“I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.“
– Rudyard Kipling
“Honestly, I think there’s a cycle to the popularity of fantasy and fairytales that usually coincides with times of unrest or hardship in our own world. By retelling these legends or immersing ourselves in fantasy realms, we can safely explore the very real, very day-to-day darkness of our own lives.“
“You’ll work hard to create characters that are compelling and unforgettable. But in the end, it’s the story that matters.”
– James Dashner
“All I can guess is that when I write, I forget that it’s not real. I’m living the story, and I think people can read that sincerity about the characters. They are real to me while I’m writing them, and I think that makes them real to the readers as well.”
– Stephenie Meyer
How to Write a Bestselling Nonfiction Ebook in 30 Days or Less by Joshua Montoya and Marty Cooney 2/5
If you can write an e-mail then you can succeed as a non-fiction author with this step-by-step blueprint to create best-selling non-fiction books.
This is one of the more structured nonfiction ebooks I have read. However, there’s a lot of telling the reader that they need to do something, without actually showing them how.
I would have given a higher star rating if not for a noticeable number of inconsistencies, errors, and unfounded advice.
Firstly, I found some of the sentences structured in a jarring way. This isn’t consistent with the advice of getting an external editor for your work.
Secondly, some of the content is repeated in other chapters. It’s just fluff to bump out the book.
Finally, this comment! For context, the authors are discussing the idea of paying a ghost writer to write your book.
‘(You need to find writers that are native English speaking only! We don’t recommend anything outside of the United States and we never will because you are aiming for quality here.)’
Just eurgh. This sentence is misinformed and offensive in countless ways. Since I’m an English writer, does that mean that I can’t produce a quality book despite being a native English speaker because I’m not American? Huh? Need I say more?
“When I think about characters, I like to think of them in their relationships to each other. In the same way, I think that’s how humans are ultimately defined. We are our relationships to one another. And a lot of what’s interesting about us happens in the context of other people.”
– John Green