Category Archives: structuring nonfiction
Thinking of self-publishing? Should you choose the editing or editorial evaluation package from the self-publishing arm of a publisher, or from self-publishing houses such as Xlibris and Author Solutions? As a former in-house acquisitions editor at HarperCollins, a current ghostwriter … Continue reading
You’ve dreamed about writing a book someday. You believe you have a story inside you that will amaze and inspire people. You’ve tried to write it down, and have sketched out some ideas here and there. Maybe you have notebooks … Continue reading
How do you determine word count and length for a book and its chapters? First, study other successful (key word: successful!) books in your genre to discover what length they are. For example, a typical self-help book is between 60,000 … Continue reading
I do this type of rough cut-and-paste, old-school editing when I ghostwrite or whenever I work on a chapter that’s in really rough condition. Check it out!
If youâ€™re writing a nonfiction book other than a memoir, youâ€™ll need to break up your text with headers. Good headers are like signs on the highway that reassure you that youâ€™re going in the right direction (â€śChicago/Oâ€™Hareâ€ť), orient you … Continue reading