Tell It Slant
Second Edition

Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola

ISBN: 9780071781770 / Copyright 2012

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"Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant."—Emily Dickinson

In these words, Dickinson offers some sound advice for nonfiction writers: tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of day-to-day life. How do you move beyond cold fact to create elegant nonfiction that makes the most of your individual “slant” on the world?

Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essays, the award-winning authors of Tell It Slant will guide you with intensive instruction, an abundance of writing exercises, and suggestions for further reading.

This revised and updated 2nd edition includes chapters on writing in the online world, publication processes in both print and digital media, in-depth instruction on research methods, and expanded discussion on ethical issues particular to nonfiction writing. This edition works equally well for a private writer, writing groups, or the writer in the classroom.

Discover how to:
  • Gain access to your memories through the senses

  • Find material outside your own experience

  • Tackle (and enjoy) background research

  • Avoid clichés and discover fresh language

  • Find publication venues for your work