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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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So, You Want to Write a Book? Your Ideal Reader

What is your target market? Who are you writing this book for? Who will benefit the most from reading it? Who will love it enough to recommend it to friends or write a great review on Amazon? These questions are

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How to Stay Motivated As You Write Your Book

“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at 9 a.m. every morning.” —Peter DeVies Let’s face it. You started writing your book like a runaway train. So much to say, so little time. Your muse

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Write for Your Ideal Reader

“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.” — Kurt Vonnegut, 8 Rules for a Great Story Who is that one person? There are two

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5 Questions on Whether to Write Your Book

Too many first-time authors are struck by what they consider to be a brilliant idea and immediately start writing. Perhaps you are one of them and have succumbed to the lure of inspiration. There’s nothing wrong with inspiration. It’s a great feeling,

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