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Linda Jaivin: Creative Non-Fiction

Session Info:

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.


  • How to choose your subject
  • That special angle
  • Research
  • Structure
  • Style

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