Nonfiction novelists and writers have a lot to offer us when it comes to reading.

There’s a lot of interesting research that shows that, among other things, people read more nonfiction when they are reading books.

But what about the ones that aren’t?

We decided to ask a group of literary nonfiction writers to tell us how they use their work to make their books stand out.

This week, we asked the same question of two writers about how they might use nonfiction novelist tropes and how they’d handle the pressure of using them in a nonfiction work.

The result is a fascinating look at what it means to use nonfiction novelists’ work to tell a story.

This post originally appeared on The Conversation.