You can watch videos of great talks from this conference held at the University of Florida in 2010: Roy Peter Clark, Andrea Billups, David Finkel, Ellis Amburn, Lane De Gregory, Keith Sykes & Tom Corcoran, Liz Balmaseda & Fabiola Santiago, Tom French, and three biographers: John Capouya, William Mc Keen & Ellis Amburn. With humor and aplomb, he recalls anecdotes about how he approached a story: from interviewing and reporting to drafting and revising, to working with editors and publishers . Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers ed.

Clicking on a title/‚Äčlink will take you to the page for the title, where you'll find information about the book. "Mc Phee has set the standard for the genre of creative nonfiction . by Sherry Ellis (writing exercises of masters of creative nonfiction) Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth, ed.

(Whether it's called narrative nonfiction, literary nonfiction, long-form journalism, creative nonfiction, or narrative journalism true stories, well-written and compelling) What is narrative nonfiction?

Cousin of the now-suspended Nieman Narrative Nonfiction conference. Here's one participant's reports: 10 Highlights from #BUNarrative (Susan Johnston, The Urban Muse, 4-10-13).

Susan also posted: Star-Tribs Laurie Hertzel at #BUNarrative: Write with a camera angle (on E-byline's The News Hook, 4-9-13) And here's a story about one keynote talk at the conference (also with video: Dean Starkman on the Confidence Game , in which he emphasizes that story is not everything; in the story about Enron, for example, journalists should have been thinking more about the numbers. Power of Narrative Conference 2013 Tips from Power of Narrative Conference 2013, in Boston Star-Tribs Laurie Hertzel at #BUNarrative: Write with a camera angle 10 Highlights from #BUNarrative (Susan Johnston, The Urban Muse, 4-10-13).

With narrative nonfiction you don't present the main point in the first paragraphcompelling narrative keeps the reader reading to find out what happens, and the journey to the epiphany is half the point.

Narrative nonfiction--joining good research with compelling, character-driven storytelling--reads like a novel.

Norman Sims and Mark Kramer Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example, ed.

Patsy Sims The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing, ed.

Basically, it's fact-based storytelling that makes people want to keep reading.

Forms of creative nonfiction include literary journalism, the memoir, the lyric essay, the prose poem, and the nonfiction short.

Andrea Pitzer's Nieman Storyboard report from the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.