On Writing Nonfiction

If you were launching your writing career today, what would be your top three priorities?

If you were launching your writing career today, what would be your top three priorities?

We asked Mark Schaefer, marketing consultant, speaker, and author of six books, this question. Here’s what he had to say! NFAA: If you were launching your writing career today, what would be your top three priorities? Mark Schaefer:  My three considerations would be: 1) Is this the right time? Writing a book is an enormous […]

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How to Improve your Efficacy: 7 Ways to Write More by Laura Buckler

How to Improve your Efficacy: 7 Ways to Write More by Laura Buckler

Stumbling into a brick wall when writing is no fun, and there are several ways that you can improve your writing skills to be able to write more. You’ll see that you can have an avalanche of words at your disposal and you won’t be able to type them out fast enough when you keep […]

The S Theory of Storytelling: Compelling Fiction Readers to Turn the Page by Michael Larsen

The S Theory of Storytelling: Compelling Fiction Readers to Turn the Page by Michael Larsen

The beginning is the most important part of the work. –Plato  The first page sells the book. The last page sells the next book. –Mickey Spillane The first page of a chapter sells the chapter; the last page sells the next chapter. Agents, editors and book buyers only read far enough to make a decision. […]

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Young and Smart Writers by Tom Jager

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Young and Smart Writers by Tom Jager

When Gutenberg printed the first Bible back in the 15th century, books laid a stepping stone for the evolution of mankind. Many things have changed drastically since then, but the number of books printed has been growing steadily. More than 2 million books are published worldwide each year, with thousands of young writers riding on […]

9 Editing Tips to Make You a Better Nonfiction Writer by Mary Walton

9 Editing Tips to Make You a Better Nonfiction Writer by Mary Walton

While non-fiction may conjure images of the dusty tomes in your local library, it’s actually an increasingly popular type of online content. Every how-to article, every review, every business blog is an example of non-fiction writing, aimed at inspiring the reader. And as these posts are normally aimed in encouraging the reader to do something, […]

What to Look for In A Nonfiction Editor – 13 Tips from Editors Themselves

What to Look for In A Nonfiction Editor – 13 Tips from Editors Themselves

When soliciting advice from editors themselves regarding what to look for in an editor, you might be surprised by how much their feedback can resemble the question of what to look for in a partner; “honesty,” “good communication,” “teamwork,” “common interests” to name a few. And that’s because when you hire the right editor, they […]

10 Secrets to Increase Your Productivity and Accomplish Your Goals

10 Secrets to Increase Your Productivity and Accomplish Your Goals

Each year I look forward to the process of planning my goals for the upcoming year, and I always aim high. There was one year where I set my goals lower so I wouldn’t be disappointed if I didn’t meet them all. Oh, how I regretted that decision! What I learned was that I’m highly […]

Why Authors Need a Niche and How to Choose Yours

Why Authors Need a Niche and How to Choose Yours

When you’re setting out to launch your book into the world, you will be faced with a lot of competition. There are millions of book titles available today, which means that book categories are jam packed. At this very moment, here are the total number of titles listed on Amazon for various nonfiction book categories: […]

Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Writer: 31 Wonderful Truths About Writing

Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Writer: 31 Wonderful Truths About Writing

You are the most important person in publishing because you make it go. Technology enables you to control the two basic challenges of being a writer: creating content and communicating about it. The phrase “unpublished author” is obsolete. All you need is a manuscript. You have more options for getting your work published at less […]

How Self-Publishing Can Give You Benefits for Your Writing Career

How Self-Publishing Can Give You Benefits for Your Writing Career

Publishers know what an average reader likes. They have specific expectations that you, as an author, have to meet if you want to get your book published through them. They shape your content and mold you as a writer. In a way, they butcher your work to make it fit into their own understanding of […]