Content Tagged ‘Chris Offutt’

Dusting off. Moving forward.

November 9, 2016 | 11 Comments

Offutt’s guide to literary terms

April 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

“nonfiction: Prose that is factual, except for newspapers. “creative nonfiction: Prose that is true, except in the case of memoir. “memoir: From the Latin memoria, meaning “memory,” a popular form in which the writer remembers entire passages of dialogue from the past, with the ultimate goal of blaming the writer’s parents for his current psychological challenges. “novel: A quaint, longer form that fell out of fashion with the advent of the memoir. “short story: An essay written to conceal the …

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