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SPS-232: Why You Should be Telling Stories in Non-Fiction – with Vicky Fraser


Vicky Fraser teaches business owners the importance of telling their story in book form. But facts are just the beginning. Vicky and James talk about the importance of drawing the reader in, no matter what kind of story you’re telling.

Show Notes

  • Building strong habits to support your writing
  • Why storytelling matters in non-fiction books
  • How a well told story helps people retain information
  • When you’re writing non-fiction, what story are you telling?
  • The emotional element of readers’ buying choices

Resources mentioned in this episode:

PATREON: Self Publishing Formula Show’s Patreon page

WRITING CHALLENGE: Vicky has set a writing challenge for SPS listeners. Click here to learn more and join in.

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SPS-227: Pro Writing Aid – The Personal Trainer for Authors – with Chris Banks


Chris Banks knows from personal experience how challenging it can be for an author to take their writing from good to great. He’s created ProWriting Aid to do just that; creating a tool that does much more than just correct your grammar.

Show Notes

  • Getting real time feedback on your writing with ProWriting Aid
  • The different types of reports ProWriting Aid offers
  • Making improvements to your book before you send it to an editor
  • Integrating with writing tools like Scrivener and Word
  • How AI is affecting how we read and write, and what the future might hold
  • The differences between ProWriting Aid and Grammarly

Resources mentioned in this episode:

PATREON: Self Publishing Formula Show’s Patreon page

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