Are You Writing Your Nonfiction Book The Right Way?

As someone who sometimes struggles with the writing process myself, it can be a little intimidating to think about the process involved with researching, preparing, and marketing nonfiction. Nonfiction in general tends to be a bit more unforgiving than other literature genres, and it takes a bold and confident writer to enter this world. If […]

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Want to Write, but Struggling to Start Your Book?

Struggling to Start Your Book

Part I Do you want to write, but are struggling to start your book? Getting started is the single, biggest hurdle for many writers, especially first time writers. Taking that gigantic leap from saying you want to start my own book and actually doing it is just too daunting and easy to put off. Critical […]

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How to Write My First Book

write my first book

If your mission is to write my first book, you have undertaken a daunting ambition. In short, this is no easy job. Writing anything can be arduous even for writers. You must be diligent and determined to persist through to the finish even when you do not want to. A writer must be meticulous and […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Copyrights Must Be Registered

Copyrights Must Be Registered

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that copyrights must be registered at the U.S. Copyright Office prior to beginning a lawsuit targeting the infringed work. Before, an application for registration was sufficient. This has heightened the importance for copyright holders to register their property with the U.S. Copyright Office. This is especially important if […]

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Create a Nonfiction Book Outline? Oh, Yes You Can!

create nonfiction book online

You’ve got an idea for a nonfiction book that’s too exciting to let go of, but you’ve no idea where to start. Time to make friends with the nonfiction book outline, future author. It’s one of the best and easiest ways to get a project from clever idea to “Can you please autograph my book?” […]

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Current Trends in Publishing

TRENDS IN PUBLISHING

Like fashion, trends in publishing change constantly. In 2008, it was Twilight-inspired teen romances. From that spun Fifty Shades of Grey and the emergence of a new genre now called New Adult. Also, until a couple of years ago, thrillers seemed to be taking a feminist-like route by including “girl” somewhere in the title. The […]

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Creating Your Own World With Slang

SLANG

Writers always want to know how they can bring their characters to life and make their world feel more authentic. It’ not hard to find a writing lesson about tips for world-building or character development, but putting it all together can be tricky.  In order to truly capture the essence of the world you see […]

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How to Write an Author Bio That Will Engage Your Audience

While authors may display stunning imagination and creativity in their fiction and non-fiction books, most of them find it difficult to summarize themselves and their accomplishments. In today’s online shopping and publishing world, your author bio is front and center. Consumers typically read about you before reading an excerpt of your work. So, your author […]

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My 12 Favorite Books on Writing Non-Fiction

Writing non-fiction is vastly different from writing fiction. Many of the same basic writing rules apply, but there, the similarities end. Non-fiction conveys to the reader some form of information for a distinct purpose. Authors of non-fiction are not seeking to share their heart or wandering imaginative worlds of entertaining characters. They are seeking to […]

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8 Ways to Prepare to Write A Nonfiction Book

Write A nonfiction book

Whether it is your first time or you already have books written, it is a significant accomplishment to a write a nonfiction book. Many people have great ideas for writing a book but have no idea where to start or how to finish it. To write your nonfiction book, you will need to know the […]

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