Using Word's Headings to Structure Your Non-Fiction Book

I have recently had two large non-fiction projects come in that suffered from a similar problem: unclear structure. Creating a non-fiction book structure can be challenging, but it is vital to do. A meandering structure will confuse the reader, leave them dissatisfied, and often cause them to abandon the book before finishing.

Fortunately, using Microsoft …

Structuring the Non-Fiction Book

Structuring the Non-Fiction BookHow should you structure your non-fiction book?

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Deep Point of View in Writing Fiction

To write fiction that grabs the reader and keeps them engaged from page one to the end, you have to learn how to write deep point of view (POV). For some people that grew up reading Nancy Drew and the like, that can be difficult.

Maybe you remember Tom Swifties. They were clever. Some …

Descriptions Do More than Describe in Fiction

Stormy Day Clark Fork 2013“It was a dark and stormy night …” That most cliched beginning to a novel is used to warn novice writers about the dangers of boring descriptions. …

GMC: Goal, Motivation, Conflict

GMC: Goal, Motivation, ConflictGMC: Goal, Motivation, ConflictIf you’ve worked with me on your fiction project, we have likely discussed goal, motivation, and conflict. These are elements that can almost always need improvement, no matter …

Is Nanowrimo for You?

NaNoWriMo IconUnless you live under a writing rock, you’ve probably heard about National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo). Hundreds of thousands of writers band together to complete their novel in 30 days. It can be a great way to really focus on completion.

It’s also a great …

Deep Point of View (POV)

Deep point of view (POV) is an important writing technique for fiction writers to use to appeal to today’s readers. Tried and true writing techniques of the past are being discarded because many readers no longer have the time or the patience to wade through language that doesn’t deliver immediately.

Some of you remember times …