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    knowledge without power - What forum to post under

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by D.R. James, Nov 23, 2008.

    I am writing a self-help/inspirational book; I want to search through threads to get some insight for it.
    I need to know which syndicate to look under: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, etc. I know it's not novel but there are many other options. I don't want to be posting under the wrong thread and get misleading advice.

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    Are you asking about what category it would fall under or where it would be posted in the review room for reviews? I think self-help is usually syndicated as non-fiction. Here on the boards it would probably go under non-fiction too.
     
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    Yeah self-help is not fiction. You're not inventing any characters or stories or anything like that, and everything in it is true. Non-fiction is writing that is, at least as far as the writer is concerned, true.
     
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    'syndicated'?... is there some modernday use for this word that i've missed seeing, other than 'publish simultaneously in a number of publications' or 'sell shares in'?

    but yes, dr, the proper place on the forum for questions about your work is 'non-fiction'... a self-help book couldn't fit any other category...
     
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    Thank you

    Syndicate: group of people: a group of people who combine to carry out a business, enterprise, or some other common purpose
    Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    I apologize if used it in the wrong text. I assumed it meant people here at the forum, non-fiction, are here to assist others with concerns and questions.

    Thank you everyone I appreciate your answers and now will be looking and posting under non-fiction.

    Thanks,
    D.R. James
     

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