What’s the secret to writing nonfiction that sells? How long does it take compared to fiction? While nonfiction is not their usual subject, this week our hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia tap into their personal experiences to discuss this oft overlooked section of publishing and discuss some of the pros and cons.
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20 thoughts on “WriterDojo S3 Ep5: Nonfiction”
I own three copies of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and I never thought about how much money that thing had to be making until Larry mentioned it as a perennial best-seller.
Teaching my son about numbers, fruits, days of the week, and that sometimes things have holes in them.
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Mr. Carle’s best-known book, has sold more than 55 million copies around the world since it was first published in 1969, its mere 224 words translated into more than 70 languages.”
Damn it, Larry. I have been so happy not being on Facebook for the past…6 years? Now you’re actually making me want to jump on with this Writer Dojo group.
GET BEHIND ME, SATAN!
Yeah, I’d been hoping that there might be something started up for writerdojo folks to do as a community that wasn’t based on FB, Twitter or other “Privacy is Evil” networks.
I don’t do FB, either, so net loss from my POV as well. FB is probably just far easier and will pull in a lot more folks who don’t hate it with the burning passion of a thousand suns.
The reason Willy Sutton robbed banks was because “that’s where the money is.” The reason we’re on the book of Faces is because that’s where the people are. Doesn’t lessen our hatred for the place. Just being pragmatic. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Oh, I totally get it. It makes logical sense. After all, that’s Facebook’s main draw: it’s simple to get various types of group engagement because everyone is already there, unless you get banned *COUGH*larry*Cough*
If/when I ever actually get from “piles of rejects” to “published author” I may even re-activate social media. Until then, a pox on social media’s house.
But I admit that I still wish I could participate.
Yeah, sorry, I wish it did but my moral purity doesn’t pay the bills.
Oh, I understand. As I said, if Facebook one day can help me pay the bills, I’ll hop back on myself.
Completely understandable – especially as Larry’s gone over the why’s and wherefores several times. The point is to get paid. Sometimes holding the nose is needed.
Do appreciate your occasional cross-posts of stuff from the Den of Ineptitude over there to here for those of us who don’t venture into FB-land, Jack.
Fuck, I know I’ve been off for years now and I’m like “well I could use my wife’s account but then everyone will think I’m her no matter how many times I explain it” maybe I’ll be like the first trans Facebook user to join the group.
I think we already have a couple of trans members there 😉
What’s the name of your Facebook group?
So on an off topic, you all know of any good survey histories of accounting scandals/crimes?
Doing research for a story idea, that probably involves the big bad running a rather corrupt vice operation, and it occurred to me, here be two accountants who know what make awesome stories.
Why not ask them?
If you insist on enabling the evil of FB you can ALSO post your info on the PARALLEL sites that have been set up, Rumble, TruthSocial, Telegram, etc etc.
I deleted my FB page after the Nov steal and will never return.
I dutifully post each episode of the show on Rumble every week for both of the viewers there 😀
Hey, now, I think WriterDojo on Rumble is up to 16 viewers! 😀
Yeah. If by “insisting on enabling evil” you mean that like most creatives I’m stuck using the social media site that I make much of my income off of, as opposed to the alternate ones that I make no money from, sure, run with that.
If you wonder if a loyal following can make you money off posting outside FB, John Rich proved that’s a yes. He self-published a song and only promoted it on Truth Social and Rumble. The song hit #1 on iTunes and has stayed there at least 2 weeks!
Organize elsewhere and people will follow.
Oh, so it happened to one guy, who is in an entirely different business than I am, once. Okay then. Based on that guarantee (despite having tried that before and it failing) I should totally take financial risks and run my business according to your conscience. Thanks.