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!
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.
Hi Dottie -
I love anecdotes as well. It takes something from the realm of theory to practical application.
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.
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.
Hi Karen - Thanks for weighing in! Happy weekend to you as well.
Hi Loree - Yes, straight facts can put me to sleep.
I love the idea of putting conversation into non-fiction. Conversations are one of my favorite things to read.
Hi Nancy -
They certainly give some zip to the article or book.
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