Tag Archives: nonfiction

The Breakout Outline

I’m going to share a secret:  When I first started college, I would write my papers first and then create the outline that went with the paper I’d written.  This was especially taxing whenever the outline was due several weeks … Continue reading

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Website Update

I’ve recently updated my website, and I’d like to invite you to check it out. Cruise around and check out what I write about: Nonfiction Fiction Poetry And then you might want to check out my new service: Marketing for … Continue reading

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Writing Tight

Recently I had an article to write on assignment.  After conducting all my research, I had 8,000 to 10,000 words, mostly in the form of interviews.  It was a lot of material, and a lot of it evoked powerful emotions.  … Continue reading

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Telling Your Story

Just about everyone realizes that writing fiction involves storytelling.  After all, if you’re not telling a story, what are you doing? But not everyone realizes how essential storytelling is for nonfiction, too.  And I’m not just talking about memoirs or … Continue reading

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Influence

One of my biggest hopes is that, as a writer, I will be able to influence others.  There are so many things I want to say, and my ability to write gives me the voice I need to reach others.  … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Nonfiction

There are many ways to market your nonfiction work.  Some methods work better for different topics; others work better for different writing platforms. Most writers know about: Keeping a website. Maintaining a blog. Using social media. Distributing a newsletter. Speaking … Continue reading

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Dancing with the Muse

As I’ve launched myself into this new phase of my writing career—seeking publication opportunities over business clients—I’ve found the moments when my fingers dance to the muse’s tune are growing longer and more frequent.  Even so, it’s important when living … Continue reading

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