The #1 Reason Why You’ll Fail to Write Your Book in a Month

You’ve made the decision. You’re going to write a book in a month by participating in the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge. Continue Reading

Five Easy Ways to Launch Your Writing into the Twittersphere

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Many aspiring authors don’t want to build author platform…especially not on social media sites. Even more writers don’t think Twitter will prove useful, so they avoid it. That’s a mistake in most cases. Today, author Cathy Turney explains why you should use Twitter when building your platform and how to do so quickly, effectively, and […]

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September Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Develop a Daily Word Count Goal

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You say you want to write a nonfiction book. Maybe you plan to write a full-length book of 60,000 words or so, or maybe you have a smaller goal, such as to write a 7,000-word ebook. What’s your plan to accomplish that goal? If you don’t have a plan, you’ll have a difficult time bringing […]

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The Periodic Elements of the Nonfiction Book Proposal

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Literary agent Mark Gottlieb sees a lot of book proposals every week. That’s a lot of nonfiction book ideas passing across his desk at Trident Media Group every year. In this guest post, he provides his tips on writing a book proposal that will show off your idea in a manner that makes an agent […]

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7 Simple Steps to Gain Visibility for You and Your Book

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You can never start marketing your book too soon. That means you must create visiblity for yourself and your work. In today’s guest post, Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, explains how to sell more books by getting more visible to your target audience. In the last fifteen years, I’ve been published […]

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Why Writers Need to Get Involved with Audiobooks

If you think the only way for someone to read your nonfiction book involves them actually reading every word, think again. Audiobooks are hot and provide a valid way for readers to get the benefits provided in the pages of your book. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) offers some powerful statitics and […]

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August Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Create a Daily Writing Habit

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Writers write…daily. If you haven’t developed the daily writing habit yet, it’s time to start—especially if you want to succeed as a writer. A perfect time to write will never arise. You can’t wait for inspiration to hit. You have to put fingers on the keyboard and invoke your muse to join you every day. […]

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