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Writing Nonfiction

Eight preparatory steps necessary to successfully write a nonfiction book. Choose your topic. The first thing you want to do as you prepare to write a nonfiction book is choose a topic for your project carefully. This may seem like … Continue reading

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Five Types of Specialized Dictionaries

by Mark Nichol From Daily Writing Tips Dictionaries aren’t just for looking up spellings and meanings of a broad selection of terms; you’ll find biographical, geographical, and medical dictionaries, among other specialized volumes. Here are five other categories of repositories … Continue reading

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Promoting Your Book on Twitter: 10 Tips for Shy Writers

From the author of Twitter For Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers come 10 tips to help you get on the Twitter train. I know Twitter can be a confusing medium for many authors – what can … Continue reading

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These should already be known by writers and editors:

Dad, Mom, Sis, Grandpa, and other nouns are not capitalized IF an adjective is before it. For example, your mom, not your Mom; my grandpa, not my Grandpa. A character’s thoughts are italicized and the words I, my, mine, or … Continue reading

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Writing Science for the Public

1-It is about the people. Let’s say that your topic is Chlamydia. I know and you know that you can write something perfectly interesting about Chlamydia without mentioning people, but the truth is the article will be more interesting if … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Brainstorming the Perfect Title

In K.M. Welland’s blog, she writes: Research titles in your genre. Zoom by Amazon and take a look at your genre’s bestseller list. What do the top twenty titles have in common? Write down the ones that particularly pop out … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Rejected Before Publishers Even Read a Word

People who work in book publishing always have a ridiculous amount of reading to get through. I once worked on what is pejoratively termed the “slush pile” in the HarperCollins fiction department, where I would often be the first reader. … Continue reading

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