A Note from the Editor:
I’m happy to publish this post today from a friend of the site, Peter Giblett, who won’t brag on himself but was instrumental in the creation of this blog early on. Welcome back Peter, we hope you’ll write more posts here in the future.
Kind regards, Scott
“Part of writing non-fiction means making a commitment to telling the truth.” Prof. Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College.
Part of the challenge for writers is the distinction between writing fictional and factual works. Fiction is written using imagined situations, but fictional stories may also spring from real events and involve real people. When writers present factual stories, told as non-fiction they must stay, wholly, in the realm of reality. There is a fine line between the two, explored here.
The Non-Fiction Contract
This is a basic agreement between the writer and the reader that…
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