When Nonfiction is Nonboring


How many of you out there have ever been asked to write something about yourself and thought: “Ugh, but I have nothing to stay! I’m boring!”

Bet a lot of you have.

But, let’s be honest, are you really that boring? You’re not, trust me. One thing being a journalist taught me is that everyone has a story to tell, and it’s entertaining because it is their story. But I’m not going to talk to you today about journalism,. I’m going to talk to you about creative nonfiction (CNF for short). I’ll let Wiki describe it:

“Creative nonfiction (also known as literary nonfiction or narrative nonfiction) is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives. Creative nonfiction contrasts with other nonfiction, such as academic or technical writing or journalism, which is also rooted in accurate fact, but is not written to entertain based on writing style or florid prose. As a genre, creative nonfiction is still relatively young, and is only beginning to be scrutinized with the same critical analysis given to fiction and poetry.”