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Links to news, information, stories, and other things of interest to creative nonfiction writers

Compiled by Maria Turner

Heather Havrilseky reviews Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir: “Rather than ushering us sweetly into the land of personal storytelling, then, Karr prefers to shove us off a cliff and into an inky abyss.”

This isn’t a review. It’s just a link to the website for Dinty Moore’s new book, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy. If you don’t already know who Dinty Moore is, you should. And how can you resist a book that has the words “Essay Writer Guy” in the title?

Since we’re talking about Dinty, here’s a blog post on Brevity by Allison Williams on how to make the most out of a writing conference. (Keep this in mind for the CNFC conference in Banff, April 2016!)

CNFC’s past president Cathy Ostlere contributes to Oscar’s Salon. We will say no more. This is a project best left to be discovered, rather than introduced.

John McPhee talks about “choosing what to leave out” in the New Yorker:
“Writing is selection. Just to start a piece of writing you have to choose one word and only one from more than a million in the language. Now keep going. What is your next word? Your next sentence, paragraph, section, chapter? Your next ball of fact.”

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