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These resources discuss some terms and techniques that are useful to the beginning and intermediate creative nonfiction writer, and to instructors who are teaching creative nonfiction at these levels.
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What is Creative non fiction and how does one write it?
There's a two-word phrase I've been using a lot in recent years. The words have a pretty profound meaning behind them -- and they have everything to do with achieving creative success and fulfillment.
But I've discovered a surprising thing about them: These words are often misunderstood by many people, especially writers and authors.
Here they are: "serve others."
Robin Good: ZinePal is a free online service which allows you to build an electronic book or magazine, by utilizing the content of any web site, RSS feed, or specific web page.You set the layout format, fonts, sizes and number of stories to include and ZinePal outputs a professionally-looking ebook / magazine in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats.Here is how it works:
1) Start on the Create Yours page by entering the address of a web page, blog or feed that you want to include in your eBook.
2) If you enter the address of a single web page, then Zinepal adds the page to your eBook. If you enter a blog or feed, then Zinepal displays a list of stories. In this case you can select with the checkbox available next to each story, the ones that you want to add to your eBook.
3) When you are done, click the "Preview Your eBook" button at the top of the page and see what your publication will look like when completed.
4) Once editing is completed, click on "Finalize eBook" to create your eBook in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats.
5) If you want to edit the contents or change the formatting of your eBook, then click on "Customize eBook".
More info: http://www.zinepal.com/
Source for Image How-To Books These are the staples of the non-fiction market. Publishers always welcome fresh ideas and good writers with new takes on a subject. How-to books must present a new...
Today, I've started to work on my third book.
This may come as a surprise, but I don’t know who actually coined the term creative nonfiction.
Robin Good: PressBooks is a new book publishing platform, built on WordPress, that makes it easy to collaborate with an editorial team, and to generate clean, well-formatted books in multiple outputs: .epub, Kindle, print-ready PDF, InDesign-ready XML, and of course HTML.
"PressBooks is a digital-first book publishing tool built on WordPress that integrates a set of rules for encoding, transporting and storing documents in machine-readable formats, with emphasis on simplicity, usability and accessibility, particularly over the Internet.
PressBooks also makes a web version of all books — which can be private (for production only), or public (free or behind a paywall).
PressBooks, a Montreal-based start-up, is the brainchild of Hugh McGuire, a writer and web-developer and a co-founder of Book Oven, a cloud-based publishing tool that allows people to collaborate in writing, editing and proofreading a book, all through online tools.
He’s also the founder of LibriVox.org, an all-volunteer project whose aim is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.
It was once hailed as “perhaps the most interesting collaborative cultural project this side of Wikipedia.”
* Authors and Very Small Publishers can use PressBooks for free – we make great ebooks and typeset print books.
* Big and Small Publishers can use PressBooks as a lightweight, but extremely powerful (XML) workflow tool to output ebooks and typeset print books, for free.
The first book published using the PressBooks platform is Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, published by O’Reilly Media.
"Along with O’Reilly Media, another big-name player seems sold on the project. Harvard Business Review Press has produced and published an ebook using PressBooks."
Read more about it: http://caribbeanbookblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/pressbooks-a-new-publishing-tool-built-on-wordpress/ ;
See a demo slideshow: http://www.slideshare.net/mackinaw/pressbooks-demo-deck ;
Find out more here: http://pressbooks.com/ ;
From the article intro: "Inspiration hits. The light bulb goes on. You’ve got a passion, and you pursue it.
You see a need, and you fill it. There’s a question, and you answer it. You have a purpose, and you fulfill it.
These are all great reasons to begin writing a nonfiction book. And most writers, when struck by a good idea and the desire to write, simply begin writing.
However, an even better reason exists to take a bit of time before you beginning writing to evaluate your idea—at least if you want your book to be successful.
Evaluate? I can hear you groaning. No one wants to evaluate anything, especially that book idea you are so psyched about.
If you simply want to write the book of your heart and you don’t care how many copies you sell, great. Go for it.
If you want to write a successful book, meaning one that sells to lots of readers or to a traditional publisher and to lots of readers, however, it behooves you to take the time to consider if your idea is a good one by industry standards.
To do this, I suggest you discover nine things about your book idea. Once you have this information, you’ll know if your book has a chance of success."
Useful for beginners. 7/10
Full article: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/06/05/write-a-non-fiction-book/ ;
Very good advice before you attempt to step off into the precipice of the ebook publishing world.
How many authors have spent months and months on a book--only to find out it doesn't sell because people don't care? Too numerous to mention. Get the facts, analyze and then begin your writing.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***
Link to the full article: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/06/05/write-a-non-fiction-book/