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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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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The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

One of our eShort stories for Halloween. A 1,151-word hybrid story (nonfiction with a fiction piece embedded). A father’s story to his daughters about a strange new girl he had met in high school: “When your eyes met hers, she was looking deeper into you than you could ever see into her.”

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FORTUNE FAVORS BOLDNESS Is Selected for the USN Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading List

We’re honored and excited to get this news! FORTUNE FAVORS BOLDNESS has been selected for the USN Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading List. This is our second title to make a service chief’s professional reading list. WHAT NOW, LIEUTENANT? by General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal (Ret.), is on the USMC Commandant’s list.

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