Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Tips to Make Us Stronger Authors—Both Fiction & Non-Fiction

Awesome article by author Kristen Lamb.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

For those confused, WordPress has been possessed this week and for some reason published some notes I’d saved in a DRAFT. Sorry for the confusion.


Becoming a non-fiction author has a number of steps. After having written both fiction and non-fiction, I don’t think one is easier than the other. There are unique challenges to both. Yet, I will say that even novelists can benefit from the same tactics employed by good NF authors.

Like fiction, there’s seemingly infinite variety of types of non-fiction. There’s self-help, narrative non-fiction, informational non-fiction, and on and on. Much of being successful in non-fiction (and fiction) is finding your audience, then developing your voice and then marrying your voice to a style that suits you.

Think Like a Journalist 

A friend of mine, Author Caitlin Kelly, is the one who pointed this out to me, and she is an amazing and successful journalist…

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Is it Friday Yet? (Sept 5)

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I don’t think I am going to survive the rest of this week! I need the weekend. NOW! Let’s just pretend it is Friday. The boss won’t know right? We’ll tell her it is Friday too! Please, please let it be Friday! I need a break!

Never fear…

Tomorrow is Friday!

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