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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Tips on Writing Creative Nonfiction Stories and Feature Articles by Nicholl McGuire

If you're thinking about writing a creative nonfiction story or article, there are a few things you should keep in mind. 

First, your piece should focus on true events. This means that you'll need to do some research to make sure your facts are accurate. However, don't let the research process overwhelm you – remember that you're telling a story, so the most important thing is to keep your reader engaged. You can see an example of this when you read my work, “Say Goodbye to Dad” which has a variety of experiences fatherless daughters and sons have incurred but also there is research to explain personality disorders and unhealthy relationships.

Second, while it's important to stay true to the facts, don't be afraid to inject some creativity into your writing. After all, the whole point of creative nonfiction is to tell a fascinating story that will captivate your readers. So don't be afraid to use literary devices like similes and metaphors to bring your story to life. This had been done in my poetry anthologies: “Floral Beauty on a Dead-End Street”, “Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate,” “Laboring to Love Myself”, and “Spiritual Poems by Nicholl.”

Third, make sure you have a clear focus. creative nonfiction stories and articles can be about any topic, but they should always have a central theme or message. Once you've decided what you want to write about, brainstorm some ideas and think about the best way to structure your piece.

Finally, don't forget to edit and proofread your work before you publish it. Even the most well-written story will benefit from being read aloud and from a second pair of eyes – so ask a friend or family member to read over your piece before you hit "publish." By following these tips, you can be sure that your creative nonfiction story or article will be captivating and enjoyable for readers.

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All the best!