Saturday 9 September 2017

Draft No. 4 (2017)

Here is Michael Durda's review of John McPhee's new book: Draft No. 4. He ends the review by quoting McPhee:

“Creativity lies in what you choose to write about, how you go about doing it, the arrangement through which you present things, the skill and the touch with which you describe people and succeed in developing them as characters, the rhythms of your prose, the integrity of the composition, the anatomy of the piece (does it get up and walk around on its own?), the extent to which you see and tell the story that exists in your material, and so forth. Creative nonfiction is not making something up but making the most of what you have.”