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See An intimate new narrative conference, Cali style (Paige Williams, Nieman Storyboard, 6-6-14) Vanity Fairs Bryan Burrough on writing narrative: people are dying to put down your article .
(Andrea Pitzer's Nieman Storyboard report from Mayborn Conference, 8-6-10).
Andrea Pitzer, for Nieman Storyboard, reporting on the Mayborn Conference. 4 is] a well-wrought road map to navigating the twists and turns, thrills and pitfalls, and joys and sorrows of the writer's journey." ―Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism , ed.
Helpful tips from a Harvard writers conference (Livia Blackburn's blog, A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing) The Storytellers Summit blog . Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing, by Francis Flaherty (excellent short takes on the architecture, bones, & tendrils of story and character development, especially for journalism) Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction by James Stewart To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction by Phillip Lopate Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, by Janet Burroway Now Write!
The future of long-form narrative by Gerry Marzorati, the NY Times Magazine editor's keynote address at the 2009 CASE Editors' Forum Gary Smith on intimacy and connecting with subjects (Any uneasiness you bring is going to cost you dearly," says the writer from Sports Illustrated).
Cousin of the now-suspended Nieman Narrative Nonfiction conference. Here's one participant's reports: 10 Highlights from #BUNarrative (Susan Johnston, The Urban Muse, 4-10-13).
Susan also posted: Star-Tribs Laurie Hertzel at #BUNarrative: Write with a camera angle (on E-byline's The News Hook, 4-9-13) And here's a story about one keynote talk at the conference (also with video: Dean Starkman on the Confidence Game , in which he emphasizes that story is not everything; in the story about Enron, for example, journalists should have been thinking more about the numbers. Power of Narrative Conference 2013 Tips from Power of Narrative Conference 2013, in Boston Star-Tribs Laurie Hertzel at #BUNarrative: Write with a camera angle 10 Highlights from #BUNarrative (Susan Johnston, The Urban Muse, 4-10-13).
Plus a bit about Barney Frank asking why the press has become so negative and adversarial. Avoiding story killers, finding genius moves with NYTs OLeary at #BUNarrative (Susan Johnston, The News Hook, E-byline, 4-9-13) More reports and stories from various conferences Mary Karr on truth: the least of my problems as a memoirist, as a writer, is getting my facts right (Mary Karr at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, 2010, as posted on Nieman Storyboard) Narrative tips for nonfiction writers: more from the 2010 Mayborn Conference (Tom Huang, Nieman Storyboard, 7-28-10) From research to story.
On Nieman Storyboard, Andrea Pitzer presents excerpts from presentations at the BIO (biographers) conference 2011 by Anne Conover Heller (author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made), John Aloysius Farrell (author of Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned), and Jane Leavy (author of biographies of Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle).