WMD Machete by Mark Plimsoll Mark Plimsoll, LLC (2006) ISBN 0976779544 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (9/06)Mark Plimsoll demonstrates an amazing ability to craft words which leave the ...
One of the best ways to enliven nonfiction is by "borrowing" techniques used in fiction. This includes, when appropriate, opening with a high-action scene, building suspense, using plenty of "showing"...
Nonfiction need not be dull; it includes a wide range of topics. It can include history, biography, personal essays, personal profiles, sports, biology, geology, geography, holidays … the list really ...
Once your book is written and you've determined that you will be self-publishing, there are a few serious errors you are going to want to steer clear of.THINKING YOU DON'T NEED AN EDITOREven the best ...
If writing that book you've always had in mind tops your list of resolutions or regrets, hiring a writing coach can turn fantasy into reality. Whether you want to write a memoir, a novel, a family his...
Thoughts From the Heart by Charles S. Haddad CharlCyn Press (1999) ISBN 0967459702 Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (8/06)Charles S. Haddad has compiled a refreshing and down to earth collec...
Men Bleed Too by Thomas Brown iUniverse (2005) ISBN 0595361870This is the story of Barbara Brown's fight with cancer as told by her husband, Thomas. In December of 1992 a cancerous tumor was discover...
If you are writing nonfiction, chances are you will have to research. Here are 7 of the most effective ways to go about it. 1. InterviewsThe first rule of interviewing is to find an expert. The s...
Know Your SubjectThis may seem contradictory to the purpose of conducting the interview-you're consulting an expert because you're not one yourself, right? Yes-however, you need to have a good grasp o...
Types of things to watch out for with agents:* Charging the author a fee up front, to be accepted as a client. Can be called a reading fee, or a monthly "office expenses" charge. The best agents, and ...