10 NONFICTION Writing Quotes!

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“Writing nonfiction means I tell people’s stories for them, not because they’re special but because we all are.”
— Jo Deurbrouck, award-winning author of Anything Worth Doing.

“In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In nonfiction, you don’t have that luxury.”

— Tony Robbins, life coach, philanthropist, and author of Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook.

“We are moving beyond the nonfiction novel to different kinds of narrative art, different forms of cognition. Loaded with moral and political point, narrative has been recalibrated to record, honour, and protest the latest historically specific instance of futility and mess.”

— Geoff Dyer, English award-winning author of books such as Another Great Day at Sea and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition.

“The thing I always tell my writing students — I’m not a full-time instructor, by any means, but periodically I’ve taught writing students — what I always tell them is that the most important thing in narrative nonfiction is that you not only have to have all the research; you have to have about 100% more than you need.”

— Erik Larson, American journalist and bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake.

“For me, choosing between fiction and nonfiction is really only about picking the right tool for the job.”

— Colson Whitehead, award-winning author of Underground Railroad and The Intuitionist.

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Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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