Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Journal 5 Anthony Fernandez

Part One: the part of the chapter that I found to be the most moving was the part titled "Telling the truth." Going into the chapter, I figured that, much like poetry and fiction, you would create writings by simply making things up. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I wound up seeing that nonfiction was simply telling the truth by your memory. That left things kind of open ended since, "Memory is selective, and writers of creative nonfiction must take this into account." You are simply telling the story through your eyes, which is pretty cool.

Part Two: The story I found was on a site called Cowbird. I was titled "Ghosts of Sickness Past." In it, Dylan talked about how he got very sick 8 years ago and in the aftermath he received a gift from his friends and family: a small handmade book that had pictures and things that told all the wonderful thing that he had done for the past several years. Just reading it about it made me cry a little. The lists of who created the book was very moving and just how he described himself while he was sick was more than I was expecting to find and it was touching.


  1. That was a similar thing I found interesting in the chapter as well! Great minds think alike as they always say. When I was writing my writing exercise 9, I ended up changing my story entirely because of how long ago the first one took place. I couldn't rely on my memory as easily and I was afraid my piece wouldn't be as believable. It's funny how one thing may seem very vivid to you, but as you start writing it out, you realize that not all the details are as accurate as they could be.

  2. I thought that was a good point to make too. I knew that in non-fiction, the writing isn't made up, but I thought that creative non-fiction would have some made up parts in it. My memory isn't always the best, so I have to be careful about what I decide to write about!


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