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Finished reading Creative Nonfiction by Lee Gutkind last night--it is indeed a fantastic book--and am now about halfway through Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life by Philip Gerard.I wasn't sure what to make of the Gerard book originally--the reviewers on Amazon either loved it or hated it--but I really really like it now that I've read some more. It's targeted at people who want to write detailed, well-researched nonfiction books on particular subjects (as opposed to essays, autobiographies, etc.). As such, it has exactly the information I needed on researching the subject, interviewing subjects, etc. that a less focused book wouldn't have had. I'm on page 74 right now and I wish I'd read it years ago.I can't say that much has changed in the less-than-24-hours since the time I wrote the first blog entry on becoming a writer, but a great deal in my attitude has shifted: more serious, more determined to be semi-pro, more interested in the overall craft and