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15 Nonfiction Writing Prompts You Can Use to Start Writing Your Book Today Without Writer’s Block

books writing May 12, 2021

A list of 15 nonfiction writing prompts based on the Trivium Writing 4-goal framework that will provoke your thoughts and give you writing ideas. Learn how to write a book that shows who you are while teaching something worthwhile to your readers.


If you're looking for a way to start writing your nonfiction book, this article is for you. It can be hard to find the clarity to start writing, not to mention finding what to write about. Sometimes, we know we have a book inside of us, but we have no clue what the book is about. This is normal. The lessons we’ve learned, the skills we’ve mastered, the experiences we’ve had, and the events we’ve witnessed can get muddled.


These 15 nonfiction writing prompts will not only give you ideas of what to write about, but they will also give you experience as a nonfiction writer. These prompts use Trivium Writing’s 4-goal framework. This framework takes into account the different writing purposes, and it...

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How to Write a Book in Google Docs [2021]: Complete Guide With Pictures + Template | Trivium Writing

books writing Apr 29, 2021

A step-by-step guide with pictures on how to write an entire book using Google Docs. Learn the method to write your book in Google Docs without spending a dime! Trivium Writing is here to help get your wisdom out in a book.


If you want to access the free book template directly, click here.


There are many different ways to write a book: Some people start with pen and paper. Some use an old-fashioned typewriter, and others might even choose the handwritten method. In the 21st century, there is more than one writing software: you can use MS Word, Apple’s Pages, Scrivener, Ulysses… The options are endless!


Among all the book software options available, one is particularly practical for you: Google Docs. It’s free, and all you need is a computer with internet access. You can use Google Docs to write a book from start to finish, after which you’ll be ready to publish your work.


This blog post goes over the steps you will need to...

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The Architecture of Writing: A Micro Perspective to Write Your Book Effectively

books writing Feb 07, 2021

How to Write Your Book Easily & Effectively With Clear, Effective Sentences.

English is arguably the most straightforward language in the world. If you're writing or want to write a book in English, this is good news. However, to complete your project quickly and effectively, you need to understand the architecture of writing. For native and non-native English speakers alike, one of the biggest challenges is understanding sentence structure, namely, how to order words and phrases inside sentences. Without this understanding, you are bound to struggle, get stuck, and make mistakes. 


English is a mostly analytic language, which means it conveys most of its meaning through word order. This is why sentence structure is so important. Not only does sentence structure help people understand what is happening in a sentence, but it also helps them to understand the importance of every part of it.


For example, the sentence...

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How Alelia Thompson Got Over Her Fears About Writing a Book With the Stoic Writing Method

case studies Dec 17, 2020

Alelia Thompson was able to get over fears surrounding book writing and 10X her writing skills

By Alelia Thompson


As a kid, my favorite hobby was reading and creative writing. While other kids were off playing with toys, I found myself engrossed in a book or busy putting together a poem. However, by the time I got to the 9th grade in high school, reading and writing had become less fun because I was being funneled in that direction by my teachers. 


Common sense at the time was that individuals who focused on the Arts and Humanities were not compensated as well as their peers in the social sciences. I didn’t want to commit to a life path that wouldn’t compensate me well. Because of this belief, even though I did great at writing, I always found a way to put up resistance to learning and mastering the art of writing whenever anyone would encourage me in that direction.


Writing a Book to Share My Journey of Growth


Over the past 18 months,...

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Learning to Learn, Unlearn, & Relearn: A Mid-Journey Case Study with Rose Carmen Sustiguer

Rose Carmen Sustiguer is a life coach, trainer, and entrepreneur based in the Manila metro area, in the Philippines. Through her business, Passion2Purpose, she helps organizations strengthen their communication and team synergy through transformative and experiential coaching programs. Rose is a certified member of the John Maxwell Team and is currently completing a MA in Communication at Ateneo de Manila University, one of the leading academic institutions in the Philippines.


Before we started working together, Rose had been experiencing difficulties writing her master’s thesis on the effect of COVID-19 on Christian missions and their use of virtual communication. Despite years of studying and using English as a second language, Rose found herself stuck writing her thesis. She didn’t have strong enough foundations to complete such a significant project. She frequently experienced writer’s block, didn’t feel confident with her academic writing skills,...

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Finding the Confidence to Become an Author & Entrepreneur: A Mid-Journey Case Study with Angela Reid


Angela Reid is a qualified chef and a digital marketing expert based in Canterbury, New-Zealand. During her career, she’s worked in restaurants, hotels, and franchise food businesses across New-Zealand and the United Kingdom. She is also trained as a digital marketer and works at ClickFunnels, a leading U.S.-based direct response marketing company. Her whole life, Angela has been passionate about the food industry. She is currently building her business creating content for artisan food businesses.


Before we started working together, Angela had always liked writing. She wanted to build a meaningful business using her digital marketing expertise to help food artisan businesses. Early in her life, however, a few terrible English teachers made her experience writing unpleasant. As she pursued a career in the food industry, Angela never thought much of writing as a professional vocation.


Following her career as a chef, Angela learned various digital marketing skills....

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Taking Ultimate Ownership of Long-Owned Wisdom: A Mid-Journey Case Study with Dr. David Diehl

Dr. David Diehl has been involved with people development for nearly 45 years. He has extensively studied and researched human behavior and learning, and has delivered inspiration, motivation, education, and meaningful insight to a variety of audiences. He makes every one-on-one coaching session relevant, and every event a memorable experience. He does this by placing a large emphasis on delivering active and engaging, actionable content.


When we started working together, Dr. Diehl had recently retired from the Houston Community College, where he worked in various academic and executive roles for close to 15 years. He was also growing his professional coaching business, which he had launched to stay involved in people development. Despite a lifetime of successes as well as numerous academic and professional achievements, Dr. Diehl couldn’t bring himself to write the book he had long wanted to. He wished to write a book that encapsulates the experience, knowledge, and...

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When to Write a Book: 7 Screaming Signs You’re Ready to Write a Book and Publish It

books expertise writing Jul 31, 2020

How to Know When the Timing is Right for You to Write a Book

So you've had a book inside of you for years, if not decades. You want to share your message, ideas, or expertise in a book that'll change people's lives. But you don't know if the timing is right.

Like any other investment, the sooner you write and publish a book the better. But you need to be at a certain place in your life and career to make the best out of the project. Although anybody can write a book on what they know, not everybody should.

Here are seven screaming signs that you're ready to write and publish a book:

1. You're still in the season of learning but you want to teach too.

You’ve spent years developing your expertise and, even though you’ve become extremely knowledgeable in your field, you feel you still have so much to learn.

You shouldn't write a book unless you have genuine expertise and can help your audience. That said, you should also feel hungry to...

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