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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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Your Ultimate Guide to Writing Contests Through 2024

January 12, 2024

Regardless where you are on your writing journey, you can benefit from entering contests. The right contest can tell you: Where you stand How you measure up against the competition What you still need to learn And you could win cash. That’s why my team researched a wide range of high-quality contests. We’ve included free […]

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Write What You Know: Understanding this Classic Writing Advice

December 15, 2023

“Write what you know” is one of the first pieces of advice many aspiring fiction writers hear when they embark on their journey to become an author. (And if you’re a nonfiction writer, stay with me.) On the one hand, the idea of writing what you know makes perfect sense. If you’ve ever read a […]

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