View Full Version : Who loves Creative Nonfiction?

10-01-2008, 06:09 AM
I love the form of writing Creative Nonfiction essays from about 500 to 2500 words. Usually my essays are somewhat humorous. My heroes are Dave Barry and David Sedaris.

What kind of Creative Nonfiction do you read or write? Do you have a favorite place to submit essays? Any top authors you think everyone should read?

10-01-2008, 04:31 PM
I'm also a fan of this sort of writing and have written many pieces. I submitted one to the First Person Singular column that runs on Sundays in a local newpaper. It was snapped up within hours. I have intentions of submitting more ... where? Which stories? Life keeps getting in the way, and that could be a fine new thread. Soon! Thanks for starting this one.

10-01-2008, 04:36 PM
David Sedaris rocks!

I'm a food writing fan, so I would add Anthony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman as "must read" authors.

10-03-2008, 12:10 AM
I love Creative Nonfiction. I read a lot of memoir and am revising the memoir that was my MFA thesis. One of the books that has helped my memoir writing the most is Patricia Hampl's I Could Tell You Stories, particularly the chapter "Memory and Imagination."

When I'm writing essays or chapters and need inspiration, I go back to the essays of E.B. White and Phillip Lopate, to name a couple.

10-03-2008, 03:45 PM
I do. Now that I've figured out what it is. :ROFL:

I do believe in warning labels for it, though. i.e., 'yes, it all happened - just not in the order in which it appeared.'