The #1 Secret for Writing Creativity

It seems like “fast” never quite rates “fast enough!” And when it comes to writing creativity any author will tell you that nothing ever seems to go as quickly as we want or expect. Well, let me do my part to help speed things up for you by giving you the #1 Secret to Writing Creativity.

We will look at why we should consider this secret, what it is, and how to go about putting it into practice.

Why We Should Consider this Writing Creativity Secret

There are at least three reasons for considering this secret. The first one has to do with speed, the second with overcoming a common problem, and the third with developing expertise. When combined, these tools will help you complete your book quickly.

It will help us get our books done fast. Getting done quickly will get you to the next step even sooner. Speed is one reason for using this secret.

Working faster will help prevent writer’s block. Writer’s block is defined as “the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing”. That’s the last thing an aspiring author needs! Overcoming the common problem of writer’s block is a second reason for using this secret.

In addition, just like repetition does for craftspeople, writing rapidly will develop your expertise. An expert crafts person does things very well and very quickly. Think of a plumber working on a clogged sink. He comes in, assesses the problem, uses the necessary tools, and soon has things flowing again. By working quickly, he’s able to move on to the next job. The third reason for using this secret is that it will help you develop your expertise more and more.

What the Writing Creativity Secret Is

Fast writing. This is fairly straightforward. Simply tell yourself to write quickly, and follow through with that thought.

A great way to help stay on track is by creating a “deadline” for yourself. This is not a true deadline for submission; it’s a tool to help keep you focused. Set a timer for 5 to 10 minutes, or, if you’re really good at staying on task, and can write in flow, up to 25 minutes.

Regarding timers, there are many different types that can be used for this purpose. You may already own at least one form of a timer. Most new ovens have a built-in timer. An egg timer from the kitchen section of a department store would also be good. If you have a smartphone, it usually has a timer option. Smart home devices such as an Alexa can set a timer just by saying, “Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes.”

Writing in these “bursts” will program your subconscious mind. It will say, ” Hey, he/she is really serious about this 5, 10, or 25-minute thing.” So, after a while, you’ll train your brain to put down the most important information first. That’s how your creative mind (or right brain) will begin to work. The more you do this, the more you will become like that crafts person.

Later, you will go back, and you will edit what you have written. This is when the left brain will kick in. When you do the analytical steps, that might be more your personality. Some of us have more of that carefree personality to begin with, so we like the right brain, creative process. Some of us are really analytical, so we like the editing phase of doing this. But I’m telling you, that if you will employ the technique of fast writing, you will find that your creativity kicks in more and more.

How to Put the Writing Creativity Secret Into Practice

It may seem counterintuitive, but just start writing. Don’t think, don’t correct or edit. Don’t even correct typos. (This is a hard one for me.) Just write.

You may come to something where you do need more research. Don’t let that bog you down. Don’t stop. just put in a placeholder like “***, XXX, or Tk.” You might understand how *** might work, and you might understand how XXX could work, but the Tk might confuse you. When I heard about this, the idea was that the letters “t” and “k” do not appear next to each other in any word in the English language.

The idea is that you will put in something that you can do a search for in your word-processing document. When you are in the editing phase, you can search for those places and replace the placeholders with the answers to your questions.

When you are forcing yourself to “just write,” there may be times when you have to write, “I don’t know what to say next but I’m going to keep going.” Of course, that will be edited out later.

Once your timer goes off, stop. Just put an ellipsis (…) at the end. You can come back and complete your thought later. When you write this way, it will kick-start your creativity. The idea is to force yourself to write as quickly as you can while you are in this rough draft phase.

So there you have it! The reasons, the description, and some tips to help any and every author to write quickly and with wonderful freedom of thought.

Give this a try, just don’t give up after 3 or 4 attempts. It can take a few days to get into the flow. Once you learn how to do that, you will be motivated to write more and more as time progresses.

As you can see, fast writing is the #1 secret to writing creativity, and putting it into practice will amaze you at your increase in productivity.

By the way, if you really want to be able to write with freedom of thought, this Creative Writing Course “6-Figure Writing” lays it all out for you! Check it out here.

