Hayden's Ferry Review


Website of the Week -- Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction is doing something very interesting with their latest issue. They took three essays submitted to the magazine, and showed, via highlighting, where they edited the submissions -- what they took away and what they added. The introductory blurb says, "Our goal was to make the beginnings more immediate, to eliminate some writerly throat-clearing, to help plunge readers into the heart of the story—the action, the theme, the substance—from the very beginning." There is a side panel where the author comments on the changes, and visitors to the website can comment as well.

Past HFR contributor (Issue #40) Maria Hummel's essay Blood and Treasure is featured on the website. Read it, and put in your two cents about the changes!