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by Blondie
February 12th, 2010, 11:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Re: Nonfiction

My third non-fiction book is about Community Branding -- How to market to ethnic, cultural and religious communities, both in US and around the world. You don't make any money writing books -- you can do better fetching fries at McDonald's. But non-fiction provides a credibility foundation for spea...
by Blondie
February 12th, 2010, 11:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Re: Nonfiction

Whether correct or not, my perception has been that publishers (at least for unpublished people like me) want to have the possibility of some kind of control - if they see something that is a good idea, well written, by someone with a platform, but that could use some different spin to be more mark...
by Blondie
February 12th, 2010, 11:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Re: Nonfiction

Mira - Thanks for the confidence! I guess we'll see what happens in time, huh?
I'll be curious to know how your research and proposals go.

And Linda's advice is great! Her email was as helpful as the posts. Thanks Linda!

-B
by Blondie
February 11th, 2010, 8:39 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192741

Re: Ask Nathan

Thanks Nathan!
by Blondie
February 11th, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192741

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, As I am working on my nonfiction book and proposal, I am wondering about platform. You have detailed the necessity of platform on multiple occasions, as well as the various forms it can take. Given that I have 16+ years in the subject on which I am writing, over 7 of which are professional, ...
by Blondie
February 11th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Re: Nonfiction

Linda, Thank you for the invite, on behalf of all of us. I don't think I will dig out of the east coast snow to visit Vegas, but I wish I could. The title of your first book made me laugh! Love the sardonic humor. Despite using personal experience to inform the material, I don't think mine counts as...
by Blondie
February 11th, 2010, 10:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Re: Nonfiction

Thanks Linda, I will definitely look into Larson's book! Nathan has a pretty good article on the lasagna-like nature of the proposal, as well. If you don't mind my asking, what sort of project have you been asking the agents about? Open Question: Why is it, do you think, that agents prefer the book ...
by Blondie
February 10th, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Re: Nonfiction

Mira, Yes, one of my concerns is the issue of having an agency put words in my pen, but that's not my hesitation. I'm fortunate enough to have a solid platform already, and am one of a very few people actually able to write this book. Or so I've been told. In fact, I've been asked to write this for ...
by Blondie
February 9th, 2010, 2:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11560

Nonfiction

Hi guys, Thought I'd start a thread to address some concerns for those of us who do the nonfiction thing. I've been researching some of the nonfiction-specific pages/companies/agents, and found a trend towards memoirs. How many people here are writing a nonfiction piece that is NOT a memoir? What is...