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By Robin Hemley

For centuries writers have used participatory adventure as a lens in which to higher see the area at huge and as a way of exploring the self. contemplating a number of varieties of participatory writing as diversified lines of 1 style—immersion writing—Robin Hemley bargains new views and functional suggestion for writers of this nonfiction genre.

Immersion writing could be damaged down into the large 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 forms of immersion writing and additional identifies the subcategories of the hunt, the test, the research, the infiltration, and the reenactment. integrated within the publication are beneficial 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 advisor for Immersion Writing recalibrates and redefines the way in which writers process their courting to their matters. compatible for newbies and complicated writers, the e-book presents an enlightening, provocative, and sometimes fun examine the ways that nonfiction writers have interaction with the area round them.

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