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Unlock Your Inner Guru: A Personal Guide to Impactful Prescriptive Non-Fiction

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Hello, friends! Today's blog entry might not be for everyone, but I always find it fascinating to explore the questions I get asked the most, whether I'm speaking at events, blogging, or even podcasting. One question that frequently comes up is about authoring prescriptive non-fiction. Let's dive into this genre and discover what makes it so compelling for me and how you can embark on your own journey to share your unique knowledge with the world.


What is Prescriptive Non-Fiction?

Prescriptive non-fiction is a genre of books that delve into a specific topic, offering solutions, scenarios, and a call to action for readers. These works aim to inspire change or improvement, providing practical guidance on various subjects, ranging from personal development to DIY projects.

Why Prescriptive Non-Fiction Captivates Me

For me, prescriptive non-fiction is where my heart and brain truly come alive. I find myself constantly obsessing over the way things are, asking "why" and exploring if there's a way to make things different or better. This genre allows me to combine my curiosity and problem-solving skills with my passion for helping others, it's about providing actionable steps to create real change.

Embarking on Your Own Prescriptive Non-Fiction Journey

Do you know what's truly amazing? Each of us is a guru in our own right, just waiting to share our unique expertise and passion with the world. So, let's tap into that inner well of wisdom and experiences that make us who we are. It's time to embrace our inner expert and generously share our hard-earned insights with others, inspiring and guiding them on their journey. Because, darling, we're all gurus in our own fabulous way, and it's high time we let our lights shine!

  1. Identify your area of expertise: Reflect on the advice you often give or the topics you enjoy discussing at social gatherings. Pinpoint the subject you're most enthusiastic about, and you've found the foundation for your PNF content.

  2. Embrace your unique perspective: Everyone has a special knowledge base or unique perspective. Embrace yours and use it as a starting point for your PNF writing. Your personal experience and insights can make your content more relatable and engaging.

  3. Structure your PNF content: Research, distill, and present your information in a way that makes it easy for readers to understand and apply your advice.

  4. Create an easy takeaway formula: Craft your PNF content so readers can easily grasp and apply the advice you're offering, providing them with a straightforward formula they can follow to achieve their desired outcomes.


So, there you have it! That's a brief glimpse into my fascination with prescriptive non-fiction and why it has become such an essential part of my life as an author, speaker, and podcaster. I hope this insight encourages you to explore this genre further or perhaps even inspires you to pursue your own passion for writing and sharing your knowledge with the world.

Remember, friends, the key to making an impact with your prescriptive non-fiction lies in honing your passion, owning your expertise, and generously sharing your unique view. By embracing these elements and infusing your writing with authenticity and warmth, you'll create a lasting connection with your audience and make a real difference in their lives. So, go forth and share your wisdom with the world!

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