I wish you well in your writing projects. If you would like more writing tips like these, click here.

Learn to Figure out What Kind of Book You Want to Write – Just Like a Pro

What Kind of a Book Do I Want?

Writing a book is something that over 80% of Americans would like to accomplish in their lifetimes. Yet, far less than five percent, maybe even less that one or two percent seem to actually accomplish their desire. That does not have to be you.

One of the most basic things you can do to write like a pro is to clarify what kind of book you want to write. There are several options from which to choose. Let’s begin by discussing three basic questions.

Question #1 – Fiction Or Nonfiction?

Do you want to write primarily fiction? Who doesn’t love a good thriller or a mystery? How about historical fiction?

Genres such as mystery, thriller, and romance are just a few of the options here. If fiction is your choice, you will want to learn about the “Hero’s Journey”. You will use a lot of elements of storytelling. The hero’s journey has been broken down to show elements that are often seen in three act plays. You can see these in movies and television shows as well.

Do you want to write primarily nonfiction? It may be a “how-to book”. It may be a descriptive book. It may be a book about history or some aspect of a religious text. You can still use many narrative elements. In fact, adding narrative elements will make your book with necessary information in it much more interesting for the reader.

What about Memoirs? Unless you are nationally famous already, the story of your life may be hard to market.

Here is a way to use your life story, or at least parts of that story in your nonfiction books. Intersperse your nonfiction book with all kinds of stories from your life. Interesting stories may help generate positive buzz about your work.

Question #2 – Digital Or Print?

Why would I even ask this?

A few years ago, the sales of digital books surpassed those of print books according to estimates of sales on Amazon.com. Those statistics were mainly for the years of 2011 and 2012.

Since then, the popularity of print books returned.

What that means for you as an aspiring author is that your first book does not have to be a lengthy book. An ebook may be the way for you to go as you wade your way into the process of being an author. An ebook may be much shorter than a print book. The additional appeal of “instant gratification” for the consumer makes the idea of an e-book a good choice for some authors.

Question #3 – Long Book Or Short Book?

I will just give some general observations at this time. At a later date, I will discuss this a little more.

Several years ago, a chapter was considered to be about ten pages long-the amount of time it takes to read one on your lunch break or right before going to sleep.

Just as a chapter was considered to be 10 pages long, an averaged-size book was considered to be about 200 pages long.

Research gave the following generalizations: Nonfiction – 200 pages; mystery – 280; novel 400-500. Ebooks – 25 pages-to the size of print books. (Some are even shorter, down to 8 pages.)

An ebook can be as long as a print book because it is a good idea to have your book in both print and digital form. If you are producing only an ebook, 25-100 pages is quite an acceptable length.

So, here are the big takeaways for every author:
Use these questions to figure out what kind of book you want:
Do I want fiction or nonfiction?
Do I want digital or print?
Do I want a long book or a short book?

The point here is that you can clarify what kind of book you want to write without having to be afraid of going about planning a book in the wrong way.

Now, if you’re an author who is genuinely interested in how to make this even easier, drop what you’re doing and check out my course on How to Write a Book in 28 Days or Less Without Stressing Yourself to Death! To find out more, Click Here.

With this tool, you can clarify what kind of book you want to write and write a good book swiftly… without having to be afraid of going about planning a book in the wrong way!

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Happy Writing!

Start an Online Business Fast – Why You Should Consider Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing

Would you like to be able to start your own business quickly? Would you like to be able to do it in a low-cost way? Would like to be able to make money of of other people’s products that have already been created? Would you like to be able to produce and market your own products? Would you like to have a business that can reach the world?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, I would urge you to consider Internet marketing when it come to creating a new business. Why should you consider Internet Marketing? Let me give you some reasons.

You Can Start Your Online Business with a Low-Cost Initial Investment

Here’s one reason, it’s a relatively low-cost way of starting a new business.  If you think about some of the well-known franchises, you will find that thousands or tens of thousands of dollars are required to start such new businesses; however, getting into internet marketing is a relatively low-cost way to be able to start a new business.

