Why Every Author Needs to Write Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposals

Reading on Pile of Books

If you really want to know how to get clarity and be ahead of the game for writing your book, then this writing great book proposals secret holds the key you need to succeed. It tells why every author needs to write amazing, irresistible book proposals. I will mention a resource later that will help if you want to avoid having to spend hours struggling to write book proposals.

The Point Of This Secret Is: The Book Proposal Is One Of The Most Important Parts Of Any Book-Writing Project

 

The important thing for authors to understand with this secret is that you need to have an amazing book proposal to stop the right people in their tracks and make them pay attention. Agents or publishers are the people who need to see your proposal if you go the traditional publishing route.

As a authors, here’s what I mean: if you don’t have a great book proposal, agents will walk (or click) right on by your offer without ever taking a look.

Everyone needs to know this because without a great book proposal, you could

 Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal

have the greatest book in the world, or the greatest book idea ever, and hardly anybody will see it because no agent or publisher stopped to take a look.

Next you need to:

1. Pay attention to the fact that you need a great book proposal to get a great agent.

Agents are the gateway to traditional publishers. Many of them have relationships with each other. The recommendation of a good agent goes a long way toward getting a publisher to consider your book.

In a few cases, a publisher will allow book proposals to be submitted drectly from the author. In those cases, it is imperative that you have an attention-getting proposal. Many publishers are overwhelmed by proposals. Publishing houses have been notorious for having slush piles. You don’t want your proposal to be in such a pile. Then, it may be an assistant that goes through the pile. Agents have assistants too.

You want to have such an amazing, attention-getting proposal that it will be interesting at first glance

2. Realize that even if you self-publish, a great book proposal will prepare you for marketing your book.

In today’s world, authors that are picked up by traditional publishers still have to do a ton of marketing of their own books. If you self publish, the marketing will be all on you, unless you hire a publicist. The process of creating a book proposal will help you to be ahead of many other self publishers.

Another type of publisher is called a hybrid publisher. These publishers have elements of both self-publishing and traditional publishing. Many traditional publishers will require you to create a book proposal just for the reasons I mention here.

3. Most of all, realize that creating a book proposal will clarify your entire writing process.

Part of your proposal will require a synopsis for each chapter. That is a great start for your book. I recommend a special type of writing plan. The synopsis part of your book proposal will be a great foundation for this expanded writing plan.

Did this get you excited? Well, if you’re an author who wants to get clarity and be ahead of the game for writing your book, check out this highly effective course on writing great books. In it, I cover “How To Get Your Book Proposal Written (In Just a Day or Two) WITHOUT Hiring An Expensive Publicist!”

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Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal
Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal

Your # 1 Time-Wasting Mistake — Fast Writing Tips for Authors

Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal

Fast writing tips for authors are very important. However, not following some of them can have serious consequences.

Your # 1 Time-Wasting Mistake When It Comes to Fast Book Writing

Frustrated Writer

If you want to get your book written, then pay careful attention to this time waster. This time waster doesn’t seem like one because you avoid one to three days of hard work by avoiding an all-important task. Avoiding  fast writing tips like this one does have consequences.

The Moral Here Is: To Plan Your Entire Book Before You Start Writing 

The important thing to understand with this time waster is you need to finish the writing plan for your entire book. You will be tempted to try to start by just writing a chapter of two. However, you will soon bog down if that is how you go about it.

So, here’s what I mean: if you constantly stay in “urgent” mode you’ll be engaged in activity all the time and feel like you’re busy, but you will actually just be spinning your wheels.

If you want more details about these fast-writing tips, watch this video.

Don’t neglect this idea because most people will initially be resistant to the idea of planning their whole book. They will not want to do two days of hard work to make things easier for the next four weeks.

For best results here you should

1. List temporary titles for all of your chapters
2. Write down 12-15 questions for each chapter under the title
3. Come up with a list of “trigger” words that will remind you of the answer to each question (3 or more). Place them underneath each question.

Once you have your book planned out in this way, it will cry out to you to be written. Doing the hard work first will save you a ton of time. Maybe even a year or more. This plan will allow you to start anywhere in your book if you feel more like writing on the topic in a later chapter. The questions will also help you avoid writer’s block. Just answer them. You don’t even have to feel inspired.

Seriously, your biggest time waster will be to avoid doing this all-important task.

So, now, go write the plan for your book!

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God’s Amazing Turnarounds

Turnarounds

After all the debate is over, if you want to get results with God’s Amazing Turnarounds then these 3 ways God worked in the past will help you get results a whole lot faster today. In fact, these are the tools the source of the the inner voice of despair within hopes you don’t find out about because then their demonic secrets will be out of the bag. If you want simple, effective, and immediate turnarounds tools to make your life as a person in despair easier, then take a hard look at these examples from the life of King David before you go any further.

Turnarounds
A Turnaround

Example #1: Weeping may happen, but joy can come.

Look at Psalm 30, verses 1-5

This past way God worked to turn things around is important because we often get into states of despair because we don’t understand the confusing moments of life.

David had been anointed King when he was young, but that never came true publicly in his early life. David even got to the point where he pretended to be insane in order to spare his own life when he appeared before one of the kings that opposed his people.

God’s Amazing Turnarounds

 See how God later turned around his life. Use this memory to encourage you when you get into the despairing moments of life.

Example #2: God can turn our mourning into dancing

The way David described this experience is found in verses 6-11.

After being an outlaw, David was finally chosen as the king of Judah, and later, as king of both Judah and Israel.

This past way of seeing God works is critical to our success because life is not always sweetness and roses. Times of despair and mourning do come.

However, if we remain faithful to God, our mourning can turn into dancing.

This video gives the details of the examples from David’s life.

Example #3: We will be forever thankful when God does this

David expressed his thankfulness for God turned things around in his life. This is described in verses 11-13

This past way that God worked in David’s life will help us because we can see how God has turned some things around in the past.

Regardless of how bad life gets, we can be thankful to God because we know the joys of Heaven will far outweigh any sufferings we may experience in this present moment; however, most of us don’t have to wait till we get to Heaven. God often turns our lives around in amazing, unexpected ways.

As with any past examples, things change and adapt over time. But, from my direct, day-to-day experience, I have seen many smart people in despair – regardless of their current situation – remember God’s promises and trust Him to turn things around.

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6-Figure Writing and Wealthy Affiliate

6-Figure Writing? What’s that? I just want to update you on some of the latest things going on in a life in a day. 🙂

How do you get to the place where you can write books quickly and easily? How do you learn 6-figure writing, build websites and do Internet Marketing? My course and a recommended membership site will help.

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Example Books

I recently created a new online course course, called 6-Figure Writing. Many of you are interested in writing AND in the marketing of your books once they are written. 6-Figure Writing helps you write your books, and Wealthy Affiliate helps with the marketing of your books.

The Back Story for 6-Figure Writing

I just posted a new blog post at Wealthy Affiliate that tells how I got to where I am today.

Part of the background has to do with struggling to make daily word counts as a staff writer for a curriculum publisher. Fortunately I got over that and went on to write ten books. Now, I want to share the lessons learned with others.

The Current Look of Wealthy Affiliate

About ten years ago, I came across Wealthy Affiliate. I joined and have been a member ever since. It helped me learn how to make websites. It provides hosting for websites. In fact, this website was created with what I learned at Wealthy Affiliate and some free instruction from James Stafford.

To check out the rest of my writing blogs, click here.

Most of all, though, I would like for you to read the rest of the story for 6-Figure Writing at the post I made at Wealthy Affiliate. While you are there, look around at their website. If you are interested in online marketing at all, I highly recommend their service.

Keep learning and working hard. Success will come.

The Real Trick To Overcoming Jealousy

Overcome Jealousy and Rejoice in Friends’ Successes

Have you ever been jealous of a friend’s success? Have you had other friends come to you and tell you that someone else is gaining something, but they are doing so at your expense? Let’s look at how to overcome jealousy in a relationship.

You may be wondering a little about how John came to be in the situation he was in that day.

The Setup

Let me tell you a quick story about how John’s friends saw that he was losing popularity. Those who formerly went to him were going somewhere else then.

At the time John was trying to Improve people’s lives and point them to the Savior of the world..

After John realized what they said was true, he may have struggled himself because of seeing the disappointment of his co-workers.

And, for a fleeting moment, he may have been more and more tempted to be jealous himself. He realized they all needed to learn how to overcome jealousy in a relationship.

The Seeming Turn for the Worse

Then the bottom fell out from under John. His co-workers lamented that it was not just a few, but everyone was going somewhere else .

For a moment that seemed to mean he wouldn’t be able to continue enjoying his success as a preacher.

As you can imagine, he could have gotten in bad shape and desperate, but he wasn’t ready to give up on his dream of working with Jesus, not against Him.

This is a good place to read the actual Scriptural text of this true story found in John 3:22-30.

The Discovery–How to Overcome Jealousy in a Relationship

Then John remembered that the friend of the bridegroom rejoices over his friend’s marriage. There is no jealousy in a situation like that.

At that point, everything changed!

John figured out three truths:

  • First of all, his friends were genuinely concerned.
  • Second, he really understood that true friends rejoice in each other’s successes.
  • Third, he could let his friends know that only God has a right to be jealous

After all, in the Ten Commandments, God let’s us know that he is a jealous God, and that we should have no other gods before Him.

The Transformation

Because John remembered that the friend of the bridegroom rejoices over his friend’s marriage, he was able to:

  • Rejoice in the success Jesus and his immediate followers were seeing.
  • Continue to point others to Jesus, only now in a greater way.
  • Rejoice in the fact God is the only true God.

Then he lived his new dream of working with Jesus, not against Him, and he never had to worry about jealousy, either on his part or his co-workers’ part, ever again. Each of them had learned how to overcome jealousy in a relationship.

And that’s why he and all of us following are so passionate about sharing with you about “Rejoicing in Friends’ Successes” so you can experience working with Jesus and your friends, not against them! The main thing however, is to glorify Jesus most of all.

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Personal Time Management Strategies to Write a Book Quickly

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Personal time management strategies are the secret behind many successful people. Here are time management tips and tricks for every author who wants to write his or her book quickly and easily. I share this so you can write a book without having to sit there staring at a blank page for hours.

Personal Time Management Strategies
Time Management

So here’s where we are right now…

  • Getting published is easier now than ever before
  • That means you need a book
  • It is easier than you think to write a book
  • Sometimes the hardest part is getting started
  • Sometimes you just stare at a blank page when you have a writing session

We’ll cover three tips for time management for writers

Tip #1 – You Have A Lot Of Time Already.

You see? We all have 24 hours each day. That means that we have 1,4440 minutes each day too.

Likewise, we have 168 hours each week, so that means we have 10,080 minutes in a week! Just think of it: Over 10,000 minutes to do what you want to with each week. Surely we could use many of those minutes to give priority to writing.

Let’s simplify it even more. Let’s say you break your book down into 5-minute writing segments. That means you could use a lot of time you may not have thought you had.

For instance: You might have to go to the dentist. After you check in, you usually sit in the waiting room before you are called. At this writing, you might have to return to your car to wait. If you are in a waiting room, you could read their magazines while you wait, or you may go prepared for the waiting with your own book. OR …., you could take your writing materials with you–pen and paper, or maybe even your laptop.

Then you could start on one of your 5-minute writing projects. You likely will not use a timer there, so you will have to keep an eye on your watch.

At the end of five minutes, they have not called you back, so you start on your next 5-minute writing segment. Then you have time for a third one. There you have one-fifth of a chapter written, all while using waiting time wisely. Do you see how personal time management strategies can help you finish your book?

While you can get a lot of your book written using waiting time, you likely will not write it all during waiting time. That leads us to our next tip

Tip #2 – You Have Ways To Carve Out Some Time

Many writers write early in the morning before the rest of the family wakes up. Others are night owls, and they write an hour or so after everyone else goes to bed. Still others spend some time during lunch.

