On Writing Nonfiction

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 The phrase “unpublished author” is obsolete.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 […]

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

Nonfiction authors know the importance of citing sources in their work. But sometimes it can get confusing figuring out how to correctly quote and give credit to your sources within your text without losing your flow of thought. When it comes to citing sources in your manuscript, there are some general style guidelines to follow. […]

How to Research the Competition Before Your Write Your Book

How to Research the Competition Before Your Write Your Book

Before you even begin to write a book, you need to find out what other books exist on your topic. If you are pitching to a traditional publisher, this exercise is a required part of the process. But even if you are self-publishing, you should evaluate your competition so that you know how to position […]

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

You’ve done it: you just finished the first draft of your manuscript! Once that adrenaline-surging moment of completing such a monumental task has passed, you can’t wait to have someone else take a look at your work…and, okay, you’re probably a little nervous about it, too. Will readers “get” it? Does the development and flow […]

Learn the Tricks to Making Your Readers Pay Attention – Guest Post

Learn the Tricks to Making Your Readers Pay Attention – Guest Post

The greatest writers in the world had to start somewhere. Stephen King wasn’t born famous, nor was Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, or George Orwell. Gaining the attention of the masses is the dream of many writers. The task of attracting readers is not easy, but it can be very rewarding. In order to gain the […]