It may be that you likely already have some of the tools that you would need to be able to do that. You may be watching or reading this on your phone. Or you may be watching and reading on your laptop, desktop, or some type of computer.  Good news: that’s just what you would need to be able to get started with internet marketing.

Oh, yes, you may end up having to have some internet service. And most of you that are watching my videos or reading this today, already have that. But if you don’t, you can go to a restaurant or someplace where they offer free Wi-Fi.

All I’m saying is, Internet Marketing is a relatively low-cost way to get into starting a new business if you’re an entrepreneur. Aside from the relatively low-cost for starting, we can see other reasons for considering Internet Marketing.

You Can Start Your Online Business without Even Having to Have Your Own ProductsAffiliate Marketing

The second reason for getting into internet marketing is because you don’t even have to have your own products. You can promote other
people’s products: you can become an affiliate of their business. This is called affiliate marketing.

You can promote other people’s products. You can find something that relates to your niche, your business, that would help people—something that you highly believe in and something that you would be glad to recommend. Once you have found that beneficial product, you can recommend it to other people through the Internet.

Affiliate marketing involves you pointing people to the products that you have an affiliate relationship with. Whenever someone decides to purchase the product, then you would receive a small commission for it.  Or, depending on what the product is, it might even be a large commission in some cases. But Internet Marketing is a relatively low cost and easy way to get started with your own online business.

While you do not have to have your own products, what if you do already have one or if you desire to develop one in the future?

After You Have Started Your Online Business You Will be able to Produce and Market Your Own Products When You are Ready

Now, after you’ve done affiliate marketing for a while, even though you don’t have
to have your own products, many of you will want to produce your own products.

In past blogs and videos, I have talked about many of us about writing our own books. And then I encourage having spin-off businesses from those books.

Many people dream of becoming an author, and then sitting back and enjoying royalties for the rest of their lives. While it is nice to receive royalties that come from having written a book, many authors talk about how they make much more off of the residual incomes their books produce. They make more by having multiple streams of income that come from writing that book.

So writing a book would be an example of a product you could produce. You could develop online courses. You could start business coaching or life coaching programs. You could promote physical products you have invented.

Once you have a product, you need to promote it to potential customers. Internet marketing is invaluable for this.

You Can Start Your Online Business and Quickly Reach the World

Well, the fourth thing is that you can reach the world in doing this. In the video above you can see my Australia cap. I’m glad I’ve been able to go to Australia many years ago, through an invitation of friends over there. They invited my son to come over on a
mission trip. My wife and I used that as an excuse to go over and pick him up. He was there for three months, and we were there for a month. It was a wonderful experience.

While physically going to Australia was great, the travel can be quite expensive.

My son and his family are now missionaries to Japan. We have visited them twice during their terms on the field, and we plan to go again in the near future. Even finding good deals on airline tickets is expensive.

While we can travel to those places, I can write a blog post such as this one, and I can get comments from Australia, Japan, and other parts of the world. I do this promotion from my own home.

You will see an endorsement for one of my books on marriage from Mrs. Constance McKenzie. I appreciate her doing that, however, she is from Africa, and we have never met in person.

If you would like to know more about Internet marketing, please check out this site for great resources and even training for success with internet marketing.

If you are serious about writing a book, I recommend you check out my course on 6-Figure Writing.

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What is a Cool Website any Aspiring Entrepreneur Can Use

Wealthy Affiliate - A Cool Website

 

What is a Cool Website any Aspiring Entrepreneur Can Use Right Now to get Better Results with Internet Marketing?

Websites are important in today’s world for most entrepreneurs. Those include websites of their own, and they include websites that are great resources for building their businesses.

A Cool Website
A Cool Website

The video on this website welcomes you to another session of walking with Randy, which are Facebook Live videos, and later YouTube videos,where we discuss writing, speaking, coaching, and marketing tips. In this one we talk about marketing.

 

The Resource

I will get right to the heart of the matter. The cool website I want to mention today is called “Wealthy Affiliate.”