Another alternative would be to combine all three of those ideas: Wake up a half-hour before everyone else wakes up. Then use another half-hour after everyone else goes to bed. Additionally, write for 15 minutes during your lunch hour.

If you write for 75-90 minutes every day, you can easily knock our the rough draft of your book in less than 28 days if plan your book using a special 5-minute writing segment plan.

Since writing is a priority for you, surely you can carve out some daily time for writing.

Tip #3 – You Have Ways to Eliminate Distractions

In order to write quickly, you will have to be focused.

It is best to have a place to write. If you can designate a separate room, that is best. You can have your own office. Others, though, may have to use a dual-purpose room. Still, it is best to get away from other distractions. If at all possible use a room exclusively when you are writing.

Here is another good tip to eliminate distractions. Put a sign on the door. It can say, “I’m Working” or something like that. If you are writing fiction, you can even threaten to write violators into the story! The sign just serves as a gentle reminder to family members that you should not be disturbed unless it is absolutely necessary for them to talk to you.

So, let’s summarize what we’ve covered in “Personal Time Management Strategies to Write a Book Quickly:”

  • You have a lot of time
  • Plan for 5-minute writing segments
  • Plan a time to write
  • Fix a place to write
  • If you write for 75 minutes each day, you can finish your rough draft in less than 28 days.

The point here is that you can write your book quickly and easily without having to sit there staring at a blank page for many minutes or even hours on end.

What have you adopted as personal time management strategies? Please share some more tips with us in the comments.

You can get more writing tips here.

Now, if you’re serious about learning how to take this to the next level, don’t lose a single minute. Head on over to check out the 6-Figure Writing course at my quick and easy writing website.

Insider’s Guide to Victory

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Insider's Guide to Victory
The Insider’s Guide to Victory is found in Numbers 21

Moses was the ultimate insider when it came to communicating with God. This insider’s guide to victory is found in the Bible in the Book of Numbers, chapter 21.

Hey, Everybody!

Welcome to “An Insider’s Guide to Victory.”

Randy Carney here with a new “victory in adversity” Facebook Live post. This is for every person, and especially the Christian person, who wants to get victory as he or she goes through the journey of life.

Let me explain. We can have victory because of three provisions God gives us.

Provision #1 – God Provides For Redemption When We Need It

  • The people complained (5)
  • They tried God’s patience once too often (6)
  • God sent fiery serpents in the land (6)
  • They could look at the serpent on the pole and live (7-9)
  • In John, chapter 3, God used the analogy of the serpent in the wilderness to refer to Christ on the cross.

Provisions #2 – God Provides Refreshment On The Journey

  • God sent them to a place where there was water (16)
  • They sang the song, “Spring Up, Oh Well” (17,18)
  • When you are going through a dry place in life, God can send a time of refreshing.

Provisions #3 – God Provides Victory Over Our Enemies

  • He gave them victory over Arad (1-3)
  • He gave them victory of Sihon (21-31)
  • He gave them victory over Og (32-35)
  • God gave victory over physical enemies, and He can give us victory over spiritual enemies too.

So, what’s the point of all this?

God gives us the power and the strength to live a victorious Christian life as we navigate through tough times.

The bottom line here is that you can get victory as you go through the journey of life.

So, how have you experienced God’s provision in your life? Please let us know in the comments below.

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The Real Trick To Keeping Peace in Your Marriage

Keeping Peace in Your Marriage

Let me tell you a quick story about something that happened about two weeks after I got married… and what you can learn from it. It may help you find the real trick to keeping peace in your marriage.

Describing a “Marriage Saver”

A Surfacing Problem

I didn’t notice it much at first, but after brushing my teeth for fourteen days, I realized my wife had a habit of squeezing the toothpaste tube in the middle. I always squeezed it from the bottom.

A toothpaste tube squeezed in the middle
We Needed a Marriage Saver

My theory was that you could get more out of the tube by getting it all from the bottom and working your way to the top.

Rhonda evidently was not enlightened.

I told her about my preference, but it didn’t really seem to make much difference.

