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    The difference between creative nonfiction and fiction is unassuming: fiction is derived from the fabrications of an author’s imagination, whereas creative nonfiction is contingent on facts. A novelist has the freedom to create scenes which never existed, whereas an author of creative nonfiction must convey a truthful story. However, the line between creative nonfiction and fiction, fact and falsehood, has become ever so thin as “writers of memoir [have been] revealed to be frauds and fiction writers

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    Creative Nonfiction

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    After taking "Creative Nonfiction" with John McPhee last spring, I am more inspired than ever to pursue a creative nonfiction senior thesis through the English department. Last summer, I interned in Ireland through Princeton’s International Internship Program and spent my weekends exploring the country's 2,500-km coastal trail, the “Wild Atlantic Way.” Established in 2014 as a major marketing initiative, the Wild Atlantic Way is now a famous tourist attraction at the heart of Ireland’s economy. Since

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    Creative Nonfiction

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    In certain stories of creative nonfiction, there can be many similarities to events that have happened to many people. Whether it is things such as the loss of a family member or problems stemming from relationships, there is at least one person in the world who has shared almost the same experience. Even with similar events, there is also the factor of each individual coming up with their own resolutions to their problems. These situations are what affect the stories of Cheryl and Suzanne. In

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    community had to pay for the greed of such a man. With time, a new type of book genre came about. This was called the “creative non-fiction novel”, or in other words, literary non-fiction. The information narrated is factually accurate, but with close attention to the literary style used. As Gutkind Lee once said in his novel The Best Creative Nonfiction, “the primary goal of the creative non-fiction writer is to communicate information, just like a reporter, but to shape it in a way that reads like fiction

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    In an article written in 1966 for The New York Times, Eliot Fremont-Smith discusses the squabbles that occurred in the literary world over Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, squabbles that continue today. He wrote of Capote, "The author is now concerned that In Cold Blood be taken as an example of a new literary form, 'the non-fiction novel'"(8). The debate of what constitutes a novel and what constitutes non-fiction. Fremont-Smith argues that the mixing of the two genres is irrelevant: It

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    Walt Disney Perseverance

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    Everyone is given the choice to keep moving forward after a loss or give up all hope. One of the greatest attributes to have in life is perseverance exemplified by such amazing people as Walt Disney and the motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas; both have achieved greatness through their devoted determination. Perseverance is refusing to fail no matter how difficult the situation becomes. It is not how many times you fail, but how many times you get back up that count. This quality is what separates

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    The Tiring Ways Of Perseverance Overcoming and being able to get through exhausting days takes a lot of perseverance. In Call of The Wild, Buck is overworked and has to learn how to get through days with little energy. Not only was Buck overworked, but my mom was extremely exhausted from her first born child, that did not feel the need for sleep. Although my mom wasn’t using as much physical energy as Buck, it still took away from her physical performance in everyday activities because of how worn

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    Imagine having your father being ripped from your arms and hauled away to prison, and having to be someone else to help your loved ones. As all of this goes on you have to push past your limits and stay brave and strong to get through these hard times. Perseverance is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. The book The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis is about how young Parvana continues in inconvenient times. The author reveals in The Breadwinner how Parvana

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    In my creative nonfiction genre proposal, I stated that, “my [creative writing project's] focus will be literary essays that address humanity’s universal desire for a sense of identity and belonging; these essays will be written from a personal perspective, containing anecdotes, internal conflicts, and external opinions” (1). Nearly ten weeks later, I believe I have achieved this goal in my final draft because of the stylistic approaches and revisions I made with the help of the Creative Writing

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    Unbroken Research Paper

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    Unbroken; A Story of Perseverance In life everyone is going to have to go through struggles and trials, however in times of suffering, having a strong support system and faith can help get through anything. The book is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The book is about an Olympic athlete named Louie Zamperini, that joined the military. Louie is captured, and tortured by the Japanese after his military plane crashed. Louie and his fellow prisoners are then tasked with trying to survive the Japanese

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    Logic Perseverent

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    Just imagine, a kid goes to school, and everyone around him starts to pick on him. He runs to the bathroom, and breaks down crying. Someone sees him and calls the counselor, a very nice person, who runs to the boy and walks with him to the office. The counselor asks him questions like what happened? How is life at home? What do you want to be when you grow up? He answers every question with complete confidence, proving that he can fulfill them. One person in our society who is perseverent is Logic

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    What is Flash Nonfiction?

