10 Elements Of A Good Nonfiction Book

Before you start writing your nonfiction book, read this post and discover the 10 elements of good nonfiction writing.

A good nonfiction book has many elements that make it a valuable learning experience for readers so they can engage proactively with the content.

As an authority in your field, you want to be sure your nonfiction book is written with the key components that make it “wow” readers and keep them coming back for more.

Writing a great book takes a lot of work, but it can be easier if you know what the main components are that creates a winning read. Before we get into that, just take a moment to sit back, relax and think about a recent nonfiction book you read.

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13 Proven Tools for Discovering Bestselling Book Ideas

It’s not easy to find the right topic for your next book.

Either your mind is full of half-formed ideas…

Or, you simply don’t know how to get started.

Fortunately, there are a number of excellent tools you can use to find that next book topic.  In fact, I use a combination of over 13 tools to research the various topics in my book catalog.

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ASP 46: Honoree Corder on Coaching for Authors and How to Prosper as a Writer

Steve and Barrie chat with Honoree Corder about why and when authors need coaching and how to create different income streams from your books.

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar, ” The 5-Step Process to Uncover Your Bestselling Book Idea,” on Tuesday, May 24th, 4PM EST/1PM PST. Go to Authority.pub/live to register. Quote of the Day: “There are three types of people in this world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things …

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30 Surefire Ways To Bust Through Writer’s Block

Are you feeling stuck and uninspired in your work as an author?

Have you extinguished that spark of creativity that lights up your imagination and ability to write with ease?

Maybe you’ve lost track of where your writing was going, or you feel like the well of ideas has run dry.

Writer’s block affects all authors from time to time, but knowing this offers little comfort to those who are currently experiencing it. It’s a painful, frustrating place to be.

Author and blogger Jeff Goins has narrowed the causes of writer’s block down to these three common culprits:

Timing – your ideas aren’t quite well-formed enough to be memorialized in writing.

Fear – you feel way too vulnerable to put your work out into the world to be judged or criticized.

Perfectionism – you need everything to be perfect in your head before you start.

Science fiction author Charlie Jane Anders says that writer’s block is actually too broad a term for a number of different creative challenges. She breaks up the concept of writer’s block in these 10 problems:

  • Being unable to commit to a single idea.
  • Getting stuck on one part of the outline.
  • Getting stuck in the middle of the story or concept.
  • Hitting a dead end because you took a wrong turn a while back.
  • Feeling bored with characters who aren’t doing anything or material that seems dry.
  • Being paralyzed by future imagined negative reactions.
  • Not being able to think of the exact right word.
  • Thinking the story or idea was great in concept, but now seems all wrong in writing.
  • Getting stuck while slogging through revisions.

Having an awareness of what your block might be can enable you to judge how best to proceed.

Fortunately, authors have a variety of opinions for busting through writer’s block. Just remember that what works in one situation may not work in another. That’s why we at Authority.Pub encourage you to try out many different strategies to figure out what works for you.

Some are practical, some are more creative, and some are a little woo-woo. Whether or not you believe in muses and divine inspiration, don’t rule any out until you’ve tried them.

The most important part is that you do something. Don’t just sit there staring at an empty sheet of paper or a blank document on the screen. Once you get the momentum going, you will be on your way soon enough.

Here are 30 ideas on how to overcome writer’s block.

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40 Self-Publishing Resources, Tools, and Assets To Accelerate Success


As much time as we writers spend alone behind our computers tap, tap, tapping away, one thing is certain: we just can’t do it alone.

The business of writing, designing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling your books requires the kindness of strangers — or at least a little help from your online friends who offer various products, services, and insights to help you stay focused, motivated, and up-to-speed on the ever-changing self-publishing landscape.

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71 Insanely Useful Book Marketing Ideas For Self-Publishers

Boom!

Your book is finally written, and it’s freakin’ amazing (if you say so yourself).

You’ve sent it off to the editor for a spit and shine.

You’ve created a kick ass cover that looks, well, bestseller-worthy.

You’ve uploaded that sucker to Amazon, and you’re just waiting for the dollars to start rolling in and the readers to start punching in 5 stars and rave reviews.

But instead of that lovely sound of “cha ching,” all you hear is radio silence. Crickets. The vast void of nothingness.

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