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By Robin Hemley

For centuries writers have used participatory event as a lens in which to higher see the area at huge and as a way of exploring the self. contemplating quite a few different types of participatory writing as diverse traces of 1 style—immersion writing—Robin Hemley bargains new views and functional suggestion for writers of this nonfiction genre.

Immersion writing may be damaged down into the huge different types of go back and forth writing, immersion memoir, and immersion journalism. utilizing the paintings of such authors as Barbara Ehrenreich, Hunter S. Thompson, Ted Conover, A. J. Jacobs, Nellie Bly, Julio Cortazar, and James Agee, Hemley examines those 3 significant different types of immersion writing and extra identifies the subcategories of the hunt, the test, the research, the infiltration, and the reenactment. integrated within the publication are worthwhile routines, types for immersion writing, and a bankruptcy on some of the most fraught topics for nonfiction writers—the ethics and legalities of writing approximately different people.

A box consultant for Immersion Writing recalibrates and redefines the way in which writers method their courting to their matters. compatible for newbies and complicated writers, the booklet offers an enlightening, provocative, and sometimes fun examine the ways that nonfiction writers have interaction with the area round them.

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