Shadow Boxing: Art and Craft Creative Nonfiction

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Unique in approach and content, this book presents specific definitions of the subgenres of creative nonfiction—memoir, the personal essay, literary journalism, nature writing, biography and history, and the nonfiction novel. Providing model readings to illustrate these definitions, this First Edition also offers practical writing exercises and strategies for readers to apply what they are learning in each subgenre. For professionals with a career or interest in writing, journalism, education, publishing, and/or media.

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Shadow Boxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction is the first text to cover all of the major subgenres of this burgeoning field: the Memoir, the Personal Essay, Literary Journalism, Nature Writing, Biography and History, and the Nonfiction Novel. This comprehensive text balances model readings with practical exercises to help students develop their own writing styles and experiment with the techniques and subject matter native to each facet of creative nonfiction.

Each subgenre-specific chapter includes:
  • Readings by professional writers and students
  • Revision tips and strategies
  • Advice for students and instructors on ways to create an effective workshop environment.

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Kristen Iversen is the author of Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth, winner of the Colorado Book Award in Biography, and the forthcoming Full Body Burden, based on her experience of growing up near Rocky Flats, a nuclear weaponry facility in Colorado. She has taught in the creative writing programs at Naropa University and San Jose State University, and currently teaches at the University of Memphis.

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