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Since you are more interested in nonfiction, The traditional story advice is less useful. Instead you have a dual challenge of writing what you know and not knowing everything. In most cases you will have to do research to get enough facts for what you want to write, Which if you enjoy research makes things easier. If you don't like research you might ...


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Before it gets put on hold for not being specific enough, I just wanted to throw a few words of encouragement. What I would recommend is that you first find a genre that entices you. Might be Mystery or Drama. Science Fiction or Fiction Fantasy? If you love reading about it, you'll probably enjoy writing about it, too. Next I'd search for really popular ...


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Here's a link to a great site of apology letter templates: http://www.apologyletters.net/ Just take one that piques your interest and change it according to your situation. If you want to do it step by step: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Apology-Letter Though. He's your friend. I don't think you have to be so formal about not being able to attend his ...


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Autobiographical writing is difficult, because you know exactly what happened. You can't fudge it. Plus, you're writing about emotions and psychological issues, which are notoriously difficult to get right, even in fiction. Combining the two, it isn't surprising that you are having trouble. So, don't stress. Keep at it. Here is an exercise you can ...


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One thing I can say is, do not stress yourself out. That would be rule number one. Other than that, the medium does matter. Writing directly on a forum may put on the pressure for you. Best to dose it correctly, neither too high nor too low. Different subject matter will require different levels of effort. Writing a light-hearted message about an average ...


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Check out Author Earnings. There are lots of debates about the collection, meaning, and significance of the data, but there's plenty of data.


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It's very difficult to have hard answers for questions like this because there are way too many variables. "Traditional" publishing is not a monolith - there's a lot of difference between publishing with the Big 5 and publishing with a small e-publisher, and a lot of difference between publishing with a reputable, established e-publisher and a fly-by-night ...


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This Anwer was originally part of "I am an unestablished author with a decent book. Should I publish online, or try to find a 'real' publisher?", then was asked as a Q and was shut down till re- editing it as a Q and A. These following numbers are broadly inaccurate; they are here to get a general idea. Some SE members strongly disagree of ...



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