Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Writing Non-Fiction for Beginners
Real life has a lot to teach, significant,powerful,painful events. Fiction narrative inventions pale in comparison with even the most typical human conditions.Real life events are stronger than fiction, more frightening,more distinctive, and more awesome…- Cirilo Bautista A... Biography is a literary form about the sagas and Lifetime work, "waterloos" and succeses of a person usually famous; it is also historical in nature.The dilemna comes with researching firsthand & second hand information and how much of the truth should be written, worst case scenario; A Libel suit or be accused of defaming the subject.How to Start:Make a time Frame for the Project.Find a subject, start with famous figures in your community.Research.Identify your audience, start with the Pop culture category, research will be easy on the internet or public libraries nearest to you.scout for publishers ( specially the small press), writing grants, so you will know where to market your work when it is completed.research and learn about publishing, educate yourself on the dos and don'ts in the publishing industry again research in the internet or buy a guide book on writing and publishing.Read biographies so you may learn a thing or two from the experts, other writers usually inspire newbies and they can be a good source of information.If you are a high school or a college student,get information from your school editors or student writers.Find a good editor and mentor in your area, (even the most prolific writers needs an editor) to guide you.Don't be afraid to do your own style---originality is what publishers are after.Think out of the box.internalize, out line and start writi Biography is a literary form about the sagas and Lifetime work, "waterloos" and succeses of a person usually famous; it is also historical in nature.