I’m glad somebody else knows how to define it…

In my recent research around publications that might be interested in my work I found this definition of creative nonfiction, which my work has been labelled as, but few people know how to describe it:

“Although it sounds a bit affected and presumptuous, “creative nonfiction” precisely describes what the form is all about. The word “creative” refers simply to the use of literary craft in presenting nonfiction—that is, factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid manner. To put it another way, creative nonfiction writers do not make things up; they make ideas and information that already exist more interesting and, often, more accessible.”

This is from a website of a journal of all things. As usual, I can’t offer you a link, but if you want the URL it is: http://www.creativenonfiction.org/thejournal/whatiscnf.htm


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