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Nov.07.2011
Many of this year's Write Nonfiction in November participants are writing memoirs. I don't find this surprising, since so many people want to find meaning in the events of their lives and to share that meaning with others. Additionally, writing about our lives can prove healing, and sometimes...
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Nov.06.2011
Mind mapping offers the most effective tool I've ever discovered for creating a content plan and organizing ideas. I use mind maps with my book coaching clients quite often, and I always recommend my clients do one when they evaluate their book ideas using the proposal process or write a book...
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Nov.05.2011
I'm a big advocate of not beginning a project--especially a big project--unless you know it has  chance to succeed. Failure's okay; we learn from it. But writers and aspiring authors, like most people, have little time for failed project into which they invested hundreds of hours....
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Nov.04.2011
Today's post goes out to all those Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) participants writing a complete nonfiction book in 30 days or less. It's also for all those who signed in as WNFIN participants with the hope of winning Rochelle Melander's new book Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (...
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Nov.03.2011
Writer's block. Just the word turns a writer's blood to ice. We dread this malady, especially at times when we are under deadline or trying to meet a personal writing goal, like starting and finishing a work of nonfiction during Write Nonfiction in November. What's a writer to do when writer's...
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Nov.02.2011
The WNFIN challenge is broken into three part: writing, publishing and promoting. Given that we are on day #2, we are in the first part: writing. We’ll start with some advice on how to ensure your creativity remains a constant flow all month long. For some writers, this creativity poses no...
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Oct.31.2011
I can hear it. Although the writing world has gotten a bit quieter as we said goodbye to October dressed in a variety of garish and humorous Halloween costumes I hear the sound of distant typing. And I hear it getting louder…and louder…and louder! That’s the sound of the start of another Write...
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Oct.30.2011
Today is October 31st. Yes, it’s Halloween, but that’s not all. To me, and to thousands of nonfiction writers, the last day of October has importance because it means we have just one day left to prepare for the start of the fifth annual Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) challenge. Now “...
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Oct.25.2011
Many of you who have been following this blog for the last few years or more know that I am the founder of Write Nonfiction in November, a challenge and a blog, affectionately called WNFIN. Although you can read the great blog posts at WNFIN all year long--and they are always posted here at...
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Nov.10.2010
Now that you are well into your Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) project, let's take some time to focus on writing well. While the National Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo) folks say their "contest" revolves around writing any 50,000 words--not necessarily "good" words--in 30...