Organization is key to writing successful nonfiction. With easy-to-understand organization, youâ€™ll lose the reader. Hereâ€™s how to choose a nonfiction structure.
Writing research takes time and energy. Fortunately, writers can develop new projects from unused material or even recycle what was used. Letâ€™s find out how!
Writing active nonfiction means getting creative and encouraging hands-on activities with kids. Could this genre be your ticket to publication? Letâ€™s find out.
In all that nonfiction does, itâ€™s important for writers to decide what they want readers to take away from their work. Letâ€™s explore nonfiction and The Big Idea
Unity in nonfiction means the writing is cohesive, coherent, and creates a meaningful whole. Letâ€™s explore how unity gives you a better shot at publication.
Narrative nonfiction tells a true story from history using storytelling techniques from fiction to tell a compelling story. Read on to see how it works!
You can learn how to write a book! Learning how to write a book begins here and your next step is a novel writing course at Institute of Childrenâ€™s Literature.
How often do we, as writers, try new things with our writing? Fall is the time to take advantage of new opportunities to learn new writing techniques.
Every year, book and magazine publishers buy back-to-school stories. Let’s talk about how to create projects that are unique and engaging to young readers.
Victoria Sherrow takes us through what readers are looking for in an effective endings in nonfiction and how we can give them what they want with style.
Revising to get within word count can be painful. Jan Fields shares revision techniques to make the process less painful and your writing stronger than ever.
The perfect ending is more than the point where you stop writing. It’s where everything you’ve written before pays off. Today, letâ€™s revise and stick the landing.
When writing for children, one of the toughest parts of any piece to write is the middle. Today we look at four revision tools to help you tackle the messy middle.
A big picture revision is to make sure your writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, engages the reader at the beginning, keeps the reader through the middle, and offers a satisfying ending.
A look at magazines published one, five, ten, and twenty or more years ago will reveal the same categories of nonfiction and many of the same topics. Why? Because they address universal needs and aim to help readers improve their lives.
Seasonal stories, seasonal poetry and even a bit of seasonal nonfiction can be counted upon to appear in magazines and on publishers’ book lists every year. Jan Fields shares how to make this perennial topics feel new.
Facebook Twitter We teach our students how to write and get published! View our Course Catalog > WRITING DIFFICULT TRUE STORIES One of the most compelling types of writing for many is telling true stories from the writer’s own life, in other words, writing a memoir. Memoir writing isn’t just for books targeting adults. Examples…
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