What is ‘Creative Nonfiction’?

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There has been a rise of a genre called “creative nonfiction” in the last decade. Or at least a rise of calling it that.

Creative nonfiction, also called literary nonfiction and narrative nonfiction, is when writers use prose and storytelling to create a narrative — but the story is true.

Like John McPhee, a pioneer of creative nonfiction, wrote in his piece “Omission” in The New

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Jyssica Schwartz

Jyssica Schwartz

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