Written by Craig Lock

Continued from page 1

I find it excellent and powerful writing; but quite "heavy reading". What did you think of that style of writing?

How's this for an opening line for a novel?

"James walked intorepparttar hotel and it was as if he was struck by a bolt of lightning. He instantly went into a state of shock, asrepparttar 129407 past ten years of his life flashed through his mind, as in an instant replay. It was too much to all take in in a second. His legs began to tremble, as if they had turned into instant jelly. They could barely hold his slight frame, as he struggled with all his might to hold his body upright. Out of his numbness he could see seated atrepparttar 129408 end ofrepparttar 129409 barrepparttar 129410 face ofrepparttar 129411 man that was indelibly printed onrepparttar 129412 deepest recesses of his subconscious mind,repparttar 129413 striking features that had haunted him all those years. It was repparttar 129414 same mysterious man, who in an instant had turned his entire world upside down and consumed James's every waking thought forrepparttar 129415 past decade."

Was that "a bit over-the-top" writing? "Did I need to say "mysterious man"? Do you want to read on?

Perhaps that could berepparttar 129416 first paragraph of my next book? Would you be interested in reading a book with a beginning, like that?

Or this one from my novel "Angolan Dawn"

"It was just getting light with that certain freshness inrepparttar 129417 air of early morning. Albertina Kangombe sawrepparttar 129418 figure of her husband Marcelino receding inrepparttar 129419 distance downrepparttar 129420 sandy track, walking slowly downrepparttar 129421 gentle hill. She saw him turn around once to look at her but he could not seerepparttar 129422 tears of sadness running down her face. She wondered when she would see her dear, strong husband again. He was a tall man but he became smaller and smaller as she saw him gradually receding intorepparttar 129423 distance on that early January morning. And then he was gone...

Time to end off (I've done enough "work" re-writing this lesson) already....

Stimulate your imagination torepparttar 129424 fullest. then go withrepparttar 129425 flow. Observe life and jot down notes about your thoughts and feelings . Then "makerepparttar 129426 words dance to your tune".

"Don't spend your days, stringing your instrument - start making your own brand of music right NOW. "

See you next week, when we'll talk more about style and grammar. Oh no, not another boring lesson!

I hope this information may be helpful to you in your creative writing.

Happy writing

Craig Lock "Information and Inspiration distributor"

Distribute Your Self-Published Book Online (Part 2)

Written by Judy Cullins

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Atrepparttar bottom of each email is a signature file. It should have your name and title, your top benefit, a free offer, a link to where your book is sold, your email and Web address, and your local phone number. Everyone onrepparttar 129406 net accepts this subtle promotion form. If you do not include it, you are passing up an easy way to draw attention to your product.

5. Distribute through your own Web site.

Creating your Web site with marketing pizzazz. Don't just be creative and put up colorful graphic. Put up order pulling ad copy that convinces your visitor to buy. Create a sales letter that includes links torepparttar 129407 buying page where your customers can buy. Be sure your sales letter is long enough to include your customers' resistance, benefits and features of your book, and multiple testimonials. Ask a book or Web coach to guide you.

6. Distribute through someone else's Web site.

Other ePublishers want your books--both print and eBooks. Each wants you to write a 100 word or less blurb (including benefits and testimonials). They will sell, distribute, and keep track of your sales, sending you a check every few weeks or so. They take different commissions. Most give you royalties of 30-50% depending on whether it is a print or eBook. You may want to investigate

7. Get an ISBN number.

When you put an ISBN number on your book, you are listed in "Books-in-Print." Libraries, bookstores and ISBN require it. Forrepparttar 129408 money and amount of work this is, you may do better than putting your energy into other Online venues. You pay $225 for 10 or $800 for 100 today.

8. Distribute through a sales letter straight from your email.

Every time I want to promote my teleclasses, I send a sales letter. The letter followsrepparttar 129409 free report I already sent a few weeks ahead torepparttar 129410 same egroup. You may already have your ezine subscribers in a list. Collect all kinds of lists of emails to include satisfied customers, teleclass participants, ePublishers, or fellow networkers.

Send sales letters that promote your books, your classes, or your service. Once, I learned this follow-up method of staying in touch with my target audience, sales rose from $75 a month to $3000 a month in about a year. Each month, count profits, not numbers of books sold! Internet authors get to keep allrepparttar 129411 money!

After several years of research and submitting to traditional publishing and distribution venues, I got discouraged and decided to become an author's advocate. I turned torepparttar 129412 Internet 2 years ago, and find that with a little delegation, a little study with a knowledgeable coach, a little attention, and a little money, my great-selling eBooks earn enough for me to make my living this kind, gentle, and easy way. I encourage you to try it!

Judy Cullins: author, publisher, book coach Helps professionals manifest their book and web dreams eBook: _Ten Non-techie Ways to Market Your Book Online_ Send an email to FREE The Book Coach Says... includes 2 free eReports Ph:619/466/0622

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