If you have broad experience and knowledge of a topic you can leverage that as a book. But don’t stop with just one book. Write multiple books – a series even. And then, use that to expand into other areas. Here are some key reasons to consider this approach.
Bestselling author, Sara Paretsky discusses the difference between writing for non-fiction versus fiction and how one genre can help the other.
Freelance writer and novelist, Kevin Porter talks about how his non-fiction writing influences his fiction writing, stressing the importance of taking in all of life’s experiences to keep your writing relevant.
Join this monthly session with Dr. William Donahue, Ph.D. to learn effective story telling techniques. Dr. Donahue's experience in the marketplace and in non-profit environments makes him uniquely gifted to coach and equip leaders in three key areas: Leadership Development, Organizational Clarity & Transformational Community. He is also a best-selling author of ""Leading Life-changing Small Groups"" and several other books.
Have a story you want to tell but a novel is just too daunting? What about a short story? It starts with an idea—that grows a little bit; a beginning, a middle, an end. Get to the point and stay there. Maybe it’s your way to tell a story.
Author Peggy Kelsey shares how her book came to be and why it was so important to her to tell the story and experiences of a group of Afghanistan women. It's a great reminder about no matter how different we all are, we all share the human experience… and we all have stories worth telling. If you need inspiration or a reminder to write what you care about, you'll want to see this interview.
Bestselling author Liza Palmer tells us why she thinks short stories are a useful tool for writers. They help us focus, explore how to tell a story, find a voice, and more.
Author Beth Albright describes her journey of writing and publishing her first book, which garnered a 3 book deal from Harlequin Mira. Beth also tells us how her characters gave her the idea for the story and plot and how attending the San Francisco Writers Conference helped her find an agent and the editor who bought her books.
Author Jon Land shares his approach to competing with the vast amount of media and content outlets so that his books and stories can stand out in a crowded space.
Liza Palmer, bestselling author of More Like Her, A Field Guide for Burying Your Parents, tells us how writing short stories helped to build her confidence as a novelist.
Linda Joy Meyers, award-winning author, therapist, and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, describes how we can use writing to heal our personal wounds and improve our health by telling our stories. Linda shares details of research that supports this notion and she reminds us why memoirs are so powerful.
Rhiannon Frater, hugely successful indie author of the As the World Dies trilogy, tells us how her fans are heavily involved in driving her story and character development. They tell her what they want for future books and she listens!