Hi. I'm just wondering what genre my current WIP is. I'd love to know what you think.
Drawing Me Home: a Soldier's Story of Redemption and the Healing Power of Art is about a Seattle portrait artist. This man is a Vietnam Veteran who fought hard to get his life back after experiencing the trauma of war. But then he gave it all up to draw portraits of fallen soldiers. He's drawn more than 3,000 so far. I'm interviewing him for this book, so it's nonfiction, of course. It will include the story surrounding 8-10 of his portraits - lots of miracles and amazing things happen due to these drawings. I'd like it to read like a novel. It will cover his life from early childhood until now.
So what would the genre be? Narrative nonfiction? Creative nonfiction? Or something else? I just think it might help me get my head around the project. Thanks in advance! ~Karen