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Personal Narrative
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A personal narrative is based on experience or event that happened to you. As a writer of this type of creative nonfiction, you need to tell a true to life story about a turning point in your life, a death illness, success, failure, journey, a first encounter, etc.
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Just like a short story, a personal narrative involves a setting, characters, series of events and dialogues. You must use scenes that give the context of time, place, and events in chronological order. Provide necessary deatails as possible . Consider yourself as the main character in the narrative.
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Literary Journalism/ Reportage
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Literary journalism or reportage is a kind of creative nonfiction report on an event, a history, or an actual case based on direct observation, or through research and documentation. This kind of essay aims to inform and enlighten .
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Literary journalism is a marriage of
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Unformatted text preview: facts and creativity. It involves verifiable facts outside the writer’s own life. It is also an essay that involves joining good research with compelling character-driven story. The modes of generating information are observation, interview, and research . The writer aims to dramatize the chronicle of events by using striking scenes including a setting or locale, the passage of time, details and descriptions, action of the people in the story. Diction or choice of words contributes to the precision of details. Writers of this genre may use the first person narration. They may also use literary devices, such as setting characterization, plot, dialogue to acquaint the readers with a true story about a person, place, events or experience. They may write about big idea such as world peace, poverty, social awareness, and global terrorism....
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