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NEW WORKBOOK FOR NONFICTION WRITERS

Hello there.

I’m excited to announce my new workbook for nonfiction writers!


WHAT IS CREATIVE NONFICTION?
“A factual narrative presented in the form of a story so as to entertain the reader.” –Wikipedia

Have you ever read a historical book or a contemporary article that was simply full of facts but had you dozing off after the first few pages?

I created this workbook for writers who want to write a nonfiction book from a creative perspective and offer a factual story that doesn’t put their reader to sleep.

I hope it will help you as an author to write your fantastic book with confidence and have fun too. The workbook/planner is a download that you can print out and use for all your nonfiction writing.

Included in the workbook:

  • Ideal Reader Profile
  • Genre List
  • Crafting Your Premise
  • Crafting Your Summary
  • Chapter Ideas
  • Genres
  • 5 Inspirational Posters for your workspace
  • Character Profiles
  • Character Development
  • Setting Worksheets
  • Scene List Worksheets
  • Story Arc
  • Research Worksheets
  • Author Bio Worksheet
  • Checklist
  • Creating a Book Cover
  • Launching, Marketing & Promoting and more…

Not sure if your book idea fits the Creative Nonfiction genre? Here’s a list from the workbook. It may surprise you to see your story idea in there.

Nonfiction Genres that can be written creatively

  • Biography – a narrative of a person’s life as told to someone else or from research.
  • Autobiography – when the author is also the main subject, and the book spans many years.
  • Memoir – a true story focused on particular events—usually the author’s own stories.
  • Narrative nonfiction – factual information about a significant event presented in a format that tells a true story.
  • Personal essays — expressing a subjective opinion about a topic.
  • Literary journalism – personal diaries or career logs.
  • Self-help book  – informational to help readers solve personal problems and could lend to being written with a memoir aspect.
  • Textbook – a how-to book teaching a specific subject with personal experiences in creative form.

I have a series of workbooks in my White Rose Writers Etsy shop that help writers who want to write a nonfiction book–

The From-To Writing Method — which show how to use social media platforms you may already have to create your books using a quick and easy method. They include a writing schedule for writing a nonfiction book in just 10 hours or a novel in 30 days.

  • From Blog to Book
  • From Muse to Memoir
  • From Post to Published
  • From Pin to Print
  • From Tweet to Tutorial

And here’s a handy 15% OFF COUPON if anything in the shop interests you.

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment or message me at the shop.

Til next time, know you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

Lynne

WARAG ~ Audio Release

My first audio book!

I published WARAG a while ago on Kindle and today it was released as an audio book by KMP, a photography and audio website operated by my good friend, Ken Percy. This is my first audio book to be published and is the first in a series of fantasy novellas.

I asked Ken if he would do the voice-over for WARAG after listening to his messages as a pastor of a local Salvation Army church. The story reads well as a young adult book so I envisioned it being a good fit for bored younger teens during a laborious trip–although, I have good reviews from adults who are young-at-heart!

WARAG Audio is just $1.99CAD and Ken has published a free teaser chapter–sneaky, huh? Here’s the link to the audio book.

The Story of Warag

A Nord farmer’s son is embarking on his Rite of Passage alone in a place he’s never been before and which holds many dangers. As he battles forces on his journey through the treacherous passage, he becomes aware of a different kind of evil–an evil that threatens not only his own safety but also the safety of his town. Is he ready for the challenge?

Writing for Young Adults

This is also my first teen adventure and I’m a little older than that, so I did some researching into what it entails. This is the best site I found but if you’re interested in writing for this age group yourself, I’d suggest also taking a course.

https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-young-adult

The print version of WARAG will be available soon but you can download the Kindle version here for .99c CAD

Til next time, remember you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

Lynne

New Novel Cover Reveal

Here’s My New Novel Cover & Synopsis

Maddie wants nothing more than a quiet, peaceful life in her small Canadian town but her husband is getting bored with his early retirement and searches for a project that will pocket him a few extra dollars for a trip abroad. He accepts an invitation from a newcomer to the church who has been talking about an innovative business opportunity. When Maddie gets drawn into the marketing group, she begins to see things which shouldn’t be happening and fears she may be losing her mind, but others suspect it may be something much worse.”

Abundant Life by Lynne Collier, novel unboxed
Abundant Life novel unboxed by Lynne Collier

And here’s the third teaser for the draw —

Will he make all their dreams come true—or is he plunging them into a nightmare?

Til next time, know you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

~ Lynne

Book Teaser #2

Here’s the second teaser in the Countdown Launch of my new novel. Be sure to ‘like’ the post to enter the draw for a copy of the book. And head over to my Facebook page and ‘like’ that too for a second chance to win. The draw will be on Thursday, Oct 29th.

Can she get through to her husband—or will he be drawn away by a pretty face and a red sports car?

Red sports car

‘Til next time, remember you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

Lynne

First Book Teaser

Ok, I couldn’t wait until next week.

Here’s the first teaser. Be sure to like the post to enter the draw!

Is Maddie losing touch with reality—or is it everyone else?

Til next time–Remember you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

~ Lynne

Book Launch Giveaway

Watch for a Giveaway coming next week!

My new novel is ready for launching. I’m so excited.

It’s a contemporary suspense about lies and deception in a small town. I blogged about it last year in Book Bites as I was revising it from a previous NaNoWriMo challenge.

I’ll be posting teasers and gems as a Launch Countdown each day next week and doing a draw on the 29th.

2 winners will receive a signed copy of my new book.

Be sure to follow me on my Facebook Author Page for a chance to win!

And ‘like’ this blog for a second chance to win!

And remember you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

~ Lynne

Opening a box from Amazon