Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not an expert or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it? Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words? The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life - so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing. In this Large Print edition, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey. The book includes: Part 1. Before You Write: Mindset Why write a non-fiction book? Can I write a book if I'm not an expert? Originality. Or, "there are so many other books on this topic" Who are you? Personal stories and the writer's voice The day a non-fiction book changed my life Fear and self-doubt Part 2. Before You Write: Business Types of non-fiction books Business models for non-fiction books Who is your book for? Identify your target market Decide on the topic for your book Decide on your book title Your author name and pseudonyms How long does your book have to be? How long will it take to write the book? Your perspective on time Writing a book proposal Part 3. Writing and Editing Gather and organize existing material Research, interviews, surveys, and social listening Structure and organize the book How to write the first draft How to dictate your book Turn your blog/podcasts/videos/talks into a book Speed, quality and perfectionism Focus and shiny object syndrome Writer's block Co-writing a non-fiction book How to turn a boring book into an engaging read Elements of fiction in non-fiction Does non-fiction have to be true? Legal issues: Using real people, quotes, lyrics, images, and citing sources Self-editing a book How to find and work with professional editors Part 4. Publishing and Product Creation Your publishing options Use different formats to create multiple streams of income Non-fiction book covers Book formatting for non-fiction Pricing your book Your book sales description Categories and keywords Turn your non-fiction book into a multimedia course Updating your books over time Part 5. Marketing Non-Fiction Two models of marketing and the importance of mindset Book-centered marketing Paid advertising for non-fiction books Author-centered marketing. The power of a personal brand Build your author website Build an email list Integrate email marketing with your book Content marketing for non-fiction books My non-fiction marketing journey Conclusion and your next steps. It's time to (finally) write your non-fiction book!
How to Write Super Sentences is the first book in the How to Write series for English Language students. All the books in the series focus on different areas of English Language, Literacy and Creative Writing. In this book, students use a wide variety of ideas and activities to get to grips with writing longer and complex sentences. Tasks include descriptive and active sentences, expanding ideas, non-fiction work, making sentences into paragraphs and using sentence structure in a variety of ways. Subjects include family-life, hobbies, school, travel and creative adventures into fantasy and science fiction. This is the large print edition.
Simple Storytelling is the second book in the How to Write series for English Language students. All the books in the series focus on different areas of English Language, Literacy and Creative Writing. In this book, students use a wide variety of ideas and activities to get to grips with storytelling. The tasks include descriptive and active stories as well as non-fiction work. Students learn how to write longer answers, turning their own ideas into bigger projects. This is the Large Print edition.
"A step-by-step guide through the process of proposing a book to a publisher, this straightforward and accessible work helps aspiring authors get their nonfiction work published quickly. Packed with specific examples of proposals, query letters, publishing contracts, and more, this reference addresses the many questions authors have in this digital age. Written by a seasoned editor and used in publishing classes at numerous universities, the book is a proven tool for nonfiction book authors. A glossary of key terms, a list of selected books for further reading, and a book proposal checklist are also included"--
Perfect Paragraphs is the third book in the How to Write series for English Language students. All the books in the series focus on different areas of English Language, Literacy and Creative Writing. In this book, students use a wide variety of ideas and activities to get to grips with writing paragraphs. The tasks include descriptive and active paragraphs as well as non-fiction work. The Write About chapter helps students learn how to research and write about lots of different subjects, with topics including Nature, History and Science. This is the Large Print edition.
Recent changes in technology are making book writing faster, easier, and cheaper. Prospective authors will discover how to break the topic down, use Web resources, devise a layout process, improve material, evaluate publishing options, and develop an individualized and workable plan.
A Guide to Helping Young Researchers Use and Enjoy Information Texts
Author: Margaret Mallett
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
This lively and informative text examines children's first experience of non-fiction during the pre-school and foundation years. Its careful consideration of different kinds of quality non-fiction, including books, posters, charts and computer software will provide a helpful framework from which Early Years teachers can work. The book offers a rich resource of information, with illustrative case studies and many examples of children's responses to non-fiction, providing: coverage of pre-school and foundation years for children up to 6 years of age, references to research findings on the place of non-fiction in early years, and references to The National Literacy Strategy, Early Learning Goals, and the National Curriculum for English.
Dramatic nonfiction is the relating of factual information in a manner that makes it as gripping as fiction. Using the techniques and guidelines offered in this book, writers will be able to create nonfiction works that rise to the level of great literature without sacrificing credibility. Dramatic techniques such as flashbacks, foreshadowing, character development, and scene intercuts are explained, and guidelines for the use of such devices are furnished. Recognising that dramatic or creative nonfiction is now an important part of the literary landscape, this book teaches writers how to best craft exciting true accounts.
Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed