How to Start Writing a Nonfiction Book

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Figuring out how to start a nonfiction book can seem like the hardest step to writing one. But it doesn’t have to be. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) explains the basics of this task—from an acquisitions editor’s perspective. And she recommends you stand in her shoes to get going on your […]

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Write a Perennial Seller

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What makes a book sell or not sell over the long term? That’s an important—and a difficult—question to answer. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) offers insight on the topic of book sales and provides a review of a new book on producing books that are perennial sellers. Every writer dreams of writing […]

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October Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Prepare to Write a Book in a Month

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November is a big writing month. Why do I mention this at the beginning of October and what does it have to do with your November nonfiction writing challenge? If you plan on participating in National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiwriMo), aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, you have 30 days to prepare. You could […]

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Writing the Perfect Conclusion for your Nonfiction Book

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Most nonfiction books end with a conclusion. But too may writers rush through this important last chapter in the book. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) offers a variety of ways to write a conclusion for your nonfiction book and explains why you need to spend time finishing your book well. I […]

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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. Congratulations. But I hope you don’t follow in the footsteps of many writers who make the same decision…but do not write their book in those 30 days. They sign up for the […]

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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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