Not all Creative Nonfiction is memoir, but all memoir is Creative Nonfiction. This will be the jumping off point of this conversation about Creative Nonfiction and how it’s perceived in the publishing world. What do agents and editors think about this genre, and what do you need to know about positioning your work as Creative Nonfiction if you’re thinking about publishing your work with a mainstream publishing house? Get an insider’s perspective on the pros and cons of presenting your book as Creative Nonfiction—and whether it’s going to help or hurt you to do so.
Speaker: Brooke Warner,
Topic: Creative Nonfiction in the Publishing World
Date: Friday April 8, 2011
Start Time: 12:30 PM PDT | 1:30 PM MDT | 2:30 PM CDT | 3:30 EDT
Session Length: 1 Hour
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What you can expect to learn from Brooke:
- What does this term mean to agents and editors?
- Does presenting your work as Creative Nonfiction give you a leg up or work against you?
- What’s problematic about Creative Nonfiction from a publishing perspective?
- Have public fallouts (like James Frey and Margaret Seltzer) changed the way publishers consider Creative Nonfiction?
- What do you need to know if you’re writing Creative Nonfiction and you want to sell it to a publishing house?
Brooke Warner is the Senior Editor at Seal Press and a coach who specializes supporting writers through the completion of their book proposals and manuscripts, as well as helping them get published. Brooke has been working as an editor for eleven years, and has guided hundreds of authors through the completion of their projects. She currently works with nonfiction writers, memoirists, novelists, screenplay writers, poets, and artists. Find her online at http://www.warnercoaching.com.
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