Written by Doug C. Grant

You're busy.

You've got a bunch of e-mails to send. You hitrepparttar keyboard. Wham...bam...out they go.

Most go to people you don't know or know only casually. WHOA!

Consider this. Every word in those e-mails is creating an image of who you are...particularly with those who don't know you personally or know you only slightly.

What are your words saying about you? That you're warm and personable? Or, that you're curt, formal and indifferent?

Yeah...I hear you. E-mail is supposed to be a brief and fast medium of communication. You don't have time to be warm and personable?


It's easier than you think. And requires only five extra seconds. Less time than it takes to blow your nose.

Here's what you do before writing an e-mail:

1. Imagerepparttar 129882 person in your mind. If you don't know them, imagine what they look like. So who cares if it isn't reality. Dorepparttar 129883 person a favor and make them beautiful or handsome.

2. Now, smile at that person. That's right. Smile! If you're around other people and you don't want to look like a grinning idiot, at least smile inwardly.

Top 7 Hot Selling Points To Implement Before Writing Chapter One

Written by Judy Cullins

Market while you write withrepparttar essential seven "hot selling points." These help you write more focused, compelling copy, make halfrepparttar 129880 edits, have a guide to write your chapters, and speed uprepparttar 129881 writing process. When you write a book with an angle, you'll sell hundreds, even thousands of copies before you even print your book.

1. Write for your one preferred audience. Not everyone wants your book. Find out what audience wants/needs your book? What problems does your book solve for them? Create an audience profile and keep your audience's picture in front of you as you write. Ask yourself, is my topic narrow enough? The Chicken Soup For The Teenager, For The Prisoner, and other specific groups sold far more copies thanrepparttar 129882 original Chicken Soup.

2. Write a sizzling book title and front cover. You have 4 seconds to hook your potential buyer. The cover itself sells more books than any other part. Bookstore buyers buy mainly by cover designs. Your title must compel your audience to buy. If you want an agent or publisher your title and subtitle are vital.

3. Write a thirty-second "tell and sell." You only have a few seconds to impressrepparttar 129883 media,repparttar 129884 agent,repparttar 129885 bookseller, andrepparttar 129886 individual buyer. Include your title, a few benefits, andrepparttar 129887 audience. Include a few sound bites that grab attention. You may also want to compare your book to a successful one. Passion at Any Age: Renew, Recharge and Reinvent Your Life is repparttar 129888 Artist's Way for seniors.

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