How Writers Write: Lessons Learned from Monica Hesse

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How do writers write? That’s a common question asked by newbie (and even more seasoned) writers. A peek at someone else’s successful writing process can provide keys for developing your own. Today, professional writer Deb Hemley (@dhemley) gives us an inside look at how one narrative nonfiction writer produced her acclaimed book. “At its best, […]

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How Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson Became Mega Authors

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Bestselling authors don’t reach that status simply with good ideas and writing. Mega authors focus on book marketing and promotion. In today’s guest post, Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, explains the importance of podcasts and radio shows in the making of  successful authors and books. Ask most authors if they would […]

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How to 5X Your Success as a Nonfiction Writer this Year

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Every month for a year I’ve challenged you to up your game as a nonfiction writer. Before that, I offered you 52 nonfiction writing prompts. But it’s a new year—and time to switch things up a bit. This year, I want to challenge you to step into your best writing self. What does that mean? […]

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How to Keep Moving Toward Your Writing Goals in December

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Things get pretty quiet in the publishing industry in late December. That doesn’t mean you need to stop moving toward your writing goals. In fact, this is a great time to develop some tenacity and make big strides forward. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) offers a variety of tips on how to […]

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Four Proven Ways to Help Authors Gain More Book Reviews

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Reviews can make or break a book. The more reviews your book receives, the more likely readers will find and purhcase it. Today, Kyle Bell (@kbeezy902) offers tips on how to find  and develop reelationships with reviewers. Book reviews are regarded as the Holy Grail of marketing because they allow you to present social proof […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Nonfiction Book’s Foreword, Preface and Introduction?

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Foreword. Preface. Introduction. What’s the difference between these parts of a nonfiction book, and which of them are required? In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) answers these commonly asked questions. The lingo that editors and other publishing types use for different parts of books and their creation can get confusing. And no […]

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December Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Plan Your Year

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Every year in December you hear the same advice: set goals. To achieve your nonfiction writing goals, however, you need to plan your year. Did you compose writing goals last year? How’d you do on those goals? If you are like most people—not just writers—you didn’t do so well. I get it. I don’t always […]

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One Quality You Need to Finish a 30-Day Writing Event

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This post is the final one in the 2017 Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge, also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo). The event is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writers’ University — join today for just $1! To find out more or participate in the WNFIN challenge, click here. Compare a successful nonfiction writer […]

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How to Get from Halfway-Done to Finished First Draft

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This post is part of the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), which is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writers’ University — join today for just $1! To find out more or participate in the WNFIN challenge, click here. You set out to write a book in a […]

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Develop the Energy to Write a Book in a Month

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This post is part of the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), which is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writers’ University — join today for just $1! To find out more or participate in the WNFIN challenge, click here. Energy. Few writing teachers or book coaches speak about […]

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5 Must-Have Habits for Writing a Book in a Month

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This post is part of the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), which is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writers’ University — join today for just $1! To find out more or participate in the WNFIN challenge, click here. Good habits make for productive writing. But never do […]

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9 Steps to Help You Write a Good First Draft in a Month

This post is part of the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), which is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writers’ University — join today for just $1! To find out more or participate in the WNFIN challenge, click here. November 1st has arrived, and you’ve decided to write […]

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15 Ways to Write Faster

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To make a living as a writer or succeed as an author, you must be able to write on demand…and write fast. Today, Daisy Hartwell (@DaisyHartwell) offers tips on how to consistenly write faster than you thought possible. So, you have chosen nonfiction writing as your trade. And you plan to make a living as […]

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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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