Creative Nonfiction Writing
The Braided Essay: What It Is and Why I Used This Writing Structure for My Food Memoir
Award-winning writer Madhushree Ghosh defines the braided essay and discusses its power in her new book, Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family.
Ron Franscell: On the Secret to His Writing Success
Acclaimed author Ron Franscell discusses the process of writing his new true crime book, Shadow Man.
A Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald From the Second Roaring '20s
Raj Tawney writes a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, from one Roaring '20s writer to another.
Hasanthika Sirisena: On the Importance of Literature
Author and essayist Hasanthika Sirisena discusses the power of the essay with her new collection, Dark Tourist.
3 Tips for Writing a Memoir Everyone Wants to Read
A memoir is an open window into another's life—and although the truth is of paramount importance, so too is grabbing hold of its reader. Writer Tasha Keeble offers 3 tips for writing a memoir everyone will want to read.
8 Tips for Co-Writers to Create an Authentic Voice for Their Book
Writing is often seen as a solitary art form—so when choosing to co-write a book, the process is naturally different than working alone. Rob Keast and Anthony Ianni offer 8 tips to remember when co-writing a book.
Abe Streep: On the Power of Real Stories in Nonfiction
Writer and essayist Abe Streep discusses the years he spent doing the research for his new book of nonfiction, Brothers on Three.
How Personal Writing and Journaling Is Good for the Soul and Why Your Journal Is Your Soulmate
Bestselling author Laura Munson shares how personal writing and journaling is good for the soul and why your journal is your soulmate, including how to get more out of the process if you're feeling blocked.
How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises
While plenty of eulogies are delivered by a clergy member, the perspective provided by a close friend or family member can retell cherished memories of the deceased. If you find yourself needing to pen one, let this advice by Paul Vachon guide you.
How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir
No one can decide whether showing your memoir to loved ones before it goes to press is the right choice for you. However, if you're planning to approach your friends and family about it, let memoirist Ronit Plank give you 3 tips for doing so.
Finding Your Nonfiction Writing Niche and Understanding Why This Is So Important
Why specialize? It's a question many nonfiction authors face. Author Rick Lauber explains how focusing in on one subject can help your writing create a bigger impact—and even widen your audience.
6 Essentials for Writing Flash Fiction and Nonfiction
Author and editor Gina Barreca gives her top 6 tips for writing striking flash fiction and short short nonfiction.
Eat Your Words: Your 8-Point Checklist for Writing Original Recipes
Food writer, cook, and committed vegan Peggy Brusseau explains how you can craft a cookbook that engages your reader and stands out from the crowd.
Dinty W. Moore: Poking Fun at Hell and Dante's Inferno
In this post, Dinty W. Moore shares what inspired his most recent book To Hell With It, what lesson it taught him, why writers should have fun with their writing, and more!
Peter Vronsky: When History Is More Bizarre Than Fiction
Historical nonfiction author Peter Vronsky shares what surprises him about writing true crime books and how he negotiates titles with his publisher.