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    think of the world nonfiction, I think about biographies, almanacs, journals, diaries, documentaries, and scientific papers. If I put these two words together, I immediately think that flash nonfiction is a brief type of nonfiction but what exactly is flash nonfiction? What makes up flash nonfiction? Where and how did it originate? How does it compare to other types of nonfiction? And, where can I find more? After reading The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential

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    Henry David Thoreau, Ernest Hemingway- all had a significant body of non-fictional work and are well respected, well established members. Sonja Livingston’s work is part of a genre called creative non-fiction. As stated in his article for The Writer, Lee Gutkind states, “Creative nonfiction-also called "new nonfiction" or "new journalism"-refers to writing about your experiences and lifestyles in a literary way. By "literary," I mean using scenes, dialogue, description, first-person points of view-all

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    Coal: A Human History was written by Barbara Freese to focus on the history of coal and how mankind has used it as part of their lifestyle. Ever since the times when early nomads used the slash-and-burn method, coal has been around acting as jewelry for the Romans and as fuel for peasants and the noble class in Britain. Coal was in such high demand that many inventions were utilized for the convenience of retrieving it from intolerable conditions such as vacuums and the construction of more efficient

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    Fiction should stay in the school curriculum because it actually makes the students read. Then fiction novels make the students get a book and actually finish it because it was good. The reason why I think schools want to get rid of fiction is because they think the students aren’t learning anything from it. The house of the scorpion by Nancy farmer. The book is about a clone named matt and almost everybody doesn’t like him except for celia kinda like his mom and elpatron. Then the other people who

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    fiction book. The book that i am currently reading is The Glass Castle which is a non fiction book but i still support the cause of a fiction book and I do prefer to read a fiction book rather that a non fiction. Because the book i'm reading is nonfiction I will use the lord of the flies as an example again. Within lord of the flies it explores mankind's true nature, a group of innocent boys who become more savage throughout the book. In the book the children lose their innocence and try to kill

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    Barely Beating the Odds

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    “With scant water and food, no jacket for the cold nights, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was. Aron faced the horror of his predicament: By the time any search and rescue effort would begin, he’d most assuredly be dead.” (Back Cover) If that would not get you to read Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston, I do not know what would. This short passage shows you the many encounters Aron has as you follow him on a seemingly ordinary trip that he takes. Even though this

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    experiences through a valid source. Similarly, in nonfiction, facts are presented to maximize knowledge on the experience. The widespread story of Amanda Berry is heard through multiple writing modes, including interviews and the nonfiction, Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. The techniques employed in the interviews in order, multiple perspectives, and the focus on the main topics, in comparison to the nonfiction use of specific dated headings, person-by-person

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    Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

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    do, what good would come of it? In an essay in her collection Colors of a Different Horse, Wendy Bishop says that composition teachers do indeed ìneed to be crossing the line between composition and creative writing far more often that we doî (Bishop 181). Bishop herself has taught both creative writing and composition, and has done both by entering the situation in the mindset of the other. She readily admits that she writes poetry (and not composition), yet she ìwas formally trained to teach

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    The Medical Certificate

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    The pounding in my head is so familiar; I barely notice the effect of last night’s scotch. What isn’t familiar is the aroma of coffee. I open one eye, in case there is a body lying next to me. The bed is empty, but the bedside table shows proof of another existence; a half smoked cigarette is slowly disappearing in an ashtray. Oh Jesus, what did I get up to last night? I hate awkward morning after conversations. I drape on my clothes from yesterday, and hurry to make a quick exit. I can hear her

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