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Co-author a book

How to Co-author a Book and Protect Your Relationship

When you co-author a book, you may find it easier to get to the finish line and self-publish. You share the workload, talents, and areas of expertise. Sounds great, right? However, everyone has a different

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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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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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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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coloured book on purple background

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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Love You Forever

How “Love You Forever” Came to Life: Gayle Eastman Author Guest Post

My journey from grief to acceptance of my child’s transition as a transgender adult is unique because my friend/co-author, MaryRose, had also been through it with her FTM son. ‘Love You Forever’

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Picture 1000 Words

When is a Picture Worth 1000 Words?

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. If you’re thinking about artwork for your book, you’re right that it can greatly enhance your book. However, you’ll want to exercise

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types of editing

How These 7 Types of Editing Will Make You a Better Author

how do you decide what kind of editing you and your book are ready for? Developmental editing? Substantive? Line editing or copy editing? And then there’s mechanical, production, and proofreading.

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Write Nonfiction

6 Brilliant Ways to Write Nonfiction Like a Bestselling Author

Whether you write nonfiction in the true crime, self-improvement, business, memoir, or any other sub-genre of nonfiction, there are six fundamental points we’d like you to keep in mind.

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Book Marketing

Seven Nonfiction Book Marketing Musts for Indie Authors

Book marketing is totally up to you when you’re an indie author. The planning, book tours, social connection and promotion, and networking… all up to you. It just takes a bit of courage, consistency,

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