Telling True Stories

A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

Author: Mark Kramer,Wendy Call

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440628947

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 9212

Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Telling True Stories

Navigating the challenges of writing narrative non-fiction

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742379354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 5811

Explores the key challenges in writing narrative non-fiction, and shows how some of the best in the business do it - an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to tell true stories well.

Reality Radio, Second Edition

Telling True Stories in Sound

Author: John Biewen,Alexa Dilworth

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469633140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7794

This new revised and expanded edition of Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. With a new foreword and five new essays, this book takes stock of the transformations in radio documentary since the publication of the first edition: the ascendance of the podcast; greater cultural, racial, and topical variety; and the changing economics of radio itself. In twenty-four essays total, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, or even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully. Contributors include Jad Abumrad, Daniel Alarcon, Jay Allison, damali ayo, John Biewen, Emily Botein, Chris Brookes, Scott Carrier, Katie Davis, Sherre DeLys, Ira Glass, Alan Hall, Dave Isay, Natalie Kestecher, Starlee Kine, The Kitchen Sisters, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, Maria Martin, Karen Michel, Joe Richman, Dmae Roberts, Stephen Smith, Alix Spiegel, Sandy Tolan, and Glynn Washington. Jad Abumrad, Radiolab Daniel Alarcon, Radio Ambulante Jay Allison, The Moth Radio Hour, damali ayo, independent audio producer John Biewen, audio program director at CDS, Scene on Radio Emily Botein, vice president of On-Demand Content, WNYC Chris Brookes, independent audio producer, Battery Radio Scott Carrier, This American Life, Home of the Brave Katie Davis, special projects coordinator at WAMU, Neighborhood Stories Sherre DeLys, 360documentaries, ABC Radio National Ira Glass, This American Life Alan Hall, independent audio producer, Falling Tree Productions Dave Isay, StoryCorps Natalie Kestecher, Pocketdocs, ABC Radio National Starlee Kine, Mystery Show The Kitchen Sisters, The Hidden World of Girls, Hidden Kitchens Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, Serial Maria Martin, Latino USA, GraciasVida Center for Media Karen Michel, independent audio producer Joe Richman, Radio Diaries Dmae Roberts, independent audio producer Stephen Smith, APM Reports Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia Sandy Tolan, independent audio producer, Homelands Productions Glynn Washington, Snap Judgment

Reality Radio

Telling True Stories in Sound

Author: John Biewen,Alexa Dilworth

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807895660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 5085

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life, StoryCorps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio Exchange, Hearing Voices, and Soundprint; and through a growing collection of podcasts. Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In these nineteen essays, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully. Contributors: Jad Abumrad Jay Allison damali ayo John Biewen Emily Botein Chris Brookes Scott Carrier Katie Davis Sherre DeLys Lena Eckert-Erdheim Ira Glass Alan Hall Natalie Kestecher The Kitchen Sisters Maria Martin Karen Michel Rick Moody Joe Richman Dmae Roberts Stephen Smith Sandy Tolan

Journalistische Genres

Author: Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744510999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 9691

In einer Zeit, in der der traditionelle (Print-)Journalismus in der Krise steckt, ist das Experimentieren mit neuen Zugängen zur journalistischen Arbeit, ist die Grenzüberschreitung sinnvoll und notwendig. Das vorliegende Buch setzt sich mit knapp 40 unterschiedlichen Genres auseinander, systematisiert diese und möchte damit die Diskussion über alternative Ansätze im deutschsprachigen Journalismus anregen. Leitfragen sind dabei: Was ist die grundlegende Idee des jeweiligen Genres? Worin unterscheidet es sich vom idealtypischen Journalismus? Vor welchem Begründungszusammenhang wurde der Ansatz formuliert und wie hat er sich historisch entwickelt? Welche Chancen und Risiken sind damit verbunden?

Every Life Is a Story That Deserves to Be Told

True Stories About Life’S Ups and Downs

Author: Harold Isbell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477131140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 6405

Harold left home with eighteen dollars in his pocket, driving a car with no reverse, with very little education, a speech problem, he could not read or write, yet he is now worth close to a million dollars. You might ask, How did he accomplish this? Every Life Is a Story That Deserves to Be Told is a book that will take you on a journey from the 1940s to the current day. Join Harold in the true story of his life. In order to fully understand how he got where he is today, you must first see where he has been. Each story in this book is memorable; some of these stories will make you laugh, while others may make you cry. This book truly encompasses everyday life and the ups and downs that go along with it. It is an inspiring look at life, love, and overcoming the challenges each of us must face. It is a book for those who never give up and never back down, and also for those who believe that life is a gift that should not be squandered or wasted. These stories will resonate with all readers. Readers crave something tangible and realsomething that leaves an impression long after the pages are read and the cover is closed. This is that type of book!

