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By Robin Hemley

For centuries writers have used participatory event as a lens wherein to higher see the area at huge and as a way of exploring the self. contemplating quite a few sorts of participatory writing as diversified traces of 1 style—immersion writing—Robin Hemley bargains new views and sensible recommendation for writers of this nonfiction genre.

Immersion writing should be damaged down into the vast different types of commute 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 additional identifies the subcategories of the hunt, the test, the research, the infiltration, and the reenactment. integrated within the e-book are worthwhile routines, types for immersion writing, and a bankruptcy on the most fraught matters 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 procedure their dating to their matters. compatible for rookies and complicated writers, the ebook offers an enlightening, provocative, and infrequently a laugh examine the ways that nonfiction writers interact with the realm round them.

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