I “grew up” in the adult trade paperback division of Simon & Schuster where we worked on all manner of books, but my true love as far as projects go is nonfiction. So when podcaster John Vonhof invited me to talk about how to write and publish nonfiction books, and what makes nonfiction effective and successful, I got really excited.
I’m so pleased that I got to reach so many more writers as a guest on the Writers & Authors On Fire show, which is designed to ignite writers and authors with inspirational interviews on a variety of genres, tips on writing and getting published, tips on attending writers conferences, and reviews of books, blogs, and other resources to make their writing better. My interview was split into two parts. The first was 30-35 minutes’ worth of in-depth questions about my writing. The second part was 10-15 minutes, including questions about how I write. John also asked about my books, ghostwriting, book collaboration and coaching, my writing process, and more.
We talked about sorting through book ideas, the importance of knowing your audience, how to write and publish nonfiction successfully, editing your work, selling your book, moving from writer to author, and more. We talked about the muse and how we can help it work for us. And finally, I shared some candid thoughts on investing in your writing, why it’s important, and how you can help yourself to achieve your publishing goals and dreams. And, because I’m me, I delivered a healthy dose of encouragement with a side of tough love advice, of course. 😉