Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling helps writers cultivate their nonfiction storytelling skills by exploring the universal decisions writers confront when crafting factual narratives. Rather than isolating various forms of narrative nonfiction into categories or genres, Sue Hertz focuses on examining the common choices all true storytellers encounter, whether they are writing memoir, literary journalism, personal essays, or travel stories. Write Choices also includes digital storytelling. No longer confined to paper, today's narrative nonfiction writers must learn to write for electronic media, which may also demand photos, videos, and/or audio. Integrating not only her own insights and experience as a journalist, nonfiction book author, and writing instructor, but also those of other established nonfiction storytellers, both print and digital, Hertz aims to guide emerging writers through key decisions to tell the best story possible. Blending how-to instruction with illuminating examples and commentaries drawn from original interviews with master storytellers, Write Choices is a valuable resource for all nonfiction writers, from memoirists to essayists to literary journalists, at any stage of their career.
Through character and conflict, this narrative nonfiction book takes readers into the human drama at the heart of the abortion wars. Hertz chronicles during a turbulent year how protests and politics affect the women seeking reproductive choice and those providing it at New England’s largest clinic.
Travel essay on the wisdom of biking in northern Quebec pre-season
Alison Hardy has dedicated her career to saving antique windows
Travel essay published in the anthology "Around the World."
A Very Personal Organizer; A Personal Coach and Best-Selling Author is One of a New Breed of Advisers for Hire
A profile of life coach Cheryl Richardson, whose lectures and books have made her an Oprah favorite and a national voice for taking better care of ourselves
How does one survive biking in the legendary Cambridge, a city of winding, narrow streets and crowds and alpha drivers?
Boston Magazine cover story on the sandwich generation
Thinness is equated with beauty, success, and self-control. Obesity, with poor self-control, ugliness, and lack of intelligence. The very notion that a fat person may be healthy is almost outrageous to most people. But after months of research and observations, writer Sue Hertz concludes that yes, you can be fit and fat.
The author explores a lifelong ambition – learning to sing on key. Can she? Will she?
With the help of an antiques dealer, a nutritionist, and a medieval scholar, Carol Shea-Porter, who had never held public office, beat the Republican incumbent to represent her New Hampshire district in the U.S. Congress.
Boston Magazine essay about the disappearing family meal.
Perhaps the knee isn't made for the lives we lead.
The challenges to a city's identify when it is caught between preserving the past and its nautical history while creating a vibrant seaport that lures tourists and new residents alike.
The New Hampshire Historical Society's regal home in Concord, one of the state's most renowned structures, celebrates its 100th birthday. The path to the creation of this striking building, though, was far from easy.