writing nonfiction books

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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Inspirational Quote for Writers and Authors – Napoleon Hill

  Writers block is often the culprit leading to frustration and failure for many authors and writers. Like anything that you want to do successfully, the key to attaining your goal of having your message in print is to prepare in advance, create a plan and schedule, then follow through. It is often easier to quit something than to put the …

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Identifying a Nonfiction Book Topic and Organizing Your Content

I have been asked many times about best way to identify a book topic and organize nonfiction content for books that are written for professionals or people seeking self-improvement. Like every other aspect of writing, my answer is often, “It depends…”. That is because each writer is unique in their knowledge and experience level, personality, writing ability, and the way they approach a project. The …

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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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The Role of Research in Successful Nonfiction Book Writing

Many nonfiction authors come up with great ideas for book topics and often have a lot of knowledge, experience and expertise. Even so, they still need to spend some time doing research on their intended content areas in order to be successful. This is because there is typically not a lot of original ideas out there; just variations on a theme.  …

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Writing Strategies of Successful Authors

How to be a successful author is a difficult question to answer. Each writer has a message that she or he wants to communicate to readers. He or she must 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 …

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