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Writing Non-Fiction Books

Language:  English
Whether a beginning writer or an established author, this book offers information and advice on all aspects of writing, publishing and promoting your non-fiction book.
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  • Introduction
  1. Starting the project
  2. Research
  3. Mind map your thoughts
  4. Basic writer’s library
  5. Pitfalls
  6. Confused and abused words
  7. Spelling
  8. Principles of clear writing
  9. Verbosity
  10. Prefer the active to the passive
  11. Accentuate the positive
  12. The RUM model
  13. The CUE model
  14. The TOBACCO model
  15. Parts of speech
  16. Punctuation
  17. Transitional words and phrases
  18. Tips on editing
  19. Systematic approach to writing
  20. Initial submission
  21. Contract
  22. Marketing Plan
  23. Summary
  • Test your writer’s quotient
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • References and bibliography

Whether you are a novice or experienced writer looking for the best way to get your non-fiction book published or someone who would like to write a book but doesn’t know where to start, this book will help you achieve your goal. It includes how to write, edit, and submit your manuscript to a publisher as well as the ins and outs of self-publishing it yourself. Breaking through writer’s block, getting time to write, and the pros and cons of print and electronic publishing are also included.

About the author

Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer, moderator, examiner and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and worldwide on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and gone into second editions. His most recent book (2014) is titled Awaken the Genius Within – A Guide to Lifelong Learning Skills (Glasnevin Publishing, Dublin). He has a M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).

About the Author

Samuel A. Malone