Category: Writing A Book

Creativity for Nonfiction Authors

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If you want to write a great book, you need to be creative. “Creative nonfiction” is a style of writing where you use fiction writing techniques to make nonfiction more interesting. That’s a powerful way to make your book better. Stories are the way human beings have been sharing ideas since we first crawled out  »  Read More

Your Processes Will Set You Free

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Writing a book is hard work that extends over a year or more. You have a choice in how you will work. Some writers essentially reinvent their writing process every time. Other writers develop systems and processes that they use again and again. When you develop systems and processes you do two things. First, you free  »  Read More

Writing a Book: The Inner Game of Writing a Great Nonfiction Book

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At least a gazillion people want to write a book “someday.” Most of them don’t even start. A few start but never finish. And some finish a book that could have been much better. When I talk to people who are thinking about writing a book, I find that most of them are worried about the wrong things. They’re  »  Read More

Writing a Book: A Hero’s Journey

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Business book authors decide to write a book in one of two ways. Sometimes, the decision is part of a business development plan. More often, the decision is a two-step process. There’s our perspective business book author going about his or her business in the everyday world. Perhaps they read a book by someone else  »  Read More

The Manuscript’s Done but the Work’s Just Begun

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Whew! It’s done! After a year or more, your manuscript is done That’s a big deal. Celebrate, but not too long. You’ve achieved a major milestone, but there is still a lot of work to be done to make your book successful. A great book will define you in the marketplace for a decade. It can be the most important  »  Read More

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