The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

How to Write & Sell the Novel of True Events

Book - 2008
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Gardners Books
Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years—In Cold Blood; All the President’s Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead—and they all have one thing in common, they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create what is called narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction “novel.”

Book News
Author and literary agent Rubie offers this guide to writing "narrative non-fiction," showing prospective authors and journalists how to deliver the same elements of readability that may be found in a novel. The author analyzes the gray areas between factual events and narrative flow and helps writers avoid fanciful details that may compromise the accuracy of the story. This book also provides interviews and advice from authors who have already mastered this literary genre such as Mark Bowden, Jack Hart, Jon Krakauer and Jonathan Galassi. Further tips are included on how to market and sell these types of manuscripts. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years--""In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead""--and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction ""novel."" (An earlier version of this book was published under the title ""Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction."" This version has been extensively reworked.)


Independent Publishing Group
Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years?In Cold Blood; All the President’s Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead?and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction ?novel.” (An earlier version of this book was published under the title Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction. This version has been extensively reworked.)


Publisher: Fresno, Calif. : Quill Driver Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781884956911
1884956912
Branch Call Number: 808.02 RUBIE
Characteristics: xiv, 287 pages ; 23 cm

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