True Tales, Well Told: Creative Nonfiction
The words “creative” and “nonﬁction” describe the form. The word “creative” refers to the use of literary craft, the techniques ﬁction writers, playwrights, and poets employ to present nonﬁction—factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid, dramatic manner. The goal is to make nonﬁction stories read like ﬁction so that your readers are as enthralled by fact as they are by fantasy.
The word “creative” has been criticized in this context because some people have maintained that being creative means that you pretend or exaggerate or make up facts and embellish details. This is completely incorrect. "It is possible to be honest and straightforward and brilliant and creative at the same time."
Throughout this unit, you will write and rewrite and write! Remember- "There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them."