Thursday, October 16, 2008

Writing For Story

This week I am reading Jon Franklin's book "Writing For Story."

It is one of the most powerful books on writing that I've ever read. It feels like a "life changing" book. Franklin is making me re-think everything I thought I knew about writing nonfiction. Much of what he says I've recognized in "pieces." But he puts everything together, and gives examples of how to construct a narrative nonfiction story.

I've long believed that story telling is the same craft, whether it's nonfiction, fiction, documentary filmmaking, or narrative filmmaking. Franklin proves that, "Yes, it is."

More later. I'm about half way through the book.

I can see why Franklin won 2 Pulitzer prizes.

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