Category: The Writing Life

Writing Nonfiction Books

The most recent stage of my nonfiction writing life took me to the world of books. Actually, there was some overlap among all of these stages. Writing for business certainly involved magazine writing, and beginning to write books overlapped with business

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Writing Nonfiction for the Business World

The second phase of my business-writing life focused on writing for and about all aspects of the business world. I had no idea when I began how complex the subject was going to be. I honestly thought that, since I

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Writing Nonfiction for Magazines

For me, magazines were the training ground for learning to write nonfiction. Feature articles convey a lot of information but in a less structured way than straight news. But there is more to writing for magazines then understanding the basics

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Learning to Love Nonfiction

Recently, I was invited to make a presentation on nonfiction to a large writers’ group. Putting together the PowerPoint was an eye-opener for me. Even though I’ve been writing in this genre for my entire career, I never realized how

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Book #5-The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life is a very small book—only 111 pages—that has been in my bookcase for many years. Its author, Annie Dillard, is well known in literary circles. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her 1975 book, Pilgrim at

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