Creative Nonfiction is the voice of the genre. Every issue includes long-form essays blending style with substance; writing that pushes the genre’s boundaries; commentary and notes on craft; conversations with writers; and more. Simply put, Creative Nonfiction demonstrates the depth and versatility of the genre it helped define.
What’s the Story?
The Story of a Self • We are all the heroes of our own stories, and we’re generally right all the time … aren’t we? WILL STORR applies neuroscience to the art of storytelling and explores how our innate desire to stick to the truths we know can become the source of narrative tension.
In the Beginning, In the End
Weaponry of the Cold War
Bloodlines and Bitter Syrup
How to Hang a Mezuzah
The Wolf and the Dog
Listening to My Father’s Accent
Honoring the Seams: The Memoir-in-Pieces • How can we capture our experiences—and honor their messiness and contradictions—on the page? In this issue, BETH KEPHART considers nine writers whose work reflects the fragmented nature of life itself.
Study Guide for Your Teenage Self
TINY TRUTHS from winners of the daily #cnftweet contest • Can you tell a true story in a single tweet? To join in the fun, follow us @cnfonline and tag your entries with #cnftweet. Your micro-essay could appear in the next issue of CNF!
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