Creative nonfiction (also known as literary nonfiction) is a big category that showcases nonfiction stories written in a literary manner. The works under this umbrella present a true story in a compelling and vivid way to make it more accessible and interesting to readers. There are often strong themes of memoir, exposition, biography, and journalism in creative nonfiction pieces...
Some of the endorsed pieces in our creative nonfiction section are straight-out memoirs, detailing an important, emotionally impactful event, relationship, or period in an author's life. Creative nonfiction can also include essays on a variety of topics, or even new journalism pieces written to expose an important story, topic, or trend.
What creative nonfiction pieces have in common is the presentation of a true story meant to engage readers. Like creative fiction pieces, literary nonfiction includes characters, a clear beginning, middle and end, and an intentionally-paced plot.
If you're looking for an entertaining true story, look no further than the Compulsion Reads endorsed creative nonfiction*.
*Compulsion Reads does not authenticate any of the facts or claims in its endorsed nonfiction pieces. We trust our endorsed authors to be honest when claiming a submission is nonfiction.