by Dave Goetz
You hear about a great book from a friend. You order it from Amazon, and after the first chapter, you never again pick up the book.
The job of the writer is, in part, to maintain the reader's interest until the last word of the final chapter.
No matter what kind of book you are writing, the challenge is daunting.
The same techniques that fiction writers use to raise and resolve tension throughout the narrative are available to nonfiction writers.
What promise are you making to your readers, if they continue after the first chapter?