How and Why to Use Subheads in Your Nonfiction Writing

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Subheads. They're an essential element in most nonfiction writing. Today book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) explains how and why to use them. Apply Continue Reading

How To Become a Freelance Blogger on a Low Budget

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Looking for a way to make money as a writer? Consider becoming a freelance blogger. Today, professional writer Deb Hemley (@dhemley) talks about what she learned on her journey to becoming a guest blogger. Put her tips to use, and you can get your freelance blogging business up and running fast as well as on […]

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The Most Powerful Way for Writers to Consistently Increase Productivity

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Are you a productive writer? If so, you write consistently, and your writing blocks produce your desired amount of words or pages. If not, it’s time to increase your writing productivity level. Maybe you only have a vague sense of whether or not you are productive. Most days, you think you are…or you know you […]

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Why Writers Must Be Consistent

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Do you write and publish consistently? Most writers would reply, “No.” Yet, consistency leads to writing and publishing success. That’s why W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) has chosen to discuss this topic and how it has impacted his career as a writer. There is great merit to consistently working at your writing craft. Yet, in my […]

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Finding and Writing for Your (Real) Audience

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You’ve heard the advice to “write for your reader,” but first you need to know who that person is. That’s why today book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) delves into the essential topic of finding the audience for your written work. I hear one question often asked in my publishing work: “Who is the audience for […]

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Why Your Nonfiction Book Chapters are So Important

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When you read a book, you may take the structure for granted. But a nonfiction book’s chapters create a structure and a map. They provide the foundation for a good read. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) delves deeply into the  importance of chapters and how to create them in a way […]

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Write First…Do Everything Else Later

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How do you begin your writing day? If you are like most people, the first thing you do is check your phone to see if you’ve gotten any messages. You may answer emails and reply to social media posts. And you handle priorities—your own or someone else’s priorities. But you don’t write first. Writing isn’t […]

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Use Podcasts to Help You Earn a Living as an Author

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Books don’t make authors rich. Neither do book-related products and services—unless the writer consistently uses marketing strategies. In today’s guest post, Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, shares information on her favorite marketing tool—podcasts. In a perfect world, every author would make millions of dollars with each book they write. In the […]

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How to Improve Your Writing with Close Reads of Nonfiction Books

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I often hear nonfiction writers bemoaning the fact that they can’t find good ways to improve their writing. They don’t realize that great teachers reside on their bookshelves. Today, professional writer Deb Hemley (@dhemley) talks about how to read nonfiction books to help you become a better nonfiction writer. She also offers some super resources […]

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4 Proven Steps to Make You a More Productive Writer

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You sit down at your computer ready to crank out a blog post, part of a manuscript, or some sales copy for your newest book. Today will be a productive writing day, you tell yourself. Fingers on the keyboard, you look at the time and commit to an hour of focused writing time. Then you […]

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Successful Writers Use Video to Encourage Readers to Know, Like, and Trust Them

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Writers tend to hide behind their computers. They claim to be introverts or private people. They say they want to let their books serve as their public face—the one seen by their fans and followers. And many writers don’t want to speak their message aloud or in front of a live audience; they feel more […]

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Getting, Accepting, and Incorporating Feedback on Your Writing

Feedback and revision tips for nonficiton writers

Revision is a fact of life for writers. It’s a necessary part of crafting a well-written manuscript or book. And, while writers need to do their own revision work, it’s also a must to get feedback on yoru work from others. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) answers common questions about how, […]

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5 Ways to Write About Quickly Captured Personal Experiences

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Every day, you have new personal experiences, many of which might make good fodder for an essay, article, or book. The key? Quickly capture those experiences on paper and then put them to use. How? Today, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) answers that question. Are you capturing your personal experiences and using them for your writing […]

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3 Types of Training that Support a Successful Writing Career

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I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what type of training is necessary to succeed as a writer and in life. And I now clearly see that writers need three specific types of training to achieve successful authorship or develop a writing career: Author, Authorpreneur, and High Performance. Let me explain. If you want […]

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How to Find Story Ideas in Images, Phone Numbers, and Journal Entries

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If you are looking for new story ideas or need to get unstuck, don’t just tough it out. Instead, try some unique creativity hacks that require you to focus on what you see rather than on what you write. Today, professional writer Deb Hemley (@dhemley) offers three ways to call up images and memories that […]

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