Creative non-fiction

This relatively new hybrid of fiction and reportage is becoming increasingly popular. What is it exactly? I would say that it dramatises factual events by using techniques formerly reserved for fiction. It conveys not just fact, but tries to bring to fact the immediacy and emotional power of fiction to illuminate experience. I have an example up at and if the idea of creative non-fiction appeals to you, Will's site might be a great place to try out your budding cnf skills.