23
Sep

Hate Pinterest’s Search? Go Look! 

Hate Pinterest’s Search? Go Look!

Hate Pinterest's Search? Go Look!

If you hated Pinterest’s Search function, go and check it out. It’s a lot better. Search now has tags. I first became aware of this when I posted a pin, and Pinterest kindly guided me around all the improvements. The other interface changes seem cosmetic, but Search is a big deal.

Pinterest Search: much improved

When you type a search term into the search query box, Pinterest pops up suggestions…

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22
Sep

Get Clients: 50 Ideas to Kickstart Your Writing Business 

Get Clients: 50 Ideas to Kickstart Your Writing Business

I get messages every week from writers who need to get clients. There are endless ways you can do this, of course.

Here’a a blog post which gives you 50 innovative and interesting ways:

50 Ways for Creative People to Get Great Clients

I LOVE #2:

Think of how you can make your business REALLY different from what everyone else out there is doing, then tell the right people about it.

Most writers’…

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22
Sep

Writing Journal 41: Fiction and Ghostwriting 

Writing Journal 41: Fiction and Ghostwriting

Writing Journal 41: Fiction and Ghostwriting

My writing journal for Monday, September 22, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

The novella’s coming right along. Just two more major scenes to do, and I’m done with the first draft. I managed 2,300 words this morning but only because I skipped a scene I wasn’t ready to write. I inserted this scene in the outlinea couple of days ago. It needs setting up in previous scenes,…

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22
Sep

Pitch Ideas: A Time-Saving Template 

Pitch Ideas: A Time-Saving Template

Pitch Ideas: A Time-Saving Template

Need to pitch ideas? Pitcherific is very clever. It offers a simple, free pitch template you can use, right in your Web browser. And, to ensure that you’re not taking too much time on it, there’s a timer too.

What’s a pitch?

A pitch is a sales tool. It’s a presentation. It can be as short as an elevator pitch, which takes a minute or two, or it can be a huge, glitzy presentation.

I like…

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21
Sep

Writing and Publishing Your Book: Finish It! 

Writing and Publishing Your Book: Finish It!

Writing and Publishing Your Book: Finish It!

You’re writing a book. Publishing it is just around the corner, right? Sadly no. I’m working with a couple of authors who are having an horrendous time writing and publishing their books. The main problem is that they can’t finish their book.

Judging by the messages I receive from ezinesubscribers, these authors have company. Many writers start their books with enthusiasm, but when it comes to…

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21
Sep

Writing Journal 40: Use PLR For Fast Ebooks 

Writing Journal 40: Use PLR For Fast Ebooks

Writing Journal 40: Use PLR For Fast  Ebooks

My writing journal for Sunday, September 21, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

It’s Sunday, which means that it will be another short writing day. As usual, I started the day off writing fiction, and managed 1,400 words. It’s going slowly this morning. Sometimes the writing flows as slowly as molasses in winter. It’s aggravating. I hate it, because I’m usually a fast…

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21
Sep

Productivity Tools: a Bullet Journal Makes You Smarter 

Productivity Tools: a Bullet Journal Makes You Smarter

Productivity Tools: a Bullet Journal Makes You Smarter

If you want to be productive, you need good productivity tools. Not only can the right tools save you time, they can make you smarter as well. I’ve always been interested in productivity software; I used to review software for computer magazines, back in the day.

Hands down, my favorite productivity app of all time is the dear departed Lotus Agenda. Agenda fans have been looking for a…

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20
Sep

Kickstart for Product Creation: PLR to 2 HOT Programs 

Kickstart for Product Creation: PLR to 2 HOT Programs

Kickstart for Product Creation: PLR to 2 HOT Programs

Product creation is a long, involved process. What if you could cut it shorter, so that you have more products to sell, in less time?

As you may know, we’re withdrawing many of our products, so that we can focus on upcoming programs. Several writers asked me whether they could get PLR for programs. In short, yes you can.

If you’d like material to kickstart your own product creation, so that you…

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20
Sep

Writing Journal 39: Copywriting Workshops 

Writing Journal 39: Copywriting Workshops

Writing Journal 39: Copywriting Workshops

My writing journal for Saturday, September 20, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Back to normal this morning; I start off the writing day with the novella. I manage two scenes: 2,500 words.

Next week, I’ll begin a new ghostwriting project: a book proposalfor a memoir. I’ve already done several interviews with the client, so I have lots of material. In preparation for…

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19
Sep

Blogging Tips: 5 Blog Cash Tips 

Blogging Tips: 5 Blog Cash Tips

Blogging Tips: 5 Blog Cash Tips

Let’s look at some blogging tips which will help you to make money from a blog. Blogging’s mainstream now, but writers persist in thinking that blogging is one thing, or another: it’s either a waste of time because you’re not getting paid to write when you blog, or it’s a full-time business.

A blog can be a full-time business, of course, but it’s nevera waste of time. Ideally, your blog is a…

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