ERIC Number: EJ675975
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Textual Power, Textual Guilt: Telling (Other People's) True Stories.
Bloom, Lynn Z.
Writing On the Edge, v12 n1 p49-57 Fall-Win 2000-2001
Contends that to tell one's own true story, to write personal creative nonfiction, is to tell other people's true stories as well. Notes that because of an author's insistence on her own perspective, creative nonfiction is not fair, but it is true. Concludes that the primary aim of creative nonfiction is to tell a good story. (PM)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Ethics, Higher Education, Nonfiction, Personal Narratives, Responsibility, Story Telling, Writing Attitudes
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Creative Nonfiction.