A style of nonfiction that's often seen with an eye which some publishers don't know what to make of it when introduced into the independent literature circles.

Author who introduced The Cabbie Homicide brought the framework of the macabre into the delivery as a publisher who eventually published him cussed as she noticed it in 2002. It has origins in Gonzo Journalism coined by Hunter S Thompson. Wes Craven believe it or not gave the form visibility on the big screen when he directed "Serpent in the Rainbow." The author, Wade Davis, contributed to Forbes, National Geographic, and Condé Nast Traveler.

The styles range from investigative to feel-good.The style is sometimes seen on wordpress and tumblr when using tags after the second paragraph. The approach is not without it's controversies over the years. Early origins can be in the writings of Daniel Foe as it's origins are in the crime of pamphleteering before the digital age as they were the forerunner of the blogger.

The Stranger Beside Me by Anne Rule is a 1980s example of creative nonfiction as it was applied to true crime. Lee Gutkind founded the magazine for it's name; as the writer of The Cabbie Homicide was getting noticed in the circles as he had a piece on the newsstand in 2008 from a fringe literature journal. They liken the form to jazz (no not the underage science project on TLC but the music form,) the author who introduced the true crime piece likened the darker take to doom metal.
valannb22 as she commented when bugchaser gossip blogger pissed on the cult piece, "What exactly is creative nonfiction? Is it non-fiction or something you just pull out of your ass based on something that really happened?"

Creative Nonfiction has a few names -- literature of fact, narrative journalism, docufiction, and in Hollywood it's coined as Based Upon True Events. Saturday Night Fever was allegedly based on this but the article was later revealed was done by a fabulist.
by illinoishorrorman January 15, 2018
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