Become a Wealthy Affiliate

Now I will give you full disclosure: Some of the links on my website are affiliate links, and I have an affiliate link for this one. Now what that means is if you go check out some of those things that you link to through my website, and you decide to invest in some of them, I might get some remuneration for that. The reason I finally got an affiliate link for wealthy affiliate is because for about seven or eight years I had recommended the website heavily anyway. And I thought, “Well, if I’m doing that anyway, I might as well get an affiliate link.” If you go to my website and click on something that says “Wealthy Affiliate,” more than likely that will be an affiliate link. Okay, so much for the disclosure.

 

The Value of Affiliate Marketing

Now, why is Wealthy Affiliate, a coolwebsite that you can use right now to get better results with internet marketing. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you will want to learn as much as you can. Wealthy Affiliate will teach you the ins and outs of affiliate marketing.

I just mentioned. I had an affiliate link to the website called Wealthy Affiliate. So that is not my own product, but I have a link to it. There are many products that don’t have to be your own products that are great products that could help people. You could get a commission on for referring people to those products. This is a quick way to start earning money online.

Now I forgot to mention that in my affiliate link situation, it does not cost you any more to sign up through any affiliate’s link than it would if you just went directly to the original place and signed up for the product or membership there. Whenever you decide to invest in a resource, you might as well help your friends out. Then if your friends are interested in resources you recommend, they will be glad to go through your affiliate link.

 

The Value of Creating Your Own Products

Though recommending affiliate products is great, more than likely you will desire to have your own products. Wealthy Affiliate will help you learn how to produce and market your own products. I think this would be an even greater value for those of us who are creative, but either way—using other people’s products  or using your own–Wealthy Affiliate will help you with that process. It’s very good in those departments.

In previous blog posts, I mentioned how this type of online business could be ideal for bi-vocational ministers. Well, affiliate marketing is a way to start getting income quickly without having to produce your own products.

But most of us are pretty creative too (at least in sermon preparation). Because of that many of us would like to produce our own products.

 

The Value of Building Your Own Websites and Blogs

Another reason WA (Wealthy Affiliate) is a good website is it will teach you how to build your own quality websites. If you desire to set up a blog. It will teach you how to do that too.

So, it will teach you about affiliate marketing. It will teach you about producing your own products. It will help you learn how to set up your own quality website and blog. However, WA’s value goes far beyond that.

 

The Value of Providing Keyword Research

Another reason WA is valuable is because it will teach you the value of keyword research. There is a lot that goes into understanding the importance of keywords that we don’t think much about. I would encourage you to learn about the value of keyword research. Good keywords can improve traffic to your website. Wealthy Affiliate provides you with a tool that will show you how many people clicked on a certain keyword in the previous month, or months. One that is well-searched and includes other important factors might be a key word you would want to use in some of your blog posts or in some of your articles. Good keywords can increase traffic to your website.

 

The Value of Included Website Hosting

Another reason WA is valuable is that it includes website hosting. As I said I have been associated with them for about 12 years. Now, I liked the training, and I still like the training. I have not come near exhausting their vast amounts of training at all. I’m still learning. I really like that aspect of their program, but the thing that has kept me with them the most has been their provision of website hosting.

If you set up a website, you have to have “hosting.” You have to have more or less a place to park your website online. That means you have to pay for hosting.

Well, since I am a wealthy affiliate member anyway, I am able to use their service. They include free hosting for multiple websites. So, that’s another reason why it is a cool resource for us internet marketers. The fact is that this website has hosting set up for you, so you can run your entire business using their fast and reliable hosting services.

 

The Value of Extensive Training

I already mentioned training, but that’s another reason why WA is so valuable. They come out with at least one new live training every week. When you join them, you have access to hundreds and hundreds of lessons from previous trainings through the years.

Also, as a membership community, many experienced entrepreneurs also put new training on the website too. It is one of the best places for training in Internet marketing.

 

My Recommendation

I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate, and I would recommend it whether I had an affiliate link with them or not.

