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I just popped into my office and pulled a few books off the shelf. It's easy to estimate: Count up the total number of words on 10 random (full) lines from different places and divide by 10 to get the average words-per-line. Count the number of lines on each page to get the lines-per-page. Check that the book actually starts on page 1 - sometimes the stuff ...


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1. You cannot write for everyone. Don't even attempt it. 2. It is very likely that your book is not the first on your subject. How is it different? Who would be interested in that difference? Your target audience is defined by (a) who you are and (b) the market situation. Who are you? What interests you? What is your level of expertise? (Can you dumb ...


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Folks here might be able to give you more helpful advice if you can be more specific than "non-fiction". Is it a history book? Astronomy? How to fix plumbing? Etc. That said: I think you always have to consider your audience. What level background do your readers bring to the subject? A book on astronomy intended for 10 year olds would surely be very ...


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Not my mother tongue, so bear with me :) In my eyes, 'writing' consists of (at least) three areas of abilities and knowledge. The creative (what does happen in my, for instance, novel?) The structural (When/ in what order should it happen for the most effect and to satisfy readers expectations?) The craft (how do I physically act to transfer the ...



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