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recommended books about writing non-fiction

I belong to the Creative Non-Fiction Collective, where there was recently a fascinating discussion on good books about writing and teaching creative non-fiction. Member Julija Sukys compiled the list and posted it on her blog. Of course, there’s a list at the back of my book True to Life as well. I’m happy to see that book recommended here. Mind you, I’m the one who recommended it.

Here’s the link to Julija’s website and the list:

And here’s an article in the Atlantic about the use of the passive voice, about which I harangue students:
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