Homer Wrote Creative Nonfiction?

The Creative Nonfiction author expands the unknown story surrounding real verifiable facts.

The result can be humorous or sobering. It can be imaginative and informative . . . and often agenda driven.

When writing the Odyssey, Homer may have expanded what was known, or assumed, into a fantastical and entertaining tale that has survived the ages.

Think of tabloid newspapers today. A grain of truth is often expanded into a complex, yet fictitious, story.

Watch this short Ted-ed video:

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The science includes real plants.

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Select a factual story. It can be science related.

2. Expand your story into a creative nonfiction tale of fantasy suitable for entertaining friends around a campfire.

3. Look at the Odyssey on Gutenberg here.

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3. Check out Creative Nonfiction publications: Creative Nonfiction links from unm.edu.