I also found that she wanted the roll of toilet paper to hang down the front instead of hanging down the back.

I didn’t really care, just as long as the roll was there. So, at least I didn’t compound the problem.

The modern toothpaste manufacturers have helped many marriages because the plastic tube bounces back into shape pretty easily. Not so, when we first got married. The toothpaste tubes back then seemed to be sort of a flexible metallic material that looked like stiff aluminum foil underneath the paint. They just stayed in whatever shapes you left them after the squeeze. I have to admit it really frustrated me.

A Funny Answer for Keeping Peace in Your Marriage

A few years later, one of our cousins got us a Christmas present that was called a “Marriage Saver.”

It looked kind of like a clothespin. You attached it to the bottom of the toothpaste tube, and rolled it up as you continued to use it. I liked it because it was basically following my preference. Rhonda went along with it.

The gift was sort of a joke, but I have surveyed many audiences during marriage seminars, and they seem be about half and half on the preferences of which way you should squeeze the toothpaste tube, or how you position the toilet paper rolls.

A Good Take Away

The thing I really want you to take away from this is: Sometimes we all need to realize that husbands and wives do have different preferences, and they need to work through how they will handle them. Learning to handle these differences can lead to the real trick to keeping peace in your marriage.

However what this means to you in your marriage is we all need to realize that some of our preferences don’t amount to as much as we think they do.

You may have discovered some differences of opinion in your marriage. So here’s your next step as it relates to what I just shared: If you really want harmony in your marriage, buy the book, From Mountains to Molehills, so you can overcome and celebrate your differences in marriage.

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Mothers (and Fathers and Children) Seek the Mind of Christ

Seek the Mind of Christ

Here is the replay of last Sunday’s message. This was the Mother’s Day sermon for 2020. We were all encouraged to seek the mind of Christ.

You can read I Corinthians 2:6-12 as a foundation for watching the video.

We have three observations about finding and receiving the hidden wisdom of God, and about seeking the mind of Christ.

Seek the Mind of Christ

3 Observations about Seeking The Mind Of Christ That Every Christian Needs to Make

I Cor. 2:6-12

When you were a kid, did it seem like your Mom had eyes in the back of her 
      head?
(My mother – always offered visitors snack cakes)
Many mothers are wise in dealing with their
     families
However, when they go though all the things they have to face, they sometimes
      are at their wits end.
All of us, like mothers, need to make good decisions in our lives.

Today we are going to talk about how to make better decisions and discover the hidden wisdom of God without having to go through tons of mistakes.

We can make three observations about getting the wisdom of God as described in I. Cor. 2:6-12

Let’s read the text.


Observation #1 – The Natural Person Misses The Mind Of Christ And The Hidden Wisdom Of God

  • This wisdom is for those who are mature in the Lord (6)
  • The rulers of the age missed it (8)
  • (political leaders would not let churches open, but they would let liquor stores open)
  • (political leaders want churches to limit their gatherings to ten people, but big department stores have full parking lots)
  • If the rulers had known the wisdom of God, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory (8)
  • The natural person thinks the things of God are foolishness (14)

Observation #2 – The Holy Spirit Gives The Mind Of Christ And The Hidden Wisdom Of God To Us

  • He describes wonderful things for us (9)
  • He searches the deep things of God (10-11)
  • He compares spiritual things with Spiritual (13)

Observation #3 – The Bible Says We Have The Mind Of Christ

  • The spiritual person is able to judge all things (15)
  • No one has known the mind of the Lord that we may instruct Him (16)
  • We have the mind of Christ (16)
  • (we see through a glass darkly)
  • (we receive more light as we receive light)
  • (our understanding grows as we compare spiritual things with spiritual things)
  • (we grow as we receive the gift of wisdom that the Holy Spirit give)

So, here’s how every Christian can move forward from here:

  1. We are fearful of living in an uncertain world
  2. We are face with many situations where we don’t know what to do
  3. Children don’t come with instruction manuals per se
  4. Ask God to give you wisdom
  5. (teenage years — just get through them –James Dobson)
  6. Seek the mind of Christ

The big encouragement here is that you can make better decisions without having to go through tons of mistakes.

