28 Book Genres and Why They’re Crucial

June 10, 2024

Guest blog by Vanessa Tym Mary Shelley didn’t intend to invent a new book genre when she wrote Frankenstein in 1822 but now, over 200 years later, every library and bookstore has a science fiction section. Since the inception of categorizing literature, dating back to ancient Greece, we’ve been updating, expanding, and rethinking what genre […]

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How to Write a Book From Start to Finish

How to Write a Book From Start to Finish: A Proven Guide

June 4, 2024

So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of people. But writing a book isn’t easy. As a 21-time New York Times bestselling author, I can tell you: It’s far easier to quit than to finish. You’re going […]

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Fiction Techniques for Nonfiction Writers

February 19, 2024

Fiction and nonfiction are separate genres, but though their labels imply otherwise, they are not wholly opposites. While the first is created from your imagination and the other pulls from real life, both require creativity and vivid expression to become compelling.  Ironically, the definitions of the two genres could almost be flip-flopped. Fiction works best […]

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How to Research a Nonfiction Book: 5 Tips for Writers

February 13, 2024

That you’ve landed here tells me you have a message you want to share in a book. You’re eager to start writing, but you first need to conduct some research. Problem is, you’re not sure how to research for a nonfiction book. You may even wonder whether research is all that important. You may be […]

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How Long Does It Take to Write a Book?

February 9, 2024

Writing a book can take a lifetime. But realistically, how long should you expect yours to take?  If you’re trying to balance a full-time job, a family, or every other priority life throws in your path, where will you find the time—and how much time do you need? Your book should serve as a way […]

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