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Resources that help students learn about the craft of creative non-fiction and how to improve their own writing.
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Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
This post looks at a simple approach to creating effective visuals for eLearning by considering the 5 Cs.

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The 5 Cs...
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1. Clear — Will a visual help make a point clearer?
2. Concise — Will a visual summarize a point better than text?
3. Connected — Will a visual help learners make connections?
4. Compelling — Will visuals make content more attractive?
5. Complete — Will a visual help complete an idea?

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A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET

A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
Be sure to check out my other Google Guides and Cheat Sheets !

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A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET 

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Just in time for the new school year :) #techtiptuesdays

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We always need a good Cheat Sheet.

 

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The Fourth State of Matter

The Fourth State of Matter | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

An amazing essay by Jo Ann Beard.  This is probably one of the most stunning examples of the blending and blurring of lines between finction and creative non-ficiton.  

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Metaphor & Memory: Finding My Way Through Creative Nonfiction

Metaphor & Memory: Finding My Way Through Creative Nonfiction | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

A poetic discussion about creative non-fiction.

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Imagery Examples

Imagery Examples | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
Are you looking for imagery examples that illustrate this oft wielded literary style? Then you have landed on the right page. Here I explain what imagery is all about and share some examples from literature.

 

This may seem a little off topic, but imagery is one of the tools of craft that creative non-fiction writers use.  It's a good idea to have a good understanding of it.

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Curious Writer: The Ethics of the Lie in Creative Nonfiction, Part 1

Curious Writer: The Ethics of the Lie in Creative Nonfiction, Part 1 | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

A discussion of lying in creative non-fiction.

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The Ethics of Writing Creative Nonfiction

The Ethics of Writing Creative Nonfiction | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
By Dave Hood What are the ethics of creative nonfiction? The intent of the writer must be to write honestly and truthfully. The writer must not change facts, distort facts, fabricate facts, tell li...
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Nonfiction vs. Creative Nonfiction vs. Historical Fiction

Nonfiction vs. Creative Nonfiction vs. Historical Fiction | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

A good comparison between non-fiction and creative non-fiction.

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Writing in the Disciplines: Creative Nonfiction - Appropriate Style and the Absence of a Formula

Writing in the Disciplines: Creative Nonfiction - Appropriate Style and the Absence of a Formula | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

This is a short and sweet article on some of the benfits of creative non-fiction.  

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Creating Dialogue for Nonfiction

Creating Dialogue for Nonfiction | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

Some advice and techniques for dialogue in creative non-fiction.

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Dialogue Dos and Don’ts

Some quick tips about using dialogue.  Although, it's written for fiction, creative non-fiction writers should take note.

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What is creative nonfiction

A slide show about what creative non-fiction is as well as some examples of it.

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The Line Between Fact and Fiction | Poynter.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

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Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart

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Fiction Or Nonfiction? Memoir Or Novel? Know What To Call Your Story Or Book - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Fiction Or Nonfiction? Memoir Or Novel? Know What To Call Your Story Or Book - Writer's Relief, Inc. | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

Some general guidlines on the differences between fiction and nonfiction.  Also, some examples.

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Writing Creative Nonfiction

Writing Creative Nonfiction | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
What is creative nonfiction? It involves writing about personal experience, real people, or events. It is writing about fact, rather than fiction. The writer can write about anything, such as a per...
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Metaphor Examples in Literature

Metaphor Examples in Literature | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
Trying to convey a message by comparing two unlike entities that have something in common is known as metaphor. Metaphor examples in literature is what we will be looking into in this article.

 

A good solid understanding of metaphor crucial as it is one of the main tools a creative non-fiction writer uses.

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Exploring Genres in Creative Nonfiction Writing - Writing Forward

Exploring Genres in Creative Nonfiction Writing - Writing Forward | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
What is creative nonfiction? We'll explore creative nonfiction writing and the sub-genres of this emerging form of creative writing.
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The Ever-Shifting Truth and the Creative Nonfiction Writer’s Journey to Find It

A personal memoir detailing a relationship and the murky areas of truth in creative non-fiction.  A splendid example of the a creative non-fiction essay.

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Purdue OWL: Creative Nonfiction in Writing Courses

These resources discuss some terms and techniques that are useful to the beginning and intermediate creative nonfiction writer, and to instructors who are teaching creative nonfiction at these levels.
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Just the Facts | The Journal

A discussion of the grey areas that creative non-fiction create with an emphasis on dialogue.

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"The James Frey Problem"--Where We Are Now

"The James Frey Problem"--Where We Are Now | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it

A talk about using literary disclaimers in creative non-fiction when the imagination is engaged.

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Creative Nonfiction: How To Stay Out Of Trouble - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Some usefule tips on how to stay out of legal trouble when writing and publishing creative non-fiction.

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Dialogue in Creative Nonfiction (or Everything I Need to Know I Learned in High School English with Mr. Koterba) | Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art

Dialogue in Creative Nonfiction (or Everything I Need to Know I Learned in High School English with Mr. Koterba) | Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art | The Craft of Creative Non-fiction | Scoop.it
I still remember learning how to use quotations in high school English.  Only use quotations, my teacher said, if the quote says something you can’t say...
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