Now, if you’ are serious about learning how to really make this work for you, may I suggest that you come to Christ if you don’t know Him, and to seek the mind of Christ if you do know Him. In either case meet Him at the place of prayer. If you do this, you will make better decisions and discover the hidden wisdom of God. When you receive the gift of wisdom, you will make better decisions without having to go through tons of mistakes!

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Online Church Services – Tips for Novice Internet Marketers

For the last several weeks, because of the corona virus situation, we have had online church services. In the process, it has honed my skills in using Facebook Live, making YouTube videos, and utilizing some of the material to give blog content. This actually helps with great tips for novice internet marketers.

I work with many authors, some of them beginning authors, and others who are interested in internet marketing.

One of the videos that has been a result of using my internet marketing skills

Another niche I am beginning to target is that of bivocational ministers. These individuals work many hours with almost two (or sometimes it is not just “almost”) full-time jobs.

What some of them don’t know is that they already possess transferrable skills that could provide a great second job outside their ministries. Wouldn’t it be great if they could have more flexibility of schedule and provide for their families at the same time?

They already have skills in writing, but they may not feel like they do. They certainly have skills in public speaking. Probably, for many of them, adding skills in internet marketing is their greatest need.

Why is the topic of online church services so important for providing tips for novice internet marketers?

Internet marketers know the importance of updating their websites. If they are members of a church and are comfortable in talking about their faith making them who they are, then this need for online services gives just the opportunity to learn more about utilizing video if they volunteer for the task.

Even if they are novices in utilizing video, this task will thrust them into on-the-job learning for these skills.

They may, like I am doing right now, add some of the videos to their own blogs. This gives them extra bang for the buck. They are already doing work for the church. Now they can benefit their own websites by adding new content.

What is your purpose in doing this interview about online church services for internet marketers?

I am just wanting to encourage all of us to get more comfortable with video content. For the bivocational minister, I want to show how this can increase both his skills, and how it can drive new traffic to his website.

What results have you gotten with online church services?

Our congregation has been able to continue worshipping without us having onsite services. Some outside of our congregation have joined us by video too. It has widened our ministry somewhat.

One encouraging thing to me was that a friend from my very first pastorate has reconnected and has (she says) been blessed by the videos.

How long did it take you to get where you are today with your online church services knowledge and experience?

I have been doing internet marketing off and on for about 12 years, so I have accumulated a lot of experience during that time.

Does it consume most of your day, or is it only on a periodic basis?

Since we are doing the services live, it does not consume most of my day. I always have to prepare for sermons anyway. The time I spend in church is just the same, except I am in front of my computer camera at my desk at home.

The setup time is minimal. To transfer the video to YouTube does take some time, but it is not a terrible amount. The YouTube video then can be used for replays and for content on my blog.

What made you decide you wanted to concentrate on online church services?

I had always been intrigued by the idea anyway, however, since many churches are not able to meet during this time, there were people who were looking for options to worship. We already had a Facebook group set up, so it was easy to plug into that.

If you could start all over again with online church services, what would you do differently?

I might try to learn about using “Be Live” for the video. It would allow having more than one person on the screen at a time, but what we are doing is fine.

What’s the #1 FREE software to help internet marketers succeed with online church services?

Facebook has been very helpful in this regard. All I have had to do is start a new post and then click on “add to post.” Then the Live option is listed.

Our piano player, guitar player, and song leader(s) make videos, and we open the service with them. After that, the viewer just clicks on my Live-Streaming video post, and we finish the service.

As far as I know, we have not had any audio or video issues. I take that back, one Sunday morning, I did have to stop and restart my modem. Most, if not all, of the viewers did stay with us through that delay.

The rest of the time, the audio and video has been fine.

How can internet marketers make money with online church services in today’s world?

In a world where we are constantly looking for more content and more traffic to our websites, this is one way both of those things can be accomplished, just make sure your blog readers are OK with this addition to your other content.

Some who come to your blog for the service will look around to see what else you have to offer.

Thanks for reading.

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