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Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Lee Gutkind

To reconstruct stories and scenes, nonfiction writers must conduct vigorous and responsible research. In fact, narrative requires more research than traditional reportage, for writers cannot simply tell what they learn and know; rather, they must show it. — Lee Gutkind

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Stephen King

I read more than I had in years-novels, short stories, three long nonfiction books about how we had stumbled into the Iraq mess (the short answer appeared to have W for a middle initial and a dick for a Vice President). — Stephen King

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Debra Dean

With the historical fictions, I was already doing so much research, and so much of the stories was anchored by historical truth that the move to nonfiction didn't feel all that dramatic - just another half-step to the right. — Debra Dean

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Louise Penny

Where once his grandparents put up crucifixes and images of the benediction on their walls, he and Reine-Marie put up books on theirs. History books. Reference books. Biographies. Fiction, nonfiction. Stories lined the walls and both insulated them from the outside world and connected them to it. — Louise Penny

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Frank Deford

I never wanted to be an editor. I never wanted to be a boss. I just wanted to write, and it didn't make any difference whether it was fiction or nonfiction or short stories or whatever. I just - that's what I was destined to do. — Frank Deford

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Bruno Bettelheim

The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue ... — Bruno Bettelheim

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

In December 2011, I will be opening up my production house, Sharmeen Obaid Films, and aspire to change the way Pakistanis approach nonfiction storytelling. There are thousands of stories to be found here. — Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Meghan Daum

I started off doing fiction in 1993. It didn't occur to me to do nonfiction because it wasn't a thing yet. So I was bumbling around, writing short stories, and then I took a nonfiction workshop, and I realized that this was what I was supposed to do. — Meghan Daum

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Louis L'Amour

My stories may seem to be the stories of men, but a check of my books will show that I have probably written the stories of more strong women than any other writer ... [examples include] Miss Nesselrode of The Lonesome Gods, Ruth Macken of Bendigo Shafter, Echo Sackett of Ride the River, Em Talon of Ride the Dark Trail are some ... [and] one of my favorites is Miss Jessica Trescott of Matagorda. (The Sackett Companion) — Louis L'Amour

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Annie Dillard

It makes more sense to write one big book - a novel or nonfiction narrative - than to write many stories or essays. Into a long, ambitious project you can fit or pour all you possess and learn. — Annie Dillard

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Ben Mezrich

I write nonfiction in this thriller-esque style. I have all the facts; I research it. I have thousands of pages of court documents ... I try to get inside my stories. — Ben Mezrich

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Troy Hicks

We can no longer allow them to write just stories and poems; we must teach them the forms of nonfiction writing as well, specifically that of writing on demand. — Troy Hicks

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Walter Kirn

Truth is stranger than nonfiction. And life is too interesting to be left to journalists. People have stories, but journalists have 'takes,' and it's their takes that usually win out when the stories are too complicated or, as happens, not complicated enough. — Walter Kirn

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Jonathan Maberry

My 'Rot & Ruin' series is a post-apocalyptic adventure for teens. My 'Joe Ledger' novels are science-based action thrillers for adults. My 'Dead of Night' stories are zombie tales for adults; my 'Pine Deep Trilogy' is classic horror for adults, and I've written nonfiction books on topics ranging from martial arts to folklore. — Jonathan Maberry

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Lee Gutkind

Nonfiction means that our stories are as true and accurate as possible. Readers expect - demand - diligence. — Lee Gutkind

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Phillip Lopate

In the best nonfiction, it seems to me, you're always made aware that you are being engaged with a supple mind at work. The story line or plot in nonfiction consists of the twists and turns of a thought process working itself out. — Phillip Lopate

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Tom Bissell

My fiction-writing DNA shows in how I think about prose, how I think about the page, how I think nonfiction stories should work. And every piece of nonfiction I write, I want it to have fictional texture. — Tom Bissell

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By John D'Agata

Back in the day, a lot of our instructors in nonfiction were actually fiction scholars. So they would bring in stories as models for the essay. And in some ways that's a good idea, because we can all learn from other genres. But I think it also made me realize that I literally didn't have an essay model, and that if I wanted one I would have to find it. — John D'Agata

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By C.J. Box

Jim Harrison's novels, John McPhee's nonfiction, Flannery O'Connor's short stories, and the crime novels of John Sandford, Ken Bruen, and T. Jefferson Parker. His books — C.J. Box

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Tim O'Brien

Stories have a special way of putting us inside the people, inside the boots of the soldiers. You're absorbed in a way a documentary or nonfiction can't do for you. — Tim O'Brien

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Jo Deurbrouck

Writing nonfiction means I tell people's stories for them, not because they're special but because we all are. — Jo Deurbrouck

Nonfiction Stories Quotes By Lee Gutkind

And there are two types of stories. One type is one's own story. The other type is telling the stories of others. Thanks to this genre, writers of nonfiction can now use the tools of the reporter, the points of view and ear for dialog of a novelist, and the passion and wordplay of the poet. — Lee Gutkind