Garage Sale Addicts/Modern Day Crusaders

Written by John Lundgren


Title: Garage Sale Addicts

Modern Day Crusaders Author: John Lundgren Contact: John Lundgren 518-854-3088

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Great discoveries are announced regularly onrepparttar 117755 "Antique Road Show," where proud crusaders hold up tiny baskets and other finds worth hundreds of dollars. Then they announce torepparttar 117756 multitudes, " I paid 50 cents for this basket so my little dog Sophie would have a place to sleep."

If you don't think stories like this are affectingrepparttar 117757 garage sale landscape, you haven't been to a garage sale recently. On a typical Saturday morning, hoards of garage sale addicts are charging down a street near you! Cars line streets asrepparttar 117758 crusaders pursuerepparttar 117759 impossible dream. Butrepparttar 117760 dream is possible after all; they saw it on The Antique Road Show! That lost Winslow Homer, that Shaker chair, that Tiffany master piece is out there, and they are going to find it!

How I Wrote My First How-To Manual While Working for Somebody Else

Written by Robert Brents


When I decided to write my first how-to manual, I was employed full-time; I had a wife, and a pre-teen daughter who was in every sport and activity imaginable, and I was delivering seminars and training courses at night and on Saturdays. I had no idea when or how I was ever going to get a how-to manual written!

Then one of my mentors suggested that I carry a cassette recorder in my car and dictaterepparttar entire first draft while commuting to my (last) job. And thatís exactly what I did.

When I finished dictatingrepparttar 117750 first draft, I gaverepparttar 117751 tapes to a transcription service and they created an Microsoft Word document fromrepparttar 117752 tapes, which I then edited, published, and marketed and promoted like crazy. Andrepparttar 117753 rest, as they say, is history. As wasrepparttar 117754 job I had been commuting to while I was creating my first how-to manual.

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