A great entry point for all prose writing—fiction or nonfiction.

Since all writers, and writing projects, are different, every program is customized. Whether you’re trying to find your voice as a writer, draft a book proposal, receive specific feedback, or publish, Creative Nonfiction can create a program that’s right for you.

A great entry point for all prose writing—fiction or nonfiction.

Take a page from your favorite fiction writer and adopt these five nonfiction writing tips.
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Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program

Educational, technical or marketing directed writing is essentially different from creative fiction. In the educational or non-fiction writing the focus is generally or often educational. Content must be accurate, exact and must be clearly understood by the reader. The writing style that most effectively accomplishes this involves, imo, clarity, some degree of repetition and presentation of concepts from varied perspectives(enhances understanding of concepts). This allows the reader to grasp and retain the how and why of the goal-directed content.

Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program

Hi Ronnie,
How strange! This little piece on writing creative non-fiction is so pertinent to the minefields of all sorts of potential pitfalls that I had to avoid while writing a book and yet it missed me only by days after I sent the manuscript to the publishers. Although I hold a doctorate degree in law, this little piece from someone practically involved in the industry gives me enormous relief that I must have done the right thing.

Push past obstacles to write like your pen is on fire—fiction or nonfiction.
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You may not have considered writing nonfiction professionally, especially if your career goal has always been "novelist." But nonfiction writing has a lot to offer, including both satisfaction and opportunities to earn a living. Here are some points to consider...
The human thirst for more up-to-date information is constantly growing, which means the need for good nonfiction writers is equally huge. If you are looking for ways to earn a living as a professional writer, it would be a mistake to overlook the market for nonfiction.
To take an obvious example: the Internet today consists of over 47 billion pages. The vast majority of websites offer information -- nonfiction, in other words. It takes writers to put that information in a format that meets the public's need for palatable facts, analysis, and ideas.
But it cannot be denied that writing nonfiction is easier than writing fiction. Fiction writers need a highly developed imagination in order to create imaginary worlds that feel authentic, populate them with imaginary people as complex as real ones, and invent chains of events that will determine those people's destiny.

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A version of this article appears in print on October 8, 2014, on Page A1 of the with the headline: To Lure Young Readers, Nonfiction Writers Sanitize and Simplify.