Nonfiction Writing: Liberating the Mind’s Eye

Posted on January 7, 2015 under Author Advice
A narrative perspective for nonfiction publishing

Nonfiction needs to be crafted in a literary sense. Appealing nonfiction employs techniques used by playwrights, fictional authors, and the like. Here lies the difference between showing and telling.

J.D. Salinger: Self-Manufactured Writing Acclaim

Posted on December 18, 2014 under Author Advice
J.D. Salinger - author of the published masterpiece The Catcher in the Rye

An unmatched ability to communicate pertinent beliefs, a bittersweet recluse, and a supreme intellect, are some of the very few characteristics of a person that everyone wanted to know so much about. However, Salinger was not born eremitic. His hermetic manner was induced, developing as a result of excessive publicity, and, more so due to parallels drawn between him and his cynical and rebellious character Holden Caulfield in his literary masterpiece Catcher in the Rye. This is not to say that Salinger was overwhelmed with the way he was perceived by others – Salinger’s actions were always carefully weighed, he never acted without conscious intent.

The Edible Sense: Trafford Publishing on Taste Relation

Posted on November 26, 2014 under Author Advice

The relationship humans have with food is passionate to say the least. Food is primal, you are what you eat – why not use the sense of taste to appeal to the reader?

Writing Rituals by Trafford Publishing

Posted on June 25, 2014 under Author Advice
Maya Angelou

There are many different types of preparation that authors will assume in order to make the most of their writing abilities. However for some authors, it is not just pre-writing preparation, but routines administered throughout the writing process as well.

Trafford Publishing presents Common English Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on March 27, 2014 under Author Advice
Trafford Publishing: correct your errors

There may be some of you who parallel yourselves with the likes of William Strunk Jr. when it comes to English grammar, but there’s a good chance you were unaware of at least one of the following…