Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226736921 Will Publish April 2021
E-book $18.00 Available for pre-order. ISBN: 9780226737089 Will Publish April 2021

Storycraft, Second Edition

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Jack Hart

Storycraft, Second Edition

Jack Hart

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2021
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226736921 Will Publish April 2021
E-book $18.00 ISBN: 9780226737089 Will Publish April 2021
Jack Hart, master writing coach and former managing editor of the Oregonian, has guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication. Since its publication in 2011, his book Storycraft has become the definitive guide to crafting narrative nonfiction. This is the book to read to learn the art of storytelling as embodied in the work of writers such as David Grann, Mary Roach, Tracy Kidder, and John McPhee.
In this new edition, Hart has expanded the book’s range to delve into podcasting and has incorporated new insights from recent research into storytelling and the brain. He has also added dozens of new examples that illustrate effective narrative nonfiction.
This edition of Storycraft is also paired with Wordcraft, a new incarnation of Hart’s earlier book A Writer’s Coach, now also available from Chicago.
Preface to the Second Edition

1 Story

2 Structure

3 Point of View

4 Voice and Style

5 Character

6 Scene

7 Action

8 Dialogue

9 Theme

10 Reporting

11 Story Narratives

12 Explanatory Narratives

13 Other Narratives

14 Ethics




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Susan Orlean, Author of The Orchid Thief
"Instructive and essential, reading Storycraft is like finding the secret set of blueprints to the writer's craft. Better still, it is engaging, funny, and wise -- wonderful to read and wonderful to learn from."
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