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Getting Started in Non-Fiction

A Guide to Writing Your First Non-Fiction Book by Clare O’Dea

Since my first book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, was published last October, I’ve met several people who have mentioned to me their wish to write a...

5 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make by Alex Gazzola

We can all learn from our mistakes. But that learning is dependent on the recognition of errors we’ve made – and often we don’t see them. An obvious example is...

Finding a Remarkable Story by Charles Den Tex
Posted by Charles Den Tex and Anneloes Timmerije in , .

‘You simply HAVE to hear this story.’ That’s how it started. The words were spoken by a good friend and film producer. He told the story and we hung on...

Writing Specialised Non Fiction by Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in .

If you are writing about a specialist subject it follows that you are a specialist in that subject. Your readers are certainly going to be aficionados and will quickly spot...

Writing on Trauma by Kathleen Ward
Posted by Kathleen Ward in , .

I have just launched my first book entitled A Violation Against Women. This book is the culmination of twenty years of distress and trauma following my experiences at Our Lady...

Journey Into the Light by Roisin Fitzpatrick
Posted by Roisin Fitzpatrick in .

If there is one thing that I learned on the day after my 35th birthday, when I had my near death experience from a brain haemorrhage, it is that life...

The Team Approach to Writing Non Fiction by Susan Hayes

In our imagination, a writer is a solitary being, sitting in a room on their own, engrossed in their thoughts. This might be true for fiction writers, but if you...

Narrative Nonfiction: Making Facts Dance, Patricia Byrne

Five years ago I was reminded of a story that I had vaguely heard of growing up. It was about an ancestor, my great granduncle who served as a monk...

Setting Goals & Making Time with Sheila Kiely

So firstly a quick biography.  I’m a working mother of six children and I’ve just had my cookbook ‘Gimme the Recipe’ published with Mercier Press.  (I also write a food blog at www.gimmetherecipe.com.)  I...

Tips for Writing Non-fiction from Carol Tallon

I deeply suspect that, if asked, most published writers would admit to getting it right the first time ‘by accident’.  It requires certain perseverance with a dose of planetary alignment...

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