Being Real with PoesdaughterThere's nothing better than a good story...unless it's a good story that also happens to be true. And that's why we have an entire genre known as "creative non-fiction." It doesn't get a lot of press on dA, but essayists like David Sedaris and authors like Mary Roach and Jon Ronson routinely make the bestseller list, and rightly so. Creative non-fiction isn't limited to essays and memoirs.More Like This
Which doesn't say what creative non-fiction is. Thankfully, better minds are on hand to answer that question.
While PoesDaughter is new to dA, she's no stranger to creative writing—her master's thesis is a series of creative non-fiction essays.
What is "creative non-fiction"?
Oh, geez. This very question always sparked interesting "discussions" in my creative writing classes in college, and I don't think anybody had like definitions! I mean, this is something that's been up for debate for...
College Here I Come!!!I'M GOING TO COLLEGE!!!More Like This
I'm going to the Art Institutes of Colorado! I applied and was offered one of the most exclusive programs they offer. It's so exclusive you have to qualify for this type of degree. It's going to be Design Management. The two subjects that are studied haven't been determined yet but the potential for employment after or before graduation is 100%. The money potential is off the charts and the prospectus they laid before me was amazing. I would be studying everything from design, art theory and application to business management and design coordination. I am SO frigging excited! It will only take me three years to complete my BA. Everything feels right and I feel, for the first time, like I'm on the right road in every way. I'll start in May. It's kinda like "Duh" with the art degree...What else would I enjoy? I enjoy art...So study medicine. I can be male and blonde sometimes. Took me long enough to get this one, eh?
Also I applied for a small business loan with W
BootsYou told me to walk a mile in your shoes,More Like This
Before I criticized what you do.
So I did and I walked.
Now I'm a mile away from you,
And I own your shoes.
Can you judge souls by worn soles?
Judge me when you see beat up boots?
I've walked miles without taking a step.
Taken right roads when the signs said "Left".
I've made strides in other peoples lives.
Carried people's weight.
When I couldn't walk I'd see God's footprints,
And I knew my weight was carried.
I now tell you,
Walk a mile in my boots,
Before you judge what I do.
Walk away and walk far,
And I'll finally be rid of you.
I needed to buy a new pair of shoes anyway.