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Old 03-12-2018, 06:27 AM
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Ok, I had decided that the best area to write for profit was the "non-fiction" area. However, it does not come as naturally for me as fiction does. I thought to make-up this shortcoming through free-writing non-fiction everyday.

So this begs the question of course: Does free-writing exist for non-fiction. Ok, where are any existing resources for it. I conducted a google search and the only thing I came up with so far was Writing Prompts for Fiction and Non-Fiction

This helps of course however I'd like to go to the horses barn and find out myself if there are other more interesting sources, strategies, tips, e.t.c for non-fiction freewriting.

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Old 03-12-2018, 01:59 PM
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Would you repeat the question, please?
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What's there to think about? All I write is non-fiction, and that's how it all starts: by putting it all down exactly as I remember it, without worrying about punctuation, or sentence structure, or even about whether it makes sense.

Then I go back through and change what looks wrong (or sounds wrong), and after doing that twenty or thirty times I post it here, read all the comments, incorporate what looks right, and voila! I have a story it's taken me two (or three) years to get into print.

But you can do better than that, without "sources, strategies, (and) tips."

Just write.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:48 AM
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hmm. thanks for the reply Prodigal. I suppose the specific thing I was looking for was free-writing resources for non-fiction. (e.g. more writing prompts)
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:26 AM
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you can free write anywhere .the world is a crayon box here. i am with n.p. on that. you free writing now
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You're right about non-fiction; that's where the money is. I seldom write it, but when I do, it's a much different process for me and involves more note-taking and structure. I'd start off with a thesis and then see if I can find evidence to support it. I wouldn't do much free-writing. But in my last story, I was about to give birth to an alien. In other words, I don't know what I'm talking about.
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If you're writing for money, forget about it. Sucking dick is easier and way faster. Writing is art, not a fucking whores market

If you're a girl I apologize. I don't wanna seem,misogynistic. But writing is art fuck money. I can make 200 in a day if I need. But when I write I fucking bleed
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If you're writing for money, forget about it. Sucking dick is easier and way faster. Writing is art, not a fucking whores market

If you're a girl I apologize. I don't wanna seem,misogynistic. But writing is art fuck money. I can make 200 in a day if I need. But when I write I fucking bleed
You can make money sucking dick? You must be really good. Every BJ I've ever had has been free, but sloppy and--damn it, you have to cover the teeth. So, I guess what you get what you pay for.
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If youíre a dude.



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You're right about non-fiction; that's where the money is. I seldom write it, but when I do, it's a much different process for me and involves more note-taking and structure. I'd start off with a thesis and then see if I can find evidence to support it. I wouldn't do much free-writing. But in my last story, I was about to give birth to an alien. In other words, I don't know what I'm talking about.

Have you ever been paid for anything you wrote?
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Have you ever been paid for anything you wrote?
Yes. A medical software company was my biggest paying gig. They hired me to write all their reference materials and user manuals. An inventory management company hired me to write something similar.

Back in the day when people read newspapers, actual physical newspapers that left ink on your fingers, a local newspaper would use me to cover certain events. The editors trusted me to cover government and politics in a neutral tone. My biggest story was when I covered a visit from Presidential candidate Bob Dole. The Secret Service insisted that I sit in the press pool and not out in the crowd (you don't want to argue with those people). I sat between the CNN news team and the Fox news team with my 35mm camera and stenographer's pad. What struck me the most was that they already had their stories written before Dole arrived, but I digress. They paid me $50.

As writers, I think many of us have a desire to write the great American (or insert any other nationality) novel, but I don't think your average reader wants to read it. Most of the books we buy are to help us solve a problem or to tell us how to do something. How to balance your stock portfolio, how to learn a new language, how to use machine learning to improve your company's efficiency, etc. It's fair to say that I haven't made a dime off fiction, unless you count a poem that earned me $20 and I self-published a chintzy novel that raked in rip-roaring royalties of $42.

Writing for bang, be it money or notoriety is of little importance to me these days. It's mostly an exercise in creativity for me and sometimes an exercise in reflection.
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Yes. A medical software company was my biggest paying gig. They hired me to write all their reference materials and user manuals. An inventory management company hired me to write something similar.

Back in the day when people read newspapers, actual physical newspapers that left ink on your fingers, a local newspaper would use me to cover certain events. The editors trusted me to cover government and politics in a neutral tone. My biggest story was when I covered a visit from Presidential candidate Bob Dole. The Secret Service insisted that I sit in the press pool and not out in the crowd (you don't want to argue with those people). I sat between the CNN news team and the Fox news team with my 35mm camera and stenographer's pad. What struck me the most was that they already had their stories written before Dole arrived, but I digress. They paid me $50.

As writers, I think many of us have a desire to write the great American (or insert any other nationality) novel, but I don't think your average reader wants to read it. Most of the books we buy are to help us solve a problem or to tell us how to do something. How to balance your stock portfolio, how to learn a new language, how to use machine learning to improve your company's efficiency, etc. It's fair to say that I haven't made a dime off fiction, unless you count a poem that earned me $20 and I self-published a chintzy novel that raked in rip-roaring royalties of $42.

Writing for bang, be it money or notoriety is of little importance to me these days. It's mostly an exercise in creativity for me and sometimes an exercise in reflection.


Yeah, the great American novel is like the smash of the Beatles. Time and place. Iíd like to write that book (maybe Iíll get lucky), but I probably wonít.

Whatever else it is, writing is a fantastic hobby that I canít stop doing.


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Originally Posted by spshane View Post
Yes. A medical software company was my biggest paying gig. They hired me to write all their reference materials and user manuals. An inventory management company hired me to write something similar.

Back in the day when people read newspapers, actual physical newspapers that left ink on your fingers, a local newspaper would use me to cover certain events. The editors trusted me to cover government and politics in a neutral tone. My biggest story was when I covered a visit from Presidential candidate Bob Dole. The Secret Service insisted that I sit in the press pool and not out in the crowd (you don't want to argue with those people). I sat between the CNN news team and the Fox news team with my 35mm camera and stenographer's pad. What struck me the most was that they already had their stories written before Dole arrived, but I digress. They paid me $50.

As writers, I think many of us have a desire to write the great American (or insert any other nationality) novel, but I don't think your average reader wants to read it. Most of the books we buy are to help us solve a problem or to tell us how to do something. How to balance your stock portfolio, how to learn a new language, how to use machine learning to improve your company's efficiency, etc. It's fair to say that I haven't made a dime off fiction, unless you count a poem that earned me $20 and I self-published a chintzy novel that raked in rip-roaring royalties of $42.

Writing for bang, be it money or notoriety is of little importance to me these days. It's mostly an exercise in creativity for me and sometimes an exercise in reflection.
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writing is a fantastic hobby that I canít stop doing.

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Why would anyone ever stop writing?
That would be just silly.
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Why would anyone ever stop writing?
That would be just silly.
They gotta type some time
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Calm down, dude -- it's not the end of the world.
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