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Finding the "I" in Creative Nonfiction: Vivian Gornick's The Situation and the Story

Vivian Gornick’s The Situation and the Story examines what makes a good piece of nonfiction. She writes, “Every work of literature has a situation and a story. 522 more words

Writing

El Forte

When I was nineteen, I spent a week in Santa Barbara with a friend who lived in a two-bedroom with five housemates. People came and went all day and it took me half the week to recognize which ones actually lived there. 553 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Citizen

Floyd is sitting his citizenship exam, and I take it upon myself to help him prepare. He sends me a document full of practice tests and I pepper him with questions throughout the day. 484 more words

Cnf

He takes his highball with Vodka and club soda, his hands smell of lime when he cradles my jaw. It is 4:30 in the morning. He smiles at me and says “You’re crazy.” 98 more words

Prose

GENESIS: A STORY OF BEGINNINGS, Part III a lyric essay by Stephen Mead

THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES

I’ll tell you how I see George Herbert, the poet, saying his prayers: he’s sitting in his lawn chair, typewriter spread across his worn-out knees, sending up a summons for lightning.  632 more words

Lyric Essay

Butterflies: A Creative Nonfiction Piece

FINALLY releasing something of mine that’s related to creative writing! Woo!

Another quick update: I’m just going to post whatever I want on my blog. If I want to write a causal blog entry, cool! 828 more words

Creative Writing