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Creative Writing by Casey Clabough

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CHAPTER10

The Masterful Essay

In This Chapter

  • Exposition in nonfiction writing
  • Description in nonfiction writing
  • Persuasion in nonfiction writing
  • The “New Journalism” movement

You might think the writing of a truthful nonfiction piece—an essay—would be an undertaking that would appear and remain close to the heart. Not necessarily so. In fact, it has often been said that the key element in any essay is finding a measure of distance from your experience, or learning to stand back, narrow your eyes, and scrutinize your own life with skepticism.

Distance is important because it helps authors separate themselves as living, breathing people from ...

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