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Seven Compelling Reasons to Get Your Name on a Boo

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Seven Compelling Reasons to Get Your Name on a Book Cover

by: Michelle McGee-Jones

Have you ever considered writing a book? If so, maybe you’ve already established firmly in mind your exact purpose for becoming an author. Your reasons may match one or more of those below. Or perhaps you could add yours to the list. Nevertheless, with some 65,000 books being published in the United States yearly, there is overwhelming attraction to joining the ranks of authors.
Reason 1: Renown- Did you know that Martha Stewart (“Entertaining”), Harvey McKay (“Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”), and Tom Peters (“In Search of Excellence”), were virtually unknown until they became authors? It’s no wonder...

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Making The Time To Write That Novel

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Making The Time To Write That Novel

by: Patty Apostolides

Finding the time to write a novel is one of the major issues confronting writers, particularly those who haven’t been published yet. How does one justify to themselves, or to their loved ones, that they need time to write if they have demands on their time, like a job, or a house to be cleaned, a family to be fed, or shopping to do? They make the time.
To make time, one would have to sit down and plan it. If this is not done, then writing will become a haphazard event, dictated by a whim, or a passing urge, rather than a scheduled time. This often results in the book never really being finished. You do want to finish that book, don’t you? Below, I have my own suggestions as to how to make time.

Think about your daily sche...

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How To Write A Solution-Savvy Sales Letter to To G

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How To Write A Solution-Savvy Sales Letter to To Get Clients

by: Brian Konradt

Too many sales letters are shaped into paper airplanes and flown into trash cans because freelancers write sales letters that sell their services. These freelancers have never listened to the quietly- whispered secret that says their sales letters should sell solutions, not services, to yield the best results.
Solutions are jewels; they shimmer in sales pieces.
Prospects will peruse your sales letter if they discover you have a solution (or solutions) to their existing or future problem or problems.
To write a “solution-savvy” sales letter follow the copywriter’s adage: write “client-centered” copy. Zero in on the prospect, his business, his needs, his problems...

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Kick-Start your Juices

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Kick-Start your Juices

by: Mary Attard

Listen, consider this scenario.
You have a deadline to honour. Time is pressing, tighter and tighter. You are hoping to come up with some topic for your project…..
However, ideas on what to write about keep eluding you.
What are you going to do in situations like these?
Today there are various software and information to start you off when finding yourself in such a rut. They all can come handy, but one sure technique to provide quick results is Keyword Brainstorming.
Let’s see what this is all about and how it works in practice.

find a quiet place and set a time limit
take a sheet of paper and write the subject keyword at the top
now, any idea that this word brings to your mind, jot it down
don’t be judgmental, and keep focusing on the start ke...

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How to Pitch a Story

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How to Pitch a Story

by: Elizabeth Kirwin

How to Pitch a Story
Ever wonder why we refer to convincing an editor a story is worthy by “pitching a story?” I have. I’m a baseball enthusiast, and it makes a lot of sense to me. When the editor is at bat with you, he or she has a few swings to make before making a connection – through the story idea (ball) that could end up being a base hit or a home run. Naturally, everyone wants to hit a home run when they go to bat with an editor. Sometimes publicists and writers do have to walk to first base for the story assignment. Here are some helpful tips on how to pitch a story to an editor – and how to at least hit a single, double, or triple – if not a home run on occasion.
Use an Editor’s Time Productively
Time spent on the telephone w...

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