Tag: nonfiction

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 #3-On Writing Well by William Zinsser

What Stephen King is to fiction, William Zinsser is to nonfiction—in other words, the undisputed authority. His seminal book, On Writing Well, has been my personal bible for the thirty years it has been in print. Zinsser was “the real

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Pilot, Mother, Author

Anne Morrow Lindberg wrote two dozen books in her lifetime, but the one for which she is best remembered and that has become an American classic is Gift From the Sea. Anne met Charles Lindbergh in December 1927, when she

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Writing Fiction

“Creating people and their life’s stories through my writing is as close to magic as I’ll ever get again.” ― Dori Ann Dupré Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not a novelist. I write nonfiction books. I coach and

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If It Sounds Like Writing, Rewrite It

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.” —Elmore

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