10 Home Decorating Ideas To Quickly Update Any Room

Written by Michael Holland

Not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, try these ten: 1.Rearrange The Furniture- Pull your furniture away fromrepparttar walls. Try positioning it at intriguing angles. For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow living room will makerepparttar 108440 room look wider. 2.Paint A Wall- Paint one wall your favorite color and make itrepparttar 108441 focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note: Make sure thatrepparttar 108442 color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics inrepparttar 108443 room.) 3.Bring In Plants- Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don't have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees. The quality has gotten so good that its hard to distinguish them fromrepparttar 108444 real thing. 4.Lay An Area Rug- An area rug is a wonderful way of defining a conversation area. Try one that complementsrepparttar 108445 room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table. 5.Hang Pictures or Mirror- Hang pictures that reflect your personality. Try frames that are more ornate. When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural element. 6.Group Figurines- Pull out your favorite collectibles. Show off your personality. Find a display area and group related objects together, in sets of three or five. Try and varyrepparttar 108446 shapes.

A Surprising Way to Write a Million Dollar E-Book

Written by Joe Vitale

Ever since Jim Edwards and I wrote our best-selling e-book, "How to Write and Publish Your Own OUTRAGEOUSLY Profitable e-Book --- in as little as 7 days!," people have written to us for advice on how to pick a good subject for their e-book. While we've addressed that question in our book and in other articles, last night I came across a surprising new way to help you pick a million-dollar winner.

Last night I was reading a wonderful old book on creativity. It's titled 'Direct Creativity' and written by Robert Crawford. It's dated and copies of it sell for a lot of money today but it still contains some pure gold. For example, this amazing insight fromrepparttar book lit up my brain cells:

"Most things you consider have several possibilities, not just one."

At first glance that tip might not mean anything to you. But imagine you're looking for a topic for your next e-book --- and you want to be sure it will be a winner. Crawford explained his principle this way:

"You are an author. You lack a good subject for a book. You have been reading 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' But are there not other down-trodden people inrepparttar 108439 world? There might be a story of a down-trodden Indian, or down-trodden African, or a down-trodden Eskimo, or a down-trodden Chinaman, or maybe a down-trodden white person in a northern city. Perhaps you chooserepparttar 108440 story of an American Indian because you feel that you have a mission inrepparttar 108441 world to improve his lot."

Do you see how this works? I love this insight into creativity. What it means for you and your next e-book is this:

Search online forrepparttar 108442 best-selling books of a few decades ago or even of a century or two ago. Just as 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' was a classic and controversial book ofrepparttar 108443 1800's, and one you could adapt into an original e-book of your own today, there are countless other once mega-hit books out there that time has forgotten. You can find such a book, model it, and write a new e-book based on its basic and already proven concept.

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