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Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Nonfiction Book

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Rated 1 point - posted 10 years ago by laneave in category Books.
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Who is my target audience? Report Abuse
There's no point in writing a book if it doesn't have readers.
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What is my book about? Report Abuse
You have to also have a subject to have a successful book.
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What makes me qualified to write about this subject? Report Abuse
Your readers need evidence that you're trustworthy, and publishers are looking for authors with platforms.
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What do I want readers to feel or understand when they've finished? Report Abuse
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Is my point focused? Report Abuse
Many nonfiction writers try to tackle too big of a point.
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Have I researched my topic? Report Abuse
You can't effectively add to the cannon without knowing what the conversation is about.
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Will I write in first, second, or third person? Report Abuse
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What tone will I take? Report Abuse
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What are the standards within my genre? Report Abuse
This will help you know the conventions to follow.
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How will I organize my thoughts? Report Abuse
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Do I have any imagery? Report Abuse
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What I made my points logically? Report Abuse
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Have I left anything out? Report Abuse
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Have I rambled? Report Abuse
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Is my writing personable? Report Abuse
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Have I written something useful to others? Report Abuse
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Is my writing professional? Report Abuse
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Have I used outside sources when necessary? Report Abuse
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Have I correctly cited or referenced anything that is not my own? Report Abuse
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When will my writing be published? Report Abuse
This may change your content if, for instance, you're writing about current events put your book won't be out for a year.
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