Tell It Slant, 3rd Edition

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Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction 

“Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.”
―Emily Dickinson

With these words, Dickinson offers sound advice for nonfiction writers: Tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of daily life. Since 2003, Tell It Slant has set the standard for creative nonfiction instruction, showing writers how to move beyond mere facts and, instead, make the most of their own “slant” on the world. This revised and updated third edition offers:

  • New and expanded chapters on about identity, maintaining a productive work/life balance, and navigating the publishing industry
  • An anthology with diverse pieces that range from traditional essay to the graphic memoir
  • Expanded discussion of contemporary and emerging literary
  • New “Try It” writing exercises throughout the book

Whether planning a course or learning on your own, Tell It Slant provides everything you need to know to develop a distinctive voice and to craft compelling creative nonfiction. This book provides the basis for a complete in nonfiction writing, wherever your classroom might be.

Tell It Slant is a valuable and comprehensive resource for nonfiction writers, filled with exhilarating examples, powerful exercises, and pure inspiration. Miller and Paola are gifted teachers and writers with endless wisdom to share and a lovely way of sharing it with struggling writers at every level.”
―Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life

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