There’s More to Writing than Writing

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There’s more to writing than writing. Everything in your life affects your ability to write. Your personal life, professional life, hobbies, emotional state, physical state, ability to focus, habits, mindsets, the conditions in which you live… All of this—and more—makes a huge difference on whether or not you sit down and produce words each day. […]

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Taking the Intimidation Out of Setting Up Business Accounts

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Your writing is a business. Therefore, you need business accounts to run it, including a business bank account, credit cards, and methods to get paid by your clients. Today, author and attorney Helen Sedwick (@HelenSedwick) offers advice on how to create your business accounts and which ones you need. This post is the fourth in […]

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How to Speed Up Your Writing Progress and Productivity

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Do you think learning how to become more productive is the primary factor that will make you successful as a nonfiction writer? Or do you think success comes solely from your writing skill and marketable ideas? In fact, while productivity, craft, and ideas that sell, indeed, can make you successful as a nonfiction writer, you […]

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Make Book Reviews Part of Your Book Selling Process

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No matter how you publish your book, you need to develop a marketing plan. If that plan doesn’t include book reviews, you are missing a huge opportunity to sell more copies. In today’s guest post,  Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, offers advice on how to get reviews for your book. Without […]

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June Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Build Your Tribe

Platform. You know you need it, but you hate all that self-promotion. To get over that hurdle, reframe platform building into tribe building. Build a tribe of like-minded people who want to spend time with you. Seth Godin coined the term “tribe,” and I find it a much more appealing way to look at creating […]

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Five Ways to Keep Your Writing Moving Forward

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Despite the huge number of people who would like to write a book, few realize that dream. The reason is simple: Writing and publishing a book is not easy. In fact, it can be extremely difficult, and the thoughts and emotions that arise as we pursue the goals of becoming an author can stop us […]

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How to use Humor Effectively in Your Nonfiction Work

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Do you use—or try to use—humor in your nonfiction writing? Writing humorous content isn’t as easy as it looks. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) provides excellent tips on how to become a funny nonfiction writer. Humor is an important tool to have in your arsenal. It can help get readers’ attention, […]

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