Writing for Story
Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction
Publication Date: September 1994
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Stalking the true short storyDrafting an effective outlineStructuring the rough copyPolishing like a proand the tips, tools, and techniques that will put your stories on the cutting edge.
Jonathan Franklin regularly reports for "The Guardian", "VICE", and "Esquire". He also works with the team at Retro Report producing documentaries broadcast by "The New York Times". Based in Santiago, Chile, and Manhattan, Franklin reports on Latin America. Franklin s previous book "33 Men", the exclusive account of Chilean miners trapped nearly a kilometer underground, became a national bestseller in the US and UK and was translated into nineteen languages. He can be contacted @FranklinBlog and JonathanFranklin.com.
"All in all, an impressive introduction to a difficult subject, done with disarming candor. Franklin provides concise, no-nonsense tips in a lively, easy-to-follow style that's refreshingly free from the usual 'creative writing' jargon. It's a technique that beginning journalists, and even those more experienced, will find especially helpful and revealing. Franklin knows what he's talking about and shares his knowledge with admirable generosity."
"Learning to write the short story, always a challenge for budding fiction writers, is for Franklin the royal road to success in feature writing today, Thoroughly and methodically, he shows aspiring journalists how to 'nail down' the operative elements of a storycomplication/resolution, flashback, foreshadowing, and paceand, through close analysis of two of his prize-winning features, what to do and in what order to do it a sound, fertile book, recommended for attaining effective writing skills."