hx-wa1i-Nqjenpy5OrS01HCV6t0 Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? - Daniel Orozco - Do these elements work for creative nonfiction? - Angela D'Ambrosio Author, Reader, and Brand Ambassador

Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco – Do these elements work for creative nonfiction?

Idaho Wrtiers GuildI attended the Idaho Rendezvous on Saturday and sat in on: Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco

Whether a single moment or the span of several generations, the short story can encompass all such various narrative forms. But it must always present certain narrative elements to be called a “short story.”

It was great to relearn the basic elements of a short story and talk about what makes a story, a story. I kept thinking through Professor Orozco’s talking points, “Does this apply to creative nonfiction?”  So after his talk was over, I asked. “No, not at all,” he said. This answer surprised me.  Shouldn’t all stories have the same elements regardless of fact or fiction?

He graciously offered to email me a few book suggestions on nonfiction craft. I have had some luck in publishing nonfiction stories but I have never read any craft books on the subject.  Better late, than never. 🙂

“These are two books we’ve used in our program for beginning nonfictioners, with the latter the current textbook. Browse them, buy them used, and hope they help/inspire/etc!” – Daniel Orozco
Department of English <> University of Idaho

Tell It Slant by Miller/Paola

Writing True by Perl/Schwartz

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Angela grew up in a small mountain town of Idaho and graduated top of her class of seven. She was born in Boise, Idaho in 1977, the second of four children and only girl. She currently lives in Sun Valley, Idaho where she raises three small kids and blogs about reading, writing and the human condition.
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