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    • ISBN:9781444136517
    • Publication date:29 Apr 2011

Write Fantastic Non-fiction - and Get it Published

Master the art of journalism, memoir, blogging and writing non-fiction

By Claire Gillman

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING NON FICTION.

Learn how to write compelling non-fiction, whether for publication online on blogs or social media, in print or online journalism or in book format. Learn how to turn your idea into action - choose, research and write up your subject - and learn what to do next to share it with the world.

LEARN HOW TO WRITE NON-FICTION THAT STANDS OUT, WHATEVER THE SUBJECT.

Write Fantastic Non-fiction and Get it Published is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select a subject, hone your research skills, explore different genres and styles and edit your work. It does more than simply review the different genres, however - it will, crucially, help you to master the skill of assessing your own work objectively - essential for any would-be writer. With your confidence strengthened through practical tips, insights and exercises, it will also give you the crucial insider information on and how to approach a publisher or find an agent. Written by an author with a track record of helping new writers secure agents and publishing deals, it will take you from 'would-be writer' to 'writer' quickly and painlessly.

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Biographical Notes

Claire Gillman has written over a dozen non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects. She is currently an editor for Writers' Workshop, specialising in non-fiction. Her critiques and advice to potential authors have helped several of them secure an agent and obtain a publishing deal. Claire has also organized and run numerous writing courses and workshops, both in London and at residential centres.

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  • ISBN: 9781444124026
  • Publication date: 29 Apr 2011
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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