Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #208

Kay Strom, at Kay's Words, shares how to make your good writing great by blending fiction and non-fiction skills.

Writers: What are some of the fiction techniques you use in your non-fiction and vice-versa?

Readers: What makes a non-fiction book capture your interest?

Have a blessed weekend!

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Dorothy said...

Non fiction captures my interest when the writer adds lots of anecdotal material. I guess at heart, I must be one of those learners who need lots of stories. I find myself skimming to find them if they're too far apart.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dottie -

I love anecdotes as well. It takes something from the realm of theory to practical application.

Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

It is interesting to see which elements can contribute to both fiction and non fiction. I agree with Dottie, anecdotes are a good thing when added in the right place.
Happy weekend,

Loree Huebner said...

Sometimes I like when non fiction reads like a novel. It really depends on my mood though.

I read a lot of history books, and write history articles. Sometimes I really like the meat of the the story, more than the straight facts.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Thanks for weighing in! Happy weekend to you as well.

Hi Loree - Yes, straight facts can put me to sleep.

Susan :)

Nancy said...

I love the idea of putting conversation into non-fiction. Conversations are one of my favorite things to read.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

They certainly give some zip to the article or book.

Susan :)