February Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Write for Change

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As a writer, you are in a unique and powerful position to make a difference. You can speak your mind, state your case, and stand up for what you believe via your written words. If your words get read, you can have an impact. You can become a change agent. Maybe you passionately want to […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Book Editor

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I often field questions about editing. Many aspiring authors think they can self-edit their work, and they can. But that’s not enough. They need a second set of eyes—and sometimes a third—on their work before it gets published. Today, Piers Golden offers five reasons why you should hire a professional editor before you complete your […]

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A Field Guide to Writing a Nonfiction Book (with a Lot of Help from Austin Kleon)

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I was thrilled when Deb Hemley (@dhemley) asked if I would be interested in publishing her blog post about writing a nonfiction book, which she based on the principles in Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work. This book has a spot close to my desk. Every time I see it, I’m reminded to share my […]

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The One Thing You Must Do to Achieve Your Writing Goals

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Do you achieve your writing goals always, occasionally, or never? If you didn’t answer “always,” the reason you don’t achieve your goals more often can be explained in one word: you. Yes. It’s your fault. I don’t want to make you feel guilty but admit it… You stop yourself from achieving the results you desire. […]

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Personally Challenge Yourself to Write More this Year

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For the last few years, I’ve provided you with writing and publishing related prompts. This year, I’d like to change things up a bit. I want to offer you a monthly challenge. Why a challenge? You must rise to a challenge! It helps you grow, stretch, move through your fears, and take on something you […]

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Plan Your Year: Nonfiction Writing Prompt #52

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The most successful nonfiction writers know the value of planning. Whether you are writing a blog post, an essay, an article, or a book, planning is necessary. But you must plan your writing career as well. To become a successful writer, you need a one-year plan as well as three- and five-year plans. You want […]

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7 Ways to Beat Obsolete Book Marketing Trends

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Today, Penny Sansevieri (@Bookgal), CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. and a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert, offers book marketing strategies for reluctant marketers. If you are an authors who prefers to write rather than promote your books, read on to learn how to create a marketing […]

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