On Writing Nonfiction

10 Top Tips To Help Beginning Writers Get Started by Rachel Summers

10 Top Tips To Help Beginning Writers Get Started by Rachel Summers

As an aspiring writer, it can feel rather intimidating getting started. After all, there’s so many writers out there, how can you get noticed? It’s easier than you’d think. Here are some top tips to help you start out on your writing journey, and start flexing those creative muscles. 1. Read As Much As You […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you carve out time for writing?

Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you carve out time for writing?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: How do you carve out time for writing? Here’s what they had to say: I carve out time for writing in the same way I get myself to the gym – with a grimace and a groan – then an epic battle of […]

8 Key Tips For Success When Freelance Writing Non-Fiction by Mary Walton

8 Key Tips For Success When Freelance Writing Non-Fiction by Mary Walton

Becoming a freelance writer is not the easiest career to start up, especially in such a competitive industry. You’ll need skills, determination, motivation and the drive to go out there and get things done. However, there’s a lot more to it than just these attributes. To help get you started, here are eight key tips […]

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 […]