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What is it called?? (1 Viewer)


I have an idea for my first book. It's actually a true story. It's similar to "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. What is this called? A biography or just a non-fiction novel based on a true story?


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it falls into the category of 'true crime' if like capote's book... ann rule is the queen of the genre... go to her site for a look at her work... and she's been very generous with her time, answers newbies' questions by email...

Ann Rule's Official Home Page


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creative non-fiction...capote actually invented the genre...well not invented...created? i just know that it's called creative non fiction