'Narrative Writing Looked Easy.'

Read, Richard
September 2000
Nieman Reports;Fall2000, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p23
Describes why narrative writing is not an easy task. Components of a classic nonfiction narrative; Problem with writing a narrative story; How daily newspapers can affect the power of narrative writing.


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