An introduction to the ways that writers compose biographies and autobiographies. Excerpts and analysis help to explain the importance of honesty and detail in this nonfiction form.
Part of the Nonfiction: Writing for Fact and Argument series
Nonfiction writing is an invaluable means of sharing information, enabling writers to enlighten their readers (or listeners) with facts or persuade them with arguments. This gracefully illustrated series, written in a conversational style and featuring numerous illustrative text excerpts, provides an insightful introduction to the foundations of nonfiction, from research to structure to style. Each title also examines the early history of the featured form and recommends accessible writing activities to further explore the topic.