Posted on August 13, 2010 by Jennifer Pointer


We're all about online writing this week, and have covered the art of writing, citizen journalism, poetry, and fiction. Let's finish up by discussing nonfiction.  The Freelance Sprout has a general list of the most common types of nonfiction writing:


  • Feature
  • Analysis
  • How-to
  • Investigation
  • Inspirational
  • Interview
  • Memoir
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • List



Blogging is a good venue for nonfiction writing, because of its flexibility, and access to promotion through the search engines and social networks.  If you are writing within your area of expertise, starting your own niche blog or website to showcase your talent might be a very good option. 


If you are interested in writing more general "how-to" articles or posts, site like eHow,  WikiHow, or How Stuff Works might be good places to share your knowledge.


If you're a road warrior, and like to write about your travels, consider travel writing. We covered citizen journalism earlier this week, but another avenue to explore related to journalism is news analysis and/or punditry.  If you are a photographer, your photography skills can also be put to use in any of these venues.


Well, folks, that about wraps it up for the week.  I'd love to hear what other ideas you, as our readers, have for posting and publishing your writing online.  Feel free to comment below or e-mail me.  Have a wonderful weekend!



Jennifer Pointer


Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.

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