 

How to Find out More about This Resource

If you’re interested in finding out more about Wealthy Affiliate. go to the top of the page and look for the Marketing tab. If you click on that, Wealthy Affiliate will show up. Again, you click on that, and the link will direct you to their website where you can check them out more fully.

 

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Three Insider Tips for Writing Quickly and Easily that Every Brand New Author Needs to Know

Happy Writer

Happy WriterWhat are three insider tips for writing quickly and easily that every brand new author needs to know?

The accompanying video is the first edition of “Walking with Randy.” A few months ago I started walking. I started out getting 2000 steps a day, and then I worked my way up to 10,000. I think 10,000 is a good number, so I’m probably not going to try to progress much beyond that.

Walking with Randy

In this article, I’m going to talk about insider tips for writing quickly and easily

for brand new authors.

Find Time to Write

The first tip is to find time to set aside for writing. We need to realize that we all have the same amount of time. We have more than 10,000 minutes every week. Before we talk about regularly scheduled time, though, we need to find snatches of time hidden within our days. For instance, we find that we spend a lot of time waiting. If we plan ahead a little, we can redeem that time. Your waiting time could be used for writing. If you had a little notebook or computer tablet with you, you could spend that time writing.

In preparation for setting aside exclusive times to write, we need to examine what we do regularly. Do you find that you spend a lot of time on lesser pursuits? Maybe those activities are not bad in themselves, but do you have times that could be spend on more productive tasks?

An example of using waiting time could be seen in going to the doctor’s office. Nowadays, you might be asked to wait in your car before going in to actually see the doctor. Under more normal circumstances, you might be asked to sit in the waiting room. While you are doing that, you could read one of their magazines. You may have planned ahead and brought your own reading material. However, if you brought your writing materials, whether they be paper or digital, you could use that waiting time to move your project along.

The next thing is to be intentional in setting aside time exclusively for writing. You might be able to write for 15 minutes on your lunch hour.

You might decide to get up earlier, or, if you are quite productive at night, you might decide to set aside some extra time by going to bed later.

You also, could combine all three of the above times by getting up a half-hour earlier, writing 15 minutes at lunch, and going to bed a half-hour later.

If you can find 75 minutes in your day, you can complete a chapter. That would mean you could complete the rough draft of an average-sized 200-page book that included 20 chapters in just 20 working days!

By then, you would have your “book.” Granted it will be a rough draft, but the book is basically done. Then you will polish the book and make it great.

Create Short Artificial Deadlines

Alarm Deadline

The second tip is to create artificial deadlines. Suppose you give yourself five minutes to write on a certain topic, five or six minutes, or maybe 10 minutes. A lot of writers have found this to be very beneficial in helping them to get certain projects done.

Now, by making the deadlines, small like that, the whole process helps prevent the feeling of overwhelm.

Shorter deadlines also helps with procrastination, because it doesn’t seem so insurmountable to write for just a little project, instead of a big long one. For instance, if you had your chapter broken down into anywhere from 12 to 15 little five minute projects. You could get a chapter done easily by writing, and meeting those short artificial deadlines.

You see? We respond to deadlines. If you spent some time in college, you might have told an all-nighter or two in order to get a paper done. You had two or three months to get it done, but the deadline was looming it had to be turned in the next day. Or, how many of us have gone to the post office with our tax forms on April 15? I know I have done that a few times. So, we respond to deadlines. To get the ball rolling, create your own artificial deadlines. I would recommend that you create five, six, or 10 minute deadlines.

These short deadlines will help you to get over perfectionism. When you have a deadline of five or ten minutes, you don’t have time to agonize over every word. Of course your writing should be the best you can make it, but that will be accomplished in the editing process (whether you do some editing each day or at the end of the first draft). Right now, your goal is to get the ideas on paper.

Write in Answer to Questions

The third tip is to write in answer to questions. You see, our minds are programmed to answer questions. We know six words that help us with questions. When we hear a group of words starting with one of these particular words. We know that group of works is a question. That can help us with writing because our minds are programmed to answer those questions. I’m sure you have guessed by now, but those words are, “who, what, when, where, why, and how.” I would also add to this list a couple of two word questions, such as, “What then?” and “So what?”

