Writing a book: nonfiction writer or novelist?

You want to write a book. Good for you! Writing a book is fun, and it can be a very profitable enterprise, which earns you royalty checks every six months for years to come.

However, before you start tapping your keyboard, you’re wondering WHAT you should write? Nonfiction or novels – that is, truth, or lies?

It’s completely up to you.

Generally speaking, nonfiction sells better, and is easier to write, because most people know a lot about something, or are interested enough in something that they can research it and write a book about it.

But if you want to write novels, you’re in good company.

In 2006, over 79,000 people took part in NaNoWriMo, the novel writing marathon, and sixteen NaNoWriMo novelists have had their NaNo-novels published, including Sarah Gruen, author of New York Times #1 Best Seller, Water for Elephants.

So to repeat: whether you write nonfiction or fiction is up to you – and you can write both, if that’s your choice, as it is for many writers.

Writing Freelance Star: Write a Book helps you to write both nonfiction and novels. Write your way to riches today.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.