Writing nonfiction, writing the hard topics

Often when someone chooses to write a nonfiction book, it’s because something has moved them. Something has changed their world. Often, it’s for the worse. Nonfiction books are often written because there’s something terrible in the world that the author wants to shine a light upon. These are things that cause us grief. And it’sContinue reading “Writing nonfiction, writing the hard topics”

Writing Nonfiction, Organization

In learning to write nonfiction, I’m discovering a beautiful part of it that I wish I’d known about all along. It’s something so dear to my heart that it makes nonfiction a joy, even aside from the pleasure that writing always brings me.  I finally have a worthy reason to use the metric ton ofContinue reading “Writing Nonfiction, Organization”

Writing nonfiction, interviewing

As I dive further into the world of writing nonfiction, one thing is becoming clear. Interviewing people as someone with social anxiety sucks so hard.  What the hell was I thinking, putting myself in a position where I was going to have to like, talk to people? As a professional?! Okay, all that aside, conductingContinue reading “Writing nonfiction, interviewing”

Nonfiction, not a school essay!

Writing nonfiction often gets a bad reputation. Lots of authors think it lacks the creativity and storytelling of fiction.  And I blame the public education system.  English class taught me to love books and hate nonfiction writing. It kind of made me hate writing anything I was going to turn in for a while untilContinue reading “Nonfiction, not a school essay!”

Writing nonfiction, Planning

Writing a nonfiction book is a world away from writing a fiction book. As I travel this brand new terrain, I’m taking you along for the ride. Don’t forget to read part one of this series, Research, if you missed it.  Today we’re talking about one of my favorite parts of writing a nonfiction book,Continue reading “Writing nonfiction, Planning”

Writing Nonfiction-Research

Most of you know me as a speculative fiction author and blogger. But I’m much more than that. I am a Gemini after all, duality is in my very being. So I am a speculative fiction author and a blogger. But I’m also a critic and podcaster. And as if that weren’t enough, I’ve decidedContinue reading “Writing Nonfiction-Research”