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Nonfiction forms 'Core' of summer reading for kids (video)
Nonfiction is all the rage, thanks largely to the new Common Core learning standards, which emphasize the reading of “informational ... in April that were designed to match the tougher grade-by-grade standards. The state will unveil new ...
Atkinson tells Mayborn Conference attendees history holds potential for narrative nonfiction
When Pulitzer-winning reporter Rick Atkinson began his epic series of narratives—nearly 750,000 words over three books—about World War Two, he realized he was tackling an oft-tackled topic. The war, Atkinson said, is the most thoroughly-written event ...
Fiction vs Nonfiction: Which Is Easier To Write?
For me, as a reader of both nonfiction and fiction, and a writer of primarily nonfiction, I can say that if a book grabs me and doesn’t let me go, I’ll be a fan for life. As for writing fiction, I don’t enjoy it. I’m impatient. Real-life fascinates ...
Writer Wednesday: How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal
From Writer's Relief staff: If you’ve had experience submitting novels to literary agents and publishers—query letter, synopsis, sample pages—you may think you know all you need to know about submitting your self-help book or other ...
Book review (nonfiction): The Skies Belong to Us
The compliant airline ... from the ticket counter in Miami if everyone had to submit to police inspections?” Some 179 planes were hijacked in the U.S. in the decade before Holder and Kerkow took over Western Airlines Flight 701 from San Francisco to ...
How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer
And while many summer reading lists are sent home with the hope that students will bone up on fiction during the dog days, reading nonfiction can be just as beneficial — and just as exciting — as a great novel. And though some kids might balk at ...