida or even trying to decode the English-language instructions that came with a Japanese washing machine. The best literary […]