Norman Sims and Mark Kramer Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example, ed.Patsy Sims The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing, ed.An excellent book on the craft of short narrative nonfiction from the former managing editor of the Oregonian, who guided several Pulitzer Prizewinning narratives to publication.
(Andrea Pitzer's Nieman Storyboard report from Mayborn Conference, 8-6-10).
(Nieman Storyboard on why the classic narrative nonfiction stories work) Excellent online examples of narrative journalism Accuracy, honesty, and truth in narrative nonfiction Characters in narrative nonfiction Narrative nonfiction goes under many names, including creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and fact-based storytelling.
In short form, it's an alternative to the traditional newspaper pyramid structure (in which, if you lopped off the bottom part of the story, the reader would still have all the key information).
(Whether it's called narrative nonfiction, literary nonfiction, long-form journalism, creative nonfiction, or narrative journalism true stories, well-written and compelling) What is narrative nonfiction?
Conferences on narrative nonfiction/longform journalism Reports from conferences Story structure and storytelling Books on the craft of narrative nonfiction Good explanations and narrative nonfiction resources Outstanding narrative nonfiction books Anthologies of short creative nonfiction Publication and sites that feature narrative nonfiction E-singles, long-form journalism, and "read later" bookmarking systems About audio narrative (including digital and radio storytelling) Multimedia journalism and storytelling Personal storytelling venues Online venues for true stories and narrative nonfiction The Moth Online examples of excellent storytelling Other venues for stories told aloud to a live audience Paris Review interviews with nonfiction authors Why's This So Good?