Category Archives: Nonfiction Writing

nonfiction writings, mostly non-fiction books

Promoting Pterodactyls and the “Mormon Religion”

Did I promote the “Mormon Religion” by publishing my web page “Searching for Ropens and Finding God?” I would be delighted if a reader not yet a member of my church investigated the LDS faith after reading that page, yet … Continue reading

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LDS Nonfiction?

The Amazon page quotes the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God: Three Christians—one middle-aged LDS-Mormon high priest and two Protestant young earth creationists—explored Umboi Island in two separate expeditions in 2004, interviewing eyewitnesses of a glowing animal of … Continue reading

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How do you Quote Yourself?

Press releases are traditionally written as if unbiased news, not in first person (If thine “I” offends thee, pluck it out). I have found the following useful when writing a press release in which I need to quote myself. Write what … Continue reading

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The Quality or Mercy: is it Strained?

I’ve not read The Miracle of Father Kapaun; keep that in mind. I’ve read mostly from the Amazon “Look Inside” excerpts for this nonfiction biography of a war hero. Let’s examine the technical quality in one brief excerpt, remembering that the quality of ideas, the … Continue reading

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Live Pterosaurs in America, Third Edition

How do you promote the sales of the third edition of your nonfiction book? I’d like to know that. On Amazon, the first two editions of my cryptozoology book Live Pterosuars in America are still being purchased while the newly published (expanded, … Continue reading

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Peer Review

I just received a dog-eared nonfiction book from an associate, a man who has more field experience, in cryptozoology, than I have. I learned much, but not from the content of the book itself: I am the author. I learned from the hand-written … Continue reading

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Handing out Criticism

In nonfiction writing, how should we hand out criticism? When we find that a person is really in error, we must remember this is a real person, someone whose life in general may have only limited relevance to that error. Consider the alternative you have … Continue reading

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Live Pterosaurs?

Have you noticed the one strange category for posts on this blog? Why “Live Pterosaurs?” It’s just me . . . my specialty in writing two cryptozoology books: Searching for Ropens and Live Pterosaurs in America. I know many fantasies have been written about … Continue reading

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