This shocked me.
In one of the writer’s groups I’m in, a woman told us how she’d been excited about her plans.
She wanted to write four books that year. And she said that to her daughter.
The daughter’s reaction?
"Ha! You’ve not even been able to write ONE book the last four years."
I don’t know about you…
…but when I see that something is "free," I automatically think "it must be junk."
Why else would they give it away for free?
Luckily there are exceptions. Like this one:
==> http://malka.im/goodriter <==
It’s a huge giveaway, available right now, with resources for writers.
They are normally products you have to pay for.
Let me give you some examples:
>>> All it takes is a click and your email here http://malka.im/goodriter
Two months ago, I told you about a plugin to Firefox and Chrome called Kindle Spy.
Since then, I haven’t used it much.
Not because it’s bad – on the contrary.
But if you remember what I wrote back then, then you’ll know that I found a gold nugget – a hidden gem – and that I intended to explore it.
So together with a good friend I’ve been busy writing 😀
We’ve written two books in that niche. One is already published, and we publish the other one at the end of this week.
We haven’t spent one cent on advertising. We haven’t done free days or anything. No promotion at all. And here are the results.
Where does inspiration for writing come from?
A couple of years ago, I got the idea to something that could end up as a series… It was a slight problem, of course, that back then I’d never as much as finished one novella. So other than writing the introduction to this series, I kept it on the back-burner.
Then I took this course in writing a romance, but I couldn’t help myself. I added a murder… and before I knew it a guardian angel had sneaked inside the book.
I’m not possessed by ideas about guardian angels in general. In fact, I don’t think I have one. It’s not something I’ve considered. But my series idea had to do with one very special guardian angel: A curvy, clumsy, cougar guardian angel, I later named Amber Shapiro.
Now I had a connection between my first finished novella and the series idea.
I went on to write the guardian angel story, and lately I finished the second one of those, and a funny thing happened:
The more I learned about that universe, the more things made sense.
When Ryan Leonard asked me a few months back to try his “25 minute method”, I wasn’t convinced…
I was writing pretty fast already. I could easily spit out 2,000 words of non-fiction per hour. Fiction went slower, but I would normally write 750-1000 words in 45 minutes.
“Try it,” he said. And I said, “Okay.”
My first trial went well, and already the second time I used his system, I wrote 3295 words in 100 minutes.
That’s an 33% increase!
And now you get the chance to learn this system, too:
His system wouldn’t work, though, unless you have a plot to follow, and that’s why he’ve included an Universal Plot Creator in his package.
I love Ryan’s system! Really! I love what it has done for my fiction writing speed, and I can even see ways to use this for non-fiction as well.
But it gets better.
Buy Ryan’s “25 Minute Fiction” because that will lead you to an upsell that’s simply INCREDIBLE!
Lynn Johnston, a professional editor and writing coach, is doing a live workshop, where she’s writing a novel online. She’s going through all the steps, from idea to plot, to scene structure, etc., and she’s going to show you everything.
Some of it will be videos she’s recently recorded. Other things will be live. And she’s also going to show you her raw draft as the book comes together.
I’m really excited about this class! Really!
I know you’re curious about prices, and this is really affordable.
The front end product costs $17, and the live workshop costs only $97. If you’ve considered other writing courses, you’ll KNOW that this is really a good bargain.
I will be offering an awesome bonus – a mini-course in writing a novel by Lynn Johnston – but right now I have a free gift for you.
I did an interview with Lynn earlier today, and you can find it here, and let me tell you what it isn’t:
It’s NOT an interview where Lynn talks about herself.
It’s a video, bursting full of tips for fiction writers, like:
And much more.
Bring popcorn and take notes. It’s that good.
Somewhere deep down inside myself, I never thought that day would happen.
I wanted to write a novel, but most of the time it was just a faint dream. And the few times I did something about it, I wrote a couple of chapters and then hated my work.
If it hadn’t been for a course I stumbled upon, I probably would still be dreaming.
I’ll tell you more about this course soon, but for now, allow me to present the cover for my first novella:
Tina Adams has created this cover, and she’s really worked on the details. You’ll understand when you read the story.
The story takes place in 1851 in Texas, and it’s a romantic cozy mystery.
Actually, it’s the prelude to a series that takes place in modern age, and I’ve written the first three chapters of the first book in that series.
What do you think?
Three books about writing dialogue. I highly recommend the two of them.
Some good points in the book, but it left me with the impression that something was missing. And to be honest, I remember nothing about what I read. So either I’m stupid (and you can stop applauding now) or the author didn’t do a good job of teaching the stuff.
I could easily have left out this book from my reading experience.
Great report by Rob Howard about how to write dialogue. I recommend that you get this and learn from it.
This is one of the best books I’ve EVER read.
The author shows different ways to write and use dialogue, and what’s better: It’s easy to remember what you’ve learned after reading it, even if you — like I mostly do — read just before I go to sleep.
Dazzling dialogue! Yes, indeed. You MUST have this book, if it’s the only one you ever buy in your life.
(I already had another title from this author, and I immediately bought a third one last night, after I read more of this book. It’s excellent, splendid, fantastic, superb, awesome…)