Telling StartUp Stories

Keep the End in Mind

Author: William Keyser

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 146893841X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7756

Telling Startup Stories: Keep the End in Mind is Will Keyser's first ebook. The second, No Surprises: Essential Numbers for Entrepreneurs is in preparation. Will has also been writing fiction and non-fiction for many years. His passion is entrepreneurship. This is expressed through his blog and website, StartUp Owl; and as a professor teaching strategy and entrepreneurship on the MBA in Managing for Sustainability at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. He is a consultant to StartUps in many fields, both in the US and Europe over the last 20 years. His StartUp consulting practice is Venture Founders LLC, where his work concentrates on issues of business planning and development. With a partner, he started, built and sold (for a symbolic £1 Sterling) his own business, and some others, as well as having tried and failed to start yet more. He has also served on the Board of a regional venture capital company, on the boards of many non-profits and a $16 million food retailing cooperative. He advises students on establishing their own StartUps, both while studying and following graduation. He has lived and worked in the UK and France and have been in the US for many years, splitting his time between Vermont and Texas. Will can be contacted at [email protected] on anything read in the book.

Senior Story Telling

True Short Stories

Author: Erma Siteman

Publisher: Firstchoicebooks

ISBN: 0978455509

Category: Navy spouses

Page: 128

View: 8874


Around the World with One Direction - The True Stories as told by the Fans

Author: Sarah Oliver

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 178219701X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5117

If you have ever dreamt of meeting One Direction then this is the book for you!Author Sarah Oliver has the inside scoop from 1D's biggest fans from around the world, including all the gossip about what happened when they met Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn....and tour secrets you won't hear anywhere else.Anthony Lee was named 'Australia's Best Dad' and appeared on national TV when he helped his daughter meet the band. Discover how he made it happen.Tiffani from Boston met the boys when they were filming the video for 'Gotta Be You' - find out how she accidentally started the rumour that the boys had died on the way to their second video shoot.Greyson from Pennsylvania was the first fan to find out when Liam broke his toe and how he did it - she knew two weeks before he revealed all on The Today Show.Jenna from Ottawa got to hand out for two hours with Niall's family and play with baby Lux - discover what the boys' families are really like!Sarah Oliver reveals all and much more, including which countries One Direction love the most and some of the crazy things they get up to when they're not on stage. Sit back, relax and follow in the footsteps of One Direction as they go around the world!

The Story Is True

The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories

Author: Bruce Jackson

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592136079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 6429

Making and experiencing stories, remembering and retelling them is something we all do. But how do stories work? What is it about telling and listening to stories that unites us? And, more importantly, how do we change them--and how do they change us? InThe Story Is True, author, filmmaker and photographer Bruce Jackson explores the ways we use the stories that become a central part of our public and private lives. He examines, as no one before has, how stories narrate and bring meaning to our lives by describing and explaining how stories are made and used.

Corvettes Canada

Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories

Author: Mac Johnston

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470156988

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1229

The Canadian escort group C 2 was comprised of the RCN destroyers Gatineau and Chaudiere, the frigate St. Catharines, the Corvettes Chilliwack and Fennel, and the RN destroyer Icarus. these six and the RN corvette Kenilworth castle combined to sing U-744 in the North Atlantic in a prolonged drama on March 5 and 6, 1944. At 32 hours, this the second-longest successful hunt of the war. Chilliwack able seaman Ralph Chartrand recalls the action: When the sub started to surface, everything that could shoot went into action and we fired all we could. While the crew of U-744 was jumping out of the conning tower, St. Catharines was closing in, but our captain outmanoeuvred Chilliwack in front to make sure that this was our sub. He gave the order "Prepare to ram," but soon the sub was empty, so we didn't ram. We lowered a lifeboat with a boarding party and they proceeded to U-744. While the lifeboat was tied to the sub, some members boarded the sub. then a big wave hit our lifeboat and flipped the crew into the water with the German Sailors. We took 17 prisoners on board. It was almost a major coup. Three lifeboats reached the Type VII C boat. German code books and the cypher machine were seized, but all three seaboats capsized in the rough sea and only one book was saved. All the Canadians were picked up. So, too, were 40 Germans. Icarus then dispatched the unsalable U-744 with a torpedo. Eleven Germans died, including the captain. Praise for Corvettes Canada. "It was the ubiquitous corvette, built in Canada, manned by volunteers and often as not based in a Canadian or Newfoundland port, that carried the burden of our Atlantic war...and few wartime sailors escaped at least some time aboard them. "For the most part, their experiences have gone unrecorded--especially those of the lower deck--and time will soon erase what the enemy and the sea itself could not. Fortunately, Mac Johnston has salvaged the experiences of 250 of these fast-departing corvette veterans, and has drawn their story together into a superb collective memoir of the Atlantic war. "Johnston has woven these memories...and the history of the wartime RCN into a tight fabric, one that is both entertaining and extremely valuable. If you have never read anything on the Canadian navy's part in the Battle of the Atlantic, start with this one; if you've read everything that's already available, you will find this one a gem." --Marc Milner, University of New Brunswick "I like your presentation. It's right from the horse's mouth so to speak. It is so authentic, I say it is a classic. It's as true a story as can be told. Corvette men who read your book, contributors or not, will marvel at your format and will live again the tortures of the Atlantic, the friendship of shipmates, the action stations alarm bell and the roar of depth changes... "Your book proves that these Corvette men were tough to stand the day-to-day tensions, rough seas, dangers and the boredom that was part of their sea life. You have done a wonderful story." -- Leo McVarish, HMCS Alberni, Winnipeg, Man.

