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Rolf Potts Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 3.18.09

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"I hate to sound so directly instructional, but a book I've found immensely useful is Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide From the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. Collecting insights on narrative journalism from writers like Nora Ephron, David Halberstam, Tom Wolfe, Susan Orlean, Tracy Kidder, Phillip Lopate, and Malcolm Gladwell, the book is an inspiring and informational read for anyone looking to deepen their nonfiction writing craft."
Rolf Potts, author of Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer (Travelers' Tales, 2008)

Reader Comments

  • tlmrvt says...

    Thank you for your input. I'll check this book out. I already have a lot of technical depth and personal ispiration, need some cleaning up of nonessential detailia/medicalese that the average reader would find intimidating. But I'm I mainly need to know who to send stories to about medically challenged rescue cats that no one wanted but many of them were miracles in the making, and they thrived under my care. I'm operating under a Zeitgeist of a mission to educate and enlighten (obviously I can't take them all in!) It's not so difficult. And yes, I was born to write about it all! Terilynn

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