Comparing Creative Nonfiction to Standard Nonfiction

“Just the facts, ma’am…” Los Angeles police detective Sergeant Joe Friday (actor Jack Webb) directed the witnesses he interviewed in the 50s/60s TV show Dragnet. They so often spun off into the realm of creative nonfiction, and he and his partner had no time for that. But those with compelling true stories should write their story in just that way and bring it to life for the reader.

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Actor/Narrator comment on CRY FOR JERUSALEM Book 3

great way to start the morning is to receive an email containing this quote from Simon de Deney, who has done a fantastic job narrating the audiobook version of this series. “Wow. It’s such a beautifully structured piece of writing. It has that quality of surprising you while feeling inevitable.” I reached out to connect with Simon on LinkedIn and got this back: “And I ought to thank you as the series is one of the highlights of each year for me.”

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ORIGIN: The Black Orchid

The Black Orchid is a creative nonfiction story based on actual experience and events. Creative nonfiction takes events, facts, history… life… and turns them into a narrative that reads like a novel. And it can be just as compelling, page-turning addictive, and story-immersive for the reader as any work of fiction.

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