24
Jul

Writing Exercises: Try Them, They Work 

Writing Exercises: Try Them, They Work

Writing Exercises: Try Them, They Work

Writing exercises can be immensely useful, but few writers bother to do them until they hit a block. That’s a shame, because writing exercises can not only help you to improve your writing, they can make writing less stressful too.

A few months back, I published Writing Exercises: Tap the Other 99.99 Per Cent of Your Brain, and I’ve just updated it with another exercise:

I’ve found Gabriele…

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23
Jul

Content Marketing With Ebooks: Leads From Freebies 

Content Marketing With Ebooks: Leads From Freebies

Content Marketing With Ebooks: Leads From Freebies

A couple of years ago, you could blog, and get traffic. Then everyone caught on that blogs can give you an amazing return on the time and energy you invest. Today, almost four MILLION blog posts are published each day. Why not consider content marketing with ebooks, either in addition to your blog, or instead of regular blogging?

You’ll have less competition… for now, anyway. :-)

Content…

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22
Jul

You’re a Writer Entrepreneur (Vanishing Guides) 

You’re a Writer Entrepreneur (Vanishing Guides)

Writing: Entrepreneur Bundle

It’s time to take the next step in your writing career, and become a writer entrepreneur. What does a “writer entrepreneur” do? He uses his writing skills to forge his own path as a writer.

He sets his own hours, and his own rates. And he makes an excellent income.

Do you want your writing freedom?

I work with writers every day. Many are frustrated. They have challenges with their clients, with…

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21
Jul

Kindle Fiction: How to Write Your First Short Story 

Kindle Fiction: How to Write Your First Short Story

Kindle Fiction: How to Write Your First Short Story

You want to write Kindle fiction, and you’ve heard that writers can sell short stories on Amazon. However, you’re unsure how to start. How do you write a short story which sells?

Recently I was working with a couple of writers who were convinced that they couldn’t write fiction. One said, “I don’t have any imagination,” the other said: “I don’t know where to start.” Everyone has an imagination,…

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21
Jul

Kindle Unlimited and Ebook Sales 

Kindle Unlimited and Ebook Sales

Kindle Unlimited and Ebook Sales
I’ve been receiving questions about Kindle Unlimited, and what it will mean for ebook sales. Since the program’s so new, it’s impossible to say. However, I LOVE ebooks, so anything which brings ebooks to a wider audience is devoutly to be encouraged.

Here’s what we know.  Kindle Unlimited costs around $10 a month, with a 30-day free trial. Currently, it’s for US customers only. It looks like a…

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20
Jul

Writing Fiction: Short Stories Into Novels 

Writing Fiction: Short Stories Into Novels

Writing Fiction: Short Stories Into Novels

You’re writing fiction. You’ve just completed a short story, and the world you created in the story intrigues you. How do you turn your short story into a novel? A romance fiction student asked me that last week, and I thought it an excellent topic for a blog post.

When turning short storiesinto novels, you have two options. You can expand a story you’ve written into novel length, or you can set…

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20
Jul

Professional Writing: Writing Quick Bios 

Professional Writing: Writing Quick Bios

Done-For-You: Your Professional Writers' Bios
These days, promotion is essential for all forms of professional writing. Whether you’re looking for writing jobs, or are busily writing Kindle ebooks, you need to promote. One of the essentials for promotion is a bio.

Your Bio: WHO Are You?

I’ll always remember crafting my first bio, many years ago. If my editor hadn’t given me a series of questions so that I could get my thoughts straight, I…

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18
Jul

Writing Process: End Procrastination 

Writing Process: End Procrastination

Writing Process: End Procrastination

Want a writing process to end procrastination for good?

All writers procrastinate. It’s inevitable. Any project you have, whether it’s a simple copywriting project like creating a tagline, or writing an ad, or a large project like writing a novel, seems intimidating, so you put it off.

I’ve just revised this article, Got a Minute? Write!, to show you how to chunk projects down, so that you end…

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17
Jul

Create Content: 2 Smart Content Solutions You’ll Love 

Create Content: 2 Smart Content Solutions You’ll Love

Create Content: 2 Smart Content Solutions You'll Love

These days, every writer needs to create content. It’s the ONE essential skill you need in today’s fast-paced writing world. You can sell content to your clients all day long. Unfortunately, writers get stuck when they’re creating content. They run out of ideas, and this means that their income suffers.

It’s not hyperbole to suggest that there’s a content race. Big websites produce vast amounts…

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17
Jul

Magazine Writing: Find Secret Publications Which Pay 

Magazine Writing: Find Secret Publications Which Pay

Magazine Writing: Find Secret Publications Which Pay

If you’re interested in magazine writing, there are endless publications for which you can write, especially when you go beyond the ordinary, and look for those “secret” publications of which most writers are completely unaware.

We discussed the secret publications in this article, Magazine Writing: Sell Your Articles Today:

These kinds of searches can be very, very profitable. Here’s why:…

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