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why hire a non fiction writing coach

Why Hire a Non-Fiction Writing Coach?

If you’re writing a non-fiction book, like self-help, how to, spiritual, etc, you may find that you come to a point where this writing stuff is making the hair on your head fall out. Rather than see all that hair on the floor while you re-write your first two chapters, you might want the support of a non-fiction writing coach.  What writing coaches do is support your main book writing goal, help you at the start with an outlining technique (see our mini-course), and regularly point out some literary tools.…
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keys to writing self-help memoir

Keys to Writing Self-Help/Memoir

What are some of the keys to writing a self-help memoir book? First, what is this mongrel book genre? What is a memoir? It is a snapshot taken from your life that’s compelling and has a strong message. What is self-help? Also called personal development, the self-help genre is diverse. It’s founded on the principle of the reader taking control of their lives, solving problems by learning new principles, tips and techniques. It often uses the direct voice (you, I, we). If your book’s topic is just stories (not your…
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Publishing Workbooks Design

Writing your First Book

Many people in a ‘knowledge’ based business (or hobby business) are overwhelmed by the thought of writing their first major book. So it’s quite common that they’ll say “I just want to write a short eBook to put on Amazon”.  Hey, I get that; my first book (a marketing manual) was about 70 A4 pages, the second one 46 pages, and it felt like I was feeling my way across a dark room. I didn’t know how to extend it — or even if I should. I reasoned that self-publishing was…
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creative nonfiction book writing

Self-Help Writing Prompts

Fiction writers have a whole host of writing prompt blogs and crazy Reddit posts, but people writing their first self-help book can find few resources to be a catalyst for their stories. Rather than simple imagination, for the self-development writer, it’s more memories that we want to access… or finding others’ quotes and stories to back up what we’re saying.  Examples of Writing Prompts Look at some of my writing ideas from past books: An idea about happiness and our outlook came one day when I observed the primary school…
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Writing a book in Australia

Writing a Book in Australia, in a Crisis

Like many who rely on the wonderful authors of this world, I need optimistic books right now! So this post will talk about what you can write a book about during this Coronavirus crisis, that also won’t date too much. If you like writing non-fiction, the topics I am brainstorming here for 2020 are: Career transitions. What a great time to write about skilling up for a new career or home-based business, and as a bonus, discussing the technologies many of us need in modern business life. I wrote How…
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