Nonfiction writing tips

Writing Marketable Nonfiction Books – A Proven Process

Many new authors struggle with writing marketable nonfiction books. In reality, it is a process of researching and planning content that will satisfy reader needs, wants and expectations. Fiction books typically revolve around characters, situations, plots and other real or imagined elements. Nonfiction books contain information based on people, issues, facts, data based on reality and actual events. This means that nonfiction authors …

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How to Write Nonfiction Books that Sell (Part I)

My first three nonfiction books were published in 1994. Thirty-seven books and compilations later, I am still working to perfect my technique in order to write nonfiction books that sell. Like most authors, I have made mistakes along my path to make a solid living from my craft. Even so, after selling a couple hundred thousand books, I feel that my …

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Ways to Succeed As a Nonfiction Author

There are a variety of ways to succeed as a nonfiction author if you take time to plan ahead before you start writing. Like many other things in life, writing a successful nonfiction book takes more than just a dream. Some people have the mistaken belief that writing a nonfiction book will bring them fame and fortune. While there have been many exceptions (e.g. …

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Write Effective Back Cover Sales Copy for Nonfiction Books

As a nonfiction author who self publishes, one of the most important tasks that you will have to tackle is how to write effective back cover sales copy for nonfiction books. This cover content is one of the most important aspects of your new book. That is because after your title captures potential reader attention, the next thing that typically happens is that they flip to …

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6 Nonfiction Book Writing Tips for Authors

Writing a nonfiction book differs from creating fiction books. Nonfiction authors are typically subject matter experts and spend a good deal of time researching to find or validate information that they plan to address in their books. On the other hand, fiction authors have more flexibility and have more latitude to use their imagination as they create dialogue, characters, settings …

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4 Ways to Write Nonfiction Books and Articles More Effectively

Too often, writers want to share everything they know about a topic when writing a non-fiction book or article. This can sometimes lead to boring or useless information being added. It can also cause an otherwise useful book or valuable content to be ignored. The following are four simple nonfiction writing tips that can help ensure that you are creating  your nonfiction books …

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Elements of an Effective Non-Fiction Book

For over four decades, I have led workshops and given presentations to thousands of people. Since 1994, I have captured key points of my research and training session content in more than thirty non-fiction books. The following are two approaches that I have learned to be effective in providing content to my readers and that you may also want to consider using. Focus book …

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Use SMART Goals When Writing Non Fiction Books

Both aspiring and experienced writers often make the mistake of failing to develop and follow a plan when writing a nonfiction book.  This is a mistake and can lead to a less than stellar product in the end. In some cases, non fiction writers are subject matter experts (SMEs) who have years of expertise and extensive knowledge about their topic. Because of this, they …

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Four Common Excuses That Inhibit Aspiring Non Fiction Authors

Thousands of people likely say each day that they want to become a non fiction author…someday. Yet, many never achieve their dream because the find reasons why they cannot write. These people often have college degrees, years of experience and expertise in a given field or on a specific topic about which they want to write, and they have the ability to …

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