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Dialogue in Nonfiction

The Terrible & Terrific Truth About Using Dialogue in Nonfiction

If you're like many writers, you may be reluctant to use dialogue in nonfiction. After all, nonfiction is telling the story of what really happened. How can you know what was said if you weren’t there?

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Three Choices: Which Amazing Book Cover Would Make You Buy?

There’s a pretty old idiom that says, “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. In the ordinary sense, it means you can’t really know everything about people simply by looking at them. However,

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Style Guide

Behind the Scenes: Are You Committing to the Right Style Guide?

You’ve probably faced at least one of these conundrums in your writing: do you write out the number 'twenty-seven' or simply write '27'? Do you hyphenate 'co-operation' or leave it unhyphenated it

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Why Write A Book

You Can Absolutely Write a Book. You Need to Know Why First.

Why write a book?Good question. That is, if you are thinking of trying to write one.Most folks think they have a book inside them, even if it’s buried deep. “I could write a book!” I agree; everyone

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Book marketing strategy

How to Make Your Book Marketing Strategy a Winner

Stumped about a book marketing? What goes in one and how do you use it? Here are our 13 key elements of a successful nonfiction book marketing strategy.

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Author Coach

What is an Author Coach and Why Do You Need One?

There are nutrition coaches. Leadership coaches. Career coaches. Life coaches. Have you noticed how the people who tend to work with coaches always seem so... together? And you wonder why they, of all

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The Best Nonfiction Book Marketing Idea You’ve Never Thought Of

You may feel you’ve pulled out all the stops and you’re doing everything you can think of to market your nonfiction book. Price promotions? Flog free copies on social media? Book signings at

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How to Create A Narrative Plot Structure for Nonfiction

People often think that writing nonfiction is a piece of cake compared to writing fiction. After all, you have the story right there. You don’t have to make it up from scratch, right? As a non-fiction

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Nonfiction Book Covers

5 Ways To Tweak Your Nonfiction Book Cover To Success

A successful nonfiction book cover isn’t just about choosing the best design or the best font. There are certain ways you can manipulate readers into liking your cover, simply by following a couple of

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Want More Writing Time? Try These Author Productivity Tools

Like every other business out there, you have more demands on your time than you have hours in a day. Which is why these five essential indie author productivity tools just might help you squeeze in another

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