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Name some books that have been huge bestsellers over the years -- "In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Hot Zone; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude -- and you'll find they have one thing in common: They read like novels, but they are true stories. They fall into a category now called "narrative nonfiction" -- the novel of true events. These books seize u Name some books that have been huge bestsellers over the years -- "In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Hot Zone; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude -- and you'll find they have one thing in common: They read like novels, but they are true stories. They fall into a category now called "narrative nonfiction" -- the novel of true events. These books seize upon an untold or barely told incident and pry it apart. They search for a way to understand in the microcosm of the story more about the macrocosm of our world -- who we are and why we do the things we do, while at the same time giving us a riveting story. In "Telling the Story author and literary agent Peter Rubie, a former BBC Radio and Fleet Street journalist, provides guidance and practical advice on how best to meld careful journalistic research with narrative writing techniques. Filled with insights and interviews with authors, agents, and editors such as Mark Bowden, Jon Krakauer, Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Peter Gethers (Random House), George Gibson (Walker & Co.), and Jack Hart (The "Oregoinian), this is the essential guide to writing this hot new genre.


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Name some books that have been huge bestsellers over the years -- "In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Hot Zone; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude -- and you'll find they have one thing in common: They read like novels, but they are true stories. They fall into a category now called "narrative nonfiction" -- the novel of true events. These books seize u Name some books that have been huge bestsellers over the years -- "In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Hot Zone; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude -- and you'll find they have one thing in common: They read like novels, but they are true stories. They fall into a category now called "narrative nonfiction" -- the novel of true events. These books seize upon an untold or barely told incident and pry it apart. They search for a way to understand in the microcosm of the story more about the macrocosm of our world -- who we are and why we do the things we do, while at the same time giving us a riveting story. In "Telling the Story author and literary agent Peter Rubie, a former BBC Radio and Fleet Street journalist, provides guidance and practical advice on how best to meld careful journalistic research with narrative writing techniques. Filled with insights and interviews with authors, agents, and editors such as Mark Bowden, Jon Krakauer, Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Peter Gethers (Random House), George Gibson (Walker & Co.), and Jack Hart (The "Oregoinian), this is the essential guide to writing this hot new genre.

35 review for Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This is from 2003, so much of its nitty-gritty detail about researching the book market, finding an agent, etc. is hopelessly out of date in the digital age, but many tips remain helpful, such as how to develop an idea and structure a nonfiction book, and when to recreate a scene versus just gloss over something with basic information. The advice on a book proposal still seems relevant, too. I’ve read 11 of the recommended books on his reading list and own another two; of course it’s stuck c. 20 This is from 2003, so much of its nitty-gritty detail about researching the book market, finding an agent, etc. is hopelessly out of date in the digital age, but many tips remain helpful, such as how to develop an idea and structure a nonfiction book, and when to recreate a scene versus just gloss over something with basic information. The advice on a book proposal still seems relevant, too. I’ve read 11 of the recommended books on his reading list and own another two; of course it’s stuck c. 2000, and if redone today would include things like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Educated, but I still found it interesting to see what he considered good models of narrative nonfiction. I’ll hold onto this one for reference.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jim Yarin

    Good, but out of date

  3. 5 out of 5

    Josh Hutton

    I'd suggest this book to journalists looking to go long form. Rubie has acted in the capacities of reporter, editor, and literary agent; because of this experience, his advice comes across as straightforward and free of puffed-up sentimentality. I'd suggest this book to journalists looking to go long form. Rubie has acted in the capacities of reporter, editor, and literary agent; because of this experience, his advice comes across as straightforward and free of puffed-up sentimentality.

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