Stevie Cameron--award-winning journalist and the best-selling author of On the Take, The Last Amigo, and The Pickton File--joined the Humber School for Writers for its July 2002 Workshop in Creative Writing, where she offered key tips for writing non-fiction:
- Write simply and avoid passive voice. As editor Jan Walter told Cameron, "don't ornament your prose."
- Pay special attention to how your work is organized. "Organize it, organize it, organize it. That’s what I do," Cameron said. "And I would say that the most important single thing you can do when you’re writing non-fiction is to do a chronology."
- Collect your research in an indexed binder. It will help to organize your thoughts, and may come in handy if your work is ever challenged legally.
- AOC. "Ass on chair."