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Why It’s Way Better to Write in Active Voice

Why is it better to write in active voice? It’s what every writing coach and editor will tell you. But why? And how do you keep from slipping into the nasty habit of passive voice? Active Voice Versus

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How to Write for Your Reader’s English

Your English, my English. Where you were born, raised, educated, and live will dictate which of the Englishes you write and speak. What if you’re writing for a reader who uses one of the other Englishes?

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Plain English

The Eight Simple Tips You Need to Write in Plain English

You probably know the feeling: you read something, probably more than once. And you find yourself asking, “Could you explain it again, but in English this time?” You don’t want this to happen

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Stressed About Writing Your Book? Five Tips To Help You Chill

Guest post from author Jamie Sussel Turner Writing and publishing a book can be a highly stressful experience. But, it doesn’t have to be. One of the best aspects of self-publishing is that you get

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How to Choose the Best Self-Publishing Approach for Your Book

How to choose the best self-publishing approach for your book is about knowing what you and your book need help with, from whom, and when. As an indie author in charge of your own book project, you’re

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PASSIVE VOICE IN NONFICTION

4 Big Reasons to Use Passive Voice When You Write Nonfiction

Could you use the passive voice when you write nonfiction?Ah, yes, the passive voice. The bane of every editor's existence. The thing that makes writing coaches shudder. But why is this? Why do writers

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Getting Nonfiction Dialogue Wrong: 8 Bad Mistakes to Avoid

Learning to write nonfiction dialogue is a must. It adds life and colour to the text, helps to move the narrative forward, and tells us more about the characters. However, bad dialogue, and bad use

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ONE Thing You Should Do For Your Indie Author Career

We're talking about one big, free, online thing you can do that will help you with your indie author career, regardless whether you're a newbie, veteran, romance or nonfiction author. It's signing up

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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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How to Create A Narrative Plot Structure for Nonfiction

As a non-fiction author, you may not know that consciously creating a narrative nonfiction plot structure is key to delivering a good read. You will bore your readers to death if you repeat fact after

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