“I think nonfiction is easier to write,” says Nicole Weaver, author of Not All Americans Are Racist. “Listen to your intuition, as this is where most good ideas come from. Be sure you read a ton of books on the genre that interest you. Attend conferences. Join a professional writers club. I have written fiction for children, but to me it is much more difficult. You have to adhere to certain word count and make sure the manuscript is tailored to a specific age group. I think I will continue to write many more nonfiction books because the ideas keep coming to me, and I can’t ignore them!”
“Writing is fun. I have learned the best way to get better at writing is for you to read a ton of books, and to write every day. As for ideas, I live life and the ideas come to me. I usually write the thoughts that come my way in the note section of my phone. I know it is a good idea, if the words flow easily from my mind. When I sit down to write a manuscript I can usually tell right away if I have enough to actually write an entire book, for instance, when I started writing Not All Americans Are Racist, I was able to write 1,500 words in one hour. The thoughts kept coming and I continued to write until I was done. The same is true for my next book. I have already written 10,000 words. I got the idea while driving to work and that night I sat down and wrote a couple chapters.”
About the book:
In Not All Americans Are Racist, Nicole Weaver recounts her experiences with racial discrimination and the non-racist white individuals who made it possible for her to attend and finish college. As an immigrant from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she is thankful for the opportunities America has offered her.
About the author:
Nicole weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009. Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing and has won numerous awards.
My Brother Is My Best Friend, published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2014, earned the 2014 Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval, and the 2014 Children’s Literary Classics Gold Award. The book also earned a bronze medal in 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.