Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism, and Creative Nonfiction Exercises From Today’s Best Writers and Teachers  

Edited by Sherry Ellis

An essential handbook for nonfiction writers, featuring the personal writing exercises of today’s masters of creative nonfiction.

“Wonderfully organized/edited by Ms. Ellis and truly inspirational. Each person will find something for him/herself within the writing exercises.” – Ann Williams at

Now Write! Nonfiction offers 86 quick, simple exercises from leading nonfiction writers, such as legendary essayist Gay Talese (Thy Neighbor’s Wife), New York Times best-selling authors Ishmael Beah (A Long Way Gone), Reza Aslan (No God But God), Tilar Mazzeo (The Widow Clicquot), Pulitzer Prize winner John Matteson (Eden’s Outcasts), and many more! (Visit Contributors page.)
Exercises cover topics ranging from pushing through writer’s block to organizing a story, injecting new life into a finished piece to starting a new work from scratch these exercises will be relished by beginners and seasoned writers alike.
An essential resource for writers of any level to hone their craft and get writing. Available at: Penguin Random House, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s and Amazon.
Also check out Now Write! FictionNow Write! Screenwriting, Now Write! Mysteries and Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

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