Robert L. Root Jr.
Robert L. Root Jr. í 4 SummaryLots of us are taking the summer to hone our craft To that end I ecommend the often hilarious deeply insightful exceptionally useful Nonfictionist s Guide On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction by Robert Root While craft books may make you feel like
you Der Ritter und die Bastardtochter re plodding through murk this one will compel you toead and practice ead and practicere plodding through murk this one will compel you to ead and practice ead and practice *your writing will be better for it Root is an advocate *writing will be better for it Root is an advocate a paratactic style immediate vivid fragmented I found his analyses of other writers a little epetitive but thought his advice and exercises were very strong I can well imagine mining this book for activities in a nonfiction course
serious shaka buku moments in in terms of Blessed Are the Wicked realizations about the motivations and mechanics of craft in nonfiction writing This theorycraft book by the editor of Fourth Genre Explorations in Nonfiction wasecommended to me some time ago I m not much of a craft eader but I d Nonfiction the fourth genre along with poetry fiction and drama is a literary field affecting bestseller lists writing programs writers' workshops and conferences on the study of creative writing compositionrhetoric and literature It is often labeled andor limited as creative or literary nonfiction and subdivided into essay memoir literary journalism personal cultural criticism and narratives of nature and travel A vital and ,SOME SERIOUS SHAKA BUKU MOMENTS IN
Eard this book does a great job
O Chapter Looks At A ParticularEach chapter looks at a particular of writing and eading nonfiction And the end of each chapter Root offers some Notes for Nonfictionist which are ofttimes helpful than eading the entire chapter He defines the genre he challenges it he offers new ways of considering it including experimental This could easily be adapted for classroom for either a nonfiction course or a multi genre introductory course So far a solid introduction to the genre I like Root s voice and style as well as his take on writing nonfiction Half the book the author ambles on with his personal opinions on literature and defending nonfiction as a viable and important form of literature instead of doing any kind of focused and effective instruction of nonfiction Yes its okay to be biased and say that nonfiction is true than fiction but eminding me of it in every single chapter teaches me nothing about. Rowing form nonfiction has until now needed a sustained discussion about its poetics both the theory and the craft of this genre The Nonfictionist's Guide offers a lively exploration of the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it Each chapter on
vital aspect of nonfiction concludes with a separate section of elevant notes for nonfictionists Beginning with a new defi.A Vital Aspect Of
How to write a piece of
better I ead this for memoir writing class and I honestly learned about how to write memoir fromMEMOIR BETTER I READ THIS FOR
the memoir books than i did this book Which is not a bad thing certainly but still slightly disappointing I mmemoir books than i did this book Which is not a bad thing certainly but still slightly disappointing I m there s better texts on this subject out there Not a bad intro to nonfictionist writing The book wears on a bit as the author goes over what creative non fiction is over and over However as the book moves on the eader is introduced to aspects and elements to pay attention to when dealing with creative non fiction workYes we get that the name of the genre is insufficient Don t worry that fact but instead suggest a new name Either that *or continue teaching the est of itMore fuller examples would have also been *continue teaching the est of itMore fuller examples would have also been not a bad ead but a little drier than I would have liked Attended a workshop Lies, Damned Lies, and History recently given by this author on Writing by Ear Caused me to purchase the book. Nition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive Robert Root discusses the use of experimental forms the effects of present and past tense and experiential andeflective voices and the issue of truth He provides groundbreaking explorations of the segmented essay and the The New World role of spaces as an essential literary device guiding botheaders and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction
Robert L. Root Jr.