7 Once Upon a List
Lists are an important element of nonfiction books. While in fiction, the combination of dialogue and narrative both vary the pace and break up the monotony of large blocks of type, this kind of interruption is much more important in non-fiction, where you don’t have the excitement and drama of a story to carry you through.
The best listicles either serve as springboards for more detailed information or make the reader think. I’ll describe how to do this.
Listicles can be used in both books and articles.
- Why should you use lists in your books and articles?
- How to format different styles of lists
- What is a listicle?
- How to avoid writing a “lazy” listicle
- How to use a listicle as a starting point for more detailed information
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