Sunday, September 27, 2009

Non-Fiction -- I ain't lying (Part 3)

Hello, folks. I'm happy to be here. The world is a wonderful, weird place, full of surprises. I'm going to close up my series on non-fiction by sharing just a bit about how to generate great non-fiction books.

First, I'm trying to convey something that is fascinating. A great non-fiction title has a "whoa, I didn't know that" slant. Keep the text simple and let the story speak for itself. Next, every non-fiction book really needs a beginning, middle, and end. The story also needs to touch it's audience on an emotional level, it needs to be relevant to the whole world, and also should fulfill the reader's need to finish "once upon a time."

Last, I'm looking for a new angle. I think that great non-fiction just turns the way you see the world upside down, a new slant, shedding light on what was hidden in the darkness. A great non-fiction book will shake your conventional belief system, and it will make you want to go find another book about the subject.

Last of all. Remember, you must be fearless. Be willing to chase after what may seem impossible. I hope something here helps you move forward with the great non-fiction idea in the back of your head.

This week's doodle is from one of J2, and, yes, I love it. It's called "Two Pears". :)

Remember: ©Molly Blaisdell, all rights reserved. If you want to use my cool doodles, ask permission first. It is so wrong to take people's doodles without permission!

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs


Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, and I posted a little shout out to you on mine, about the quote you posted. I really needed to read those words. Thank you!

MollyMom103 said...

Hey Cinde!Thanks for the shout out. I'm glad the words hit home.
:) Molly