Well, those are some tips for being able to write quickly and easily. First of all you have to find a time to write. Second, you need to create some artificial deadlines and doing that will help you to get your work done. I didn’t mention it, or maybe I did but this helps was perfectionism. Third you should write in answer to questions.

These are the insider tips for writing quickly and easily that every brand new author needs to know.

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If you would like some more in depth encouragement for writing that would move you along step-by-step toward your goal of writing your book, click here.

Video for Blog Posts – The Covid Video Blessing

Watching Video on Computer
Watching Video on Computer

Forced into doing things we are not used to describes the year 2020 for most of us. Video for blog posts is something that some of us discovered as a transferable skill that resulted from us meeting a need during the pandemic.

Along with being a speaker, writer, and book-writing coach, I serve as a bi-vocational minister. Several of my friends in this same category got thrust into some new experiences.

Many of us, as a precautionary measure, quit worshiping at our local churches for a while. That is when many of us started doing online services. I already had a YouTube channel and some experience producing my own videos. Others, though, learned how to do this for the first time.

The Background of the Transferable Skill of Using Video for Blog Posts

I had some experience with Facebook Live, but, as often happens, I had to learn the process all over again in order to record some of our messages. For a while, that was simply done in my home office, but when we decided to return to our church, we continued broadcasting live through Facebook.

Apart from that, I have a wonderful assistant who helps me carry out many tasks that can be time consuming. So, after I learned how to transfer the FB Live videos to YouTube, I trained her in that process too.

We edit the live recording to shorten it somewhat, and to remove any copyright claims for the wider YouTube audiences.

I know I can include the YouTube videos here on this blog, but I wondered if a link could go directly to the Facebook Live video from over a week ago too.

Trying the Temporary Links for Using Video for Blog Posts

So, here goes the experiment.

First, we will include the YouTube video. Some like for me to have these replays up anyway.

Here is the video from a week or two ago:

Here is a listing of that same link:



Now, here is the attempt to go to the original Facebook Live version:

And, again, here is that link:

https://www.facebook.com/randy.carney1/videos/10224508277198421

I guess one way to check this is to publish it temporarily, and then come back and finish editing the bog post.

Since I am writing in real time, let me just say, “I will be back in a minute.” 🙂

I left and published temporarily and both of the links worked. So, you can use Facebook Live videos as well as YouTube links. (I will have to keep checking back to see how long the Facebook video links will work.)

Using Facebook Live to Produce Video for Blog Posts

How To Use Facebook Live To Get More Traffic To Your Website could be an alternate heading for this section.

Facebook Live is a quick and easy way to produce a video for a blog post that assists Internet marketers to get more traffic to their websites.

The bottom line here is that this is a quick way to produce a video for your blog post. Doing this gives you an almost unfair advantage. You will get more traffic to your website over other Internet marketers by inserting videos into your blog posts.

All Internet marketers should check out this tool because using it is a very quick way to produce videos. Once the video processes where it comes up when you open up Facebook, all you have to do is copy the url and use it as a link to a picture in your blog pos

Here’s why Facebook Live is so important…

You can start on an article, cut away to do a video, and then come right back.

How can you get started with video very quickly?

  • Go to your Facebook page
  • Click on the “Live Video” link
  • Your camera will come on and you will see yourself in the lower right corner
  • About half-way down on the left side of the page, you will see the word, “post”
  • You can go down two items below that and click on the down arrow to choose to share to your timeline, to a page you manage, or to a group
  • I would recommend putting in a title, but it is optional
  • Then put in a short description
  • When you are ready, click on “Go Live.”
  • After your presentation, click on “finish,” and then choose where you want to share the video on Facebook.
  • Wait a while for the video to show up on Facebook where you shared it
  • Start the video, and copy the url from the top of the page
  • Then you can place that link in your blog post

And the great news is, this incredible tool costs nothing at present.

You can check out this quick way to produce a video for a blog post by going to your own Facebook page.

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

If you would like more fast writing tips like these, click here.

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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.

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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
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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.

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