Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rob Nixon: Champion of Ignorance

Professor Rob Nixon, whose creative nonfiction classes are favorites of undergrad and grad students alike, recently gave a presentation at MLA entitled "In Defense of Ignorance." Rob makes the point that, when writing about subjects in which they have expertise, authors must return to their initial state of ignorance in order to inject drama into the narrative. An article in the Neiman Foundation's Storyboard has more on the talk--which will be of interest to all prose writers.

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