[Tipster] Lessons about Nonfiction Writing from Martin Luther King Jr. tipster post Jan 18, 2024

By: Allison Parks

“What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to you?”

I was in seventh grade when my English teacher asked us to respond to the prompt above.

Obviously, I knew who Martin...

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[Podcast] Jordan Rosenfeld on Storytelling Techniques to Use in Nonfiction Writing 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 16, 2024

Remember those college lectures where you struggled to stay awake?

Maybe your professor spoke in a monotonous voice. Or maybe the professor relied on text-heavy slides that made their point...

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[Podcast] Jordan Rosenfeld on Strategies for Creating a Page Turner in Nonfiction 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 16, 2024

Do you remember the last book you put down and never picked up?

Do you remember why you gave up on it?

The most likely reason is that the narrative failed to engage you. It was probably boring....

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[Video] How to Write a Memoir: Legacy vs. Commercially Viable video resource Jan 10, 2024

Are you writing a memoir?

Do you know what type of memoir you're writing?

Some writers are writing a memoir to share their family history. Their book is intended for family members and close...

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[Tipster] Manifesting a Productive Writing Life tipster post Jan 05, 2024

By: Melissa Parks

I’ve always hated the word “manifest.” It seemed like hocus-pocus New Age mumbo-jumbo. Passive. Like rubbing a genie bottle.

Recently, I’ve wondered,...

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[Podcast] How to Uncover the Thesis of Your Nonfiction Book podcast post Dec 21, 2023

Every nonfiction book needs a thesis. Why?

A thesis directs your book's narrative. It's the backbone of your work, offering readers a clear roadmap and ensuring your content stays focused and...

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[Podcast] Which Form Should Your Content Take? podcast post Dec 21, 2023

Ready to expand your influence and reach your ideal audience?

Tune in to PPI's latest podcast episode with Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz as they dive deep into the best ways to package your...

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[Video] How a Minimalist Approach to Book Marketing Works video resource Dec 20, 2023

Writing an engaging book is only the first step in your literary journey. You've poured your knowledge, expertise, and passion into your work. Now it's time to ensure it reaches the right...

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[Podcast] Tips for Producing a Family History Documentary podcast post Dec 13, 2023

You want to capture your family history. That’s great! But where do you start?

Most people automatically think of a book. It’s the default. But a book has its limitations: difficulty...

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[Video] A Quick Guide on How to Use Amazon Ads video resource Dec 13, 2023

In today's digital age, writers have more opportunities than ever to promote their books. But, with countless books competing for readers' attention, effective promotion is key to successful...

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[Video] How to "Hook and Hold" Your Reader in Nonfiction video resource Dec 08, 2023

Keeping a reader's attention from the first chapter to the last is crucial to publishing a successful nonfiction book. But new writers struggle to engage their readers. They bog down their...

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[Video] How to Edit Your Manuscript After the First Draft video resource Nov 29, 2023

Many new writers believe their manuscript is ready for a publisher after writing the first draft. This isn't true.

Before you submit your manuscript for publication, it needs to be...

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