Writing Away the Stigma: Ten Courageous Writers Tell True Stories about Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Ocd, Ptsd & More

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692221297

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

View: 6977

One in four American adults will endure the trials of a mental health condition this year, and more than half will experience one in their lifetime. Yet the stigma of mental illness remains, leading many to face their difficulties in shame and silence. In this collection, ten writers confront the stigma of mental illness head-on, bravely telling stories of devastating depressions, persistent traumas, overwhelming compulsions, and more.

Tales for the telling

true life stories of Irish 'scandals'

Author: Padraic O'Farrell

Publisher: Collins Pr


Category: History

Page: 178

View: 5906

An entertaining history of seven scandalous events that made news headlines in Ireland between 1918 and 1961. They are: the deportation of Leitrim man James Gralton, The Rose Tattoo affair at the Pike Theatre, the 'Battle' of Baltinglass Post Office, the Shanahan's Stamp Auctions and the Paul Singer affair, the Locke's Distillery case, and the furors over two books, The Valley of the Squinting Windows and The Tailor & Ansty.

True Stories of Great American Men for Young Americans; Telling in Simple Language for Boys and Girls the Inspiring Stories of the Lives of George Washington, John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin ... and Others

Author: Elbridge Streeter Brooks

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781359659347


Page: N.A

View: 7366

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Skin in the Game Sonya Voumard

The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Author: Sonya Voumard

Publisher: Transit Lounge

ISBN: 0995409854

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3904


True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans

Telling in Simple Language Suited to Boys and Girls, the Inspiring Stories of the Lives of George Washington, John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Robert E. Lee, George Peabody, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Jas. A. Garfield, Robert Fulton, Cyrus W. Field, Thos. A. Edison

Author: Elbridge Streeter Brooks,Thomas Sheppard Meek

Publisher: N.A


Category: Courage

Page: 196

View: 2448


True Stories from Nova Scotia's Past

Author: Dianne Marshall

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1459501349

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 2131

CBC Radio's Information Morning history columnist Dianne Marshall is well known for the lively and surprising true stories she tells about Nova Scotia's past. Now the best of them have been gathered together in this enjoyable book. The stories cover 250 years of Nova Scotia history, often featuring people who don't make it into conventional history books. These incredible accounts include: the plot to assassinate US President Abraham Lincoln using germ warfare, hatched by several prominent Halifax businessmen and a visiting American doctor; a posse of 1,000 armed men swarming the city after a burglary, firing so many shots that some First World War vets thought war had broken out at home; and the story of Halifax madam Julia Donovan, whose prison term for keeping a bawdy house was commuted to a $100 fine in return for her work to elect the city's next mayor. Other stories in the collection feature characters from rum-running days at Smuggler's Cove in Digby County, and ghost-busters in Antigonish County. Dianne Marshall has an eye for character, a firm knowledge of historical context and a focus on what makes a good story. She brings many ordinary Nova Scotians with extraordinary experiences back to life in this readable collection.

Straight Wives Shattered Lives Volume 2

True Stories of Women Married to Gay and Bisexual Men

Author: Bonnie Kaye

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 1926918835

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 6336

Women across the world tell their stories about marriages to a gay/bisexual husband. Their heartbreaking stories tell about the debilitating effects that resulted when they learned the truth about why their marriages were failing, and how they are finding the strength to make themselves whole again.