A book to help you write your own? See what this reviewer said…

What a great review … should help you decide if my book is for you! Here it is, copied and pasted directly off their website warts and all.

Official Review: How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book” by Suzan St Maur.]

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4 out of 4 stars


Want to write a book, but don’t know where to start? How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book by Suzan St Maur is the perfect guide to help you write your first book. The book is split into 4 parts; part 1: before you start writing your book, part 2: how to plan then write your book. Part 3: how to get your book published, and part 4: how to promote and sell your book. It contains step-by-step instructions on how to make your book the best. The author is a professional writer who has written 37 nonfiction books.

I really liked the cover of this book. It immediately caught my attention, and it’s what made me want to read the book in the first place. The author provides step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. The book teaches you everything, from the point of creating your title, to publishing your book. The book has it all. I like the author’s writing style. It feels like the author is having a conversation with you. I also like the way the author structured the book. All the important tips are in bold, and there are lists in bullet point form. This makes it easier to read, and it’s easier to remember the information.

Talking about information, I like that the author doesn’t waffle, and instead, she gets straight to the point. The author included the perfect amount of information. It’s not too much that it becomes overwhelming. It’s just the right amount. Furthermore, I enjoyed the author’s humour throughout. It makes the book more fun to read.

There’s nothing that I disliked about the book. Everything was planned out great, and it was well written. At only 116 pages, it is a short book, and it can be read in one sitting. I like that the author provides her email so that readers can reach out to her if they have any problems. This is really nice because it shows she really cares about her readers.

Overall, I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because it was written very well. The title suggests that this book will teach us how to write a nonfiction book, and that is exactly what it does. I only found one mistake, so it is professionally edited. This is a perfect guide for writers or people who want to start writing a book. I highly recommend it.

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How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book
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Thinking of buying a book on how to write a book?

Here’s what the beta readers said about mine…

If you’re thinking about buying a book to guide you through the journey of devising, planning, writing and publishing a nonfiction book, I would recommend my new one.

Don’t just take my word for it…

“Love the narrative style, so live and speaks to me (I’ve often chosen to not read a book for the very reason of the narrative style not suiting me)… I very quickly get the impression you can actually help me get started. And I don’t have to gloss over terminology I don’t understand, as you’re explaining it. I feel I’m being guided to write ‘like me’ not what I think others want.”
V.L., counsellor and charity managerhow to write a brilliant nonfiction book“As someone with no experience of book authorship, I couldn’t have hoped for a more informative guide to the perils and pitfalls of writing and publishing – essential reading.
If you’re looking for someone to hold your hand through the process of writing a non-fiction book from start to finish, answer all your questions, and even ask you some searching ones, then look no further than this. [Read more…]

Are our storytelling tenses getting too tense? YOU decide!

Have you been reading a lot of books during coronavirus lockdown? I have – my particular favourite genre (not exactly intellectual but provides what I need as a light-hearted break…) crime and psychological crime fiction. Yum, yum.

The current fashion in high-anxiety fiction like this is to tell it in the present tense…presumably to increase the dramatic speed.

Fine for a film or TV synopsis. But a whole, 80,000 words or longer novel?

I suppose this should be OK with me, largely because I spent years working with film and TV synopses in which it’s customary to describe the main action in the present tense, using the past and other tenses to suggest action movements in the story other than what’s happening right now.

But do I have enough lung power to keep up with the breathless pace of present tense narrative in these best-selling contemporary fiction hits that fester within my Kindle? [Read more…]

Why you’ll never need me to help you write a book

It’s no longer a twinkle in my eye. No longer a metre-high pile of scribbled notes.
The sequel to my Amazon bestseller How To Write Winning Nonfiction … a complete new self-coaching book, not just an update.

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I must be out of my mind.

On Amazon pre-order soon:
The ultimate book on how to write a book.

36 published books’ worth of writing experience
35 years’ worth of marketing experience
To be published by BetterBooksMedia

With this book, you won’t need me.

Contains everything you need to make
your nonfiction book a successful reality.

Want to reserve your copy now?
Drop me a note on suze@suzanstmaur.com

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Here’s what the beta readers have to say about it

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What does a nonfiction book need to be successful?

Much as we authors like to think even our business or self-help books are the next best thing since How To Win Friends And Influence People, ego must be dumped and business acumen must prevail. Bottom line: with nonfiction books the question of whether or not to write one has to be a business decision.

It needs to be taken in the same way as a decision to introduce a new product or service. With nearly all nonfiction (and fiction too, up to a point) there is usually room for a good new book on the market, provided it’s likely to attract a substantial group of readers because:

**It’s about something entirely new and very interesting that no-one has written about before or
**It’s about something that’s not new, but to which you contribute something entirely new and very interesting

If readers can find all or most of your information on Google, don’t write a book about it.

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How to boost your nonfiction book with a PR campaign

Please welcome expert PR coach Laura Perkes of PR With Perkes – sharing her advice on the best ways to get publicity for a new nonfiction book. Over to Laura … 

Now that the hard work of writing the book is over it’s time for the fun to begin, to elevate your expertise and create a successful launch that will not only boost sales of your book but will inspire people to make the life-changing decisions to take them from stuck to unstuck.

As you know, words are incredibly powerful.

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