Fiction is hard!
I am in touch with hundreds of writers. One thing I see over and over again is fiction writers struggling while non-fiction writers make money.
Now don't get me wrong - I love fiction! I am an avid reader of spy stories, science fiction, legal dramas, and historical fiction.
But here's the thing - I tried writing these. I just could not make it work. Dealing with plots, character development, story lines, conflict and resolution - this was just too much to deal with!
On the other hand...
None of those headaches exist when writing non-fiction. Writing non-fiction is way easier. Pretty much you can follow a tried and true formula to write a non-ficion book.
Want to know something else?...
Fiction writers go nuts over word counts. Non-fiction writers simply write. Length is not much of a factor. Non-fiction helps people in some way. A simple transfer of knowledge. Knowledge that you already have!
Fiction writers are into their craft as a point of passion. Good for them! Non-fiction writers want to help people and make money at the same time. Cool! Fiction writers need to convince readers why their books are better than the thousands of others out there. It's an uphill battle that most fiction writers lose and give up on.
However just one non-fiction book can be life changing for a writer. That's what happened to me but more on that later.