How to write, Part 2: Non-fiction — Dustedoff

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A couple of weeks back, I wrote a post on how to write better: some basic tips on grammar, on punctuation, on dos and don’ts that help create a more polished manuscript. It drew a lot of attention, and several people, those who’re good writers themselves, as well as those who aspire to write, commented on it. So, here goes (you gave me an inch, I’m taking an ell): some more tips, this time on writing non-fiction, though some of these can also apply to fiction.

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Understand your target audience. This is what I had in mind when I wrote the previous sentence, about some of these tips applying to fiction, or other forms of writing, as well. Ask yourself some basic questions: whom are you writing for? Who are the people most likely to read your book? What ages will they be? What will be…

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