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Sargentodiaz
07-27-2008, 11:46 PM
I’ve been researching “Narrative Non-Fiction” and still am unsure just what it is. I’ve seen it also called “Creative Non-Fiction.”
The reason I’m asking is that a lot of agents seem to be representing it and, as statistics show, non-fiction is easier to sell than fiction.
So, my question is” what is your interpretation of the term “narrative non-fiction?”

alleycat
07-27-2008, 11:52 PM
About the easier definition I can give you is "nonfiction that reads like fiction". I think of In Cold Blood as the classic example, as well as some of the stuff by Tracy Kidder and Tom Wolfe.

freezer burned
07-28-2008, 12:49 AM
If it is nonfiction that reads like fiction, is there any harm in selling it as fiction?

IceCreamEmpress
07-28-2008, 03:58 AM
If it is nonfiction that reads like fiction, is there any harm in selling it as fiction?

There wouldn't be any advantage in doing that.