Structure is often the number one thing that trips up first-time authors. Learn about the different categories of nonfiction books and some of the most effective ways to structure them. Here’s the good news! You don’t have to reinvent the wheel!

In this week’s episode of So You Want to Write a Book, we’re talking structure. A word that makes many a writer’s skin crawl. Why does structure trip up so many new authors? Does it have to be so hard? Learn some basics about structure and some shortcuts to make your process easier.

This mini-show is for aspiring authors and readers, and for everyone who cares about being a good literary citizen.

My goal is to break down the complex process of becoming an author so that you can finally write the book that’s been nagging or tugging at your heart. Even if you never plan to write a book, I’ll share tips that will help you become a more informed reader or a more effective writer in your work life.

So take out your pen and notebook (okay, your phone or laptop!) and let’s get started!

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