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Cover and text design by Betsy Stromberg Cover photograph by Theodore A. Rees Cheney

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Cheney, Theodore A. Rees (Theodore Albert Rees), 1928—

Writing creative nonfiction: fiction techniques for crafting great nonfiction / Theodore A. Rees Cheney. p. cm.

ISBN 1-58008-229-7

1. Reportage literature—Technique. 2. Nonfiction novel—Technique. 3. Journalism—Authorship. 4. Narration (Rhetoric) 5. Creative writing. I. Title.

PN3377.5.R45 C46 2001

808'.02—dc21 2001003095

First printing, 2001 Printed in Canada

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