Non-Fiction Writing


How to Ask for Feedback on Your Writing

Writing feedback can be both invaluable and crushing. It’s crucial to get feedback on your writing, but it’s equally important to make sure you approach the right reviewer, in the right way, at the right time, with the right questions. In The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and Receive Feedback Becky Levine shares tips […]

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10 Reasons We’re Not Succeeding as Writers

My writing has easily paid my bills since 2008, yet I still struggle with my identity as a writer. Here’s my struggle – plus 10 reasons I feel like I’m not succeeding as a writer. Methinks they might apply to you, too. If you’re paying your bills – but not by writing – read The Productive Writer: Tips & Tools to […]


8 Tips for Writing Your Life Story

The first tip on how to write your life story is from John Irving, the next five are from Writing the Memoir, and the rest are from my research on writing autobiographies, memoirs, and life stories. For a step-by-step guide on writing the story of your life, read Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art by Judith Barrington. A book like this […]

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Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here

If you’re a writer who gets overwhelmed when you think of marketing and selling your writing, you’re not alone! Not wanting to promote my writing is why I hesitate to pursue a literary agent and get my books published. Here’s how a fellow writer describes it: “The thought of all the details I must be sure to cover in this […]


How to Use Speech Recognition Software – 5 Tips for Writers

Speech recognition software is one of the best ways to become a more productive and successful writer; these writing tips will get the most from this tool. This post was dictated using Dragon Naturally Speaking, and was contributed by guest writer Sharon Hurley Hall. She is not an affiliate for Dragon Speech Recognition Software, and isn’t trying to sell anything with […]

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Writing Obstacles Be Gone! 3 Ways to Keep Falling Forward

Writers, no matter what your genre, you will face obstacles to writing. Use these tips to keep falling forward. In fact — say it out loud right now: “Writing obstacles, be gone!” And check out one of my all-time favorite quips: “It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself […]


5 Ways to Market and Sell Your Poetry Book

You’ll find selling poetry much easier if you know how to spread the word! These five tips for marketing your book of poems are from published poet and freelance writer Cherie Burbach. “Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree.  He doesn’t eat much and doesn’t read much, but listens well and […]

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