writing style

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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Writer’s Block Quotation – Norman Mailer

Many new and experienced authors occasionally experience writer’s block from time to time. This seeming inability to come up with a topic or words to say related to it can be caused be numerous things. For example, inexperience or lack of knowledge on a topic, personal or professional issues that are distracting the mind, fear of failure or not being accepted …

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Tips On Becoming a Writer and Writing A Book

Many people want to learn how to write a book. Becoming a writer can be a fun and rewarding career if you take the time required to learn basic writing skills, such as, grammar, syntax, punctuation, proofreading, and editing. Some other things that you need to do are to read articles and books on ways to research, develop and fine tune your work. As you develop …

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4 Tips to Improve the Success of Your Nonfiction Books

If you write nonfiction books designed for personal and professional development, information or reference, textbooks, or self-help you should plan your approach to content development and page layout before you begin to write. To do this should be done in a manner that allows readers to go through the material easily, comprehend and recall what they read. There are numerous …

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Tips for Nonfiction Writers

Every nonfiction author has his or her own style and approach to writing. It does not really matter how you write as long as you DO write on a regular basis. By regular, I suggest daily. Someone asked me not long ago how to go about writing a nonfiction book. My answer was simple: “START!” As I pointed out to …

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Communicate Effectively to Your Nonfiction Readers

One key to successfully writing nonfiction is to provide timely, accurate and, in some cases, detailed information on your topic, written in a reader-friendly format. For the latter point, find your own writers voice (what and how you will deliver your message) by deciding things, such as, (1) Your purpose for choosing the topic and writing about it, (2) What you …

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Adding Credibility to Nonfiction Books by Quoting Experts

Nonfiction authors must be conscious of the desire of their readers to gain new cutting-edge ideas or substantiate what they believe or what they are looking for. While nonfiction readers search out thought leaders in a given industry for the latest, greatest strategies and techniques, they also want to know that what they are reading is in fact true and accurate. They do …

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Developing Your Writers Voice or Style

Each writer and author has a message that she or he wants to communicate to readers. He or she must also find his or her own unique approach to sharing ideas, stories, and information with readers in a manner that captures and holds attention. This is sometimes referred to as the author’s voice and means nothing more than your style …

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