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Articles to Help You Write
Case Studies: Don’t Edit Out
A writer recently asked me to review
his proposal for a nonfiction book. He had already gotten help
from an editor and friend who was published. I asked what he wanted
to accomplish with the book, and then agreed to read his proposal.
Knowing how passionate he was about his subject, I was surprised that
his writing was flat and lifeless. Full of generalities and clichés... read
How to Refill Your Creative Well
It’s easy to become so intent on writing your book, or revising
your manuscript or working your book proposal that you get tunnel
vision. You can feel your creativity and imagination dry up. Your
writing becomes stale, your ideas predictable. You need a change
of perspective, to see the world and your writing through different
glasses... read more>>
Get a Change of Scenery: Switch from Writing to Research
If you have stalled out on your writing project--fiction, nonfiction, book,
or article--consider the possibility that more research will get you going again.
Experts in their field gather backup material from other experts and outside
sources for their nonfiction writing. Or, if you're writing about something from
your own life, supporting material will add credence to your story... read