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IMMORTALITY IS YOURS FOR THE ASKING

     The words of the “immortal bard” William Shakespeare are forever, which is a type of immortality. Years ago, when I wrote my first novel, a lady lawyer was talking about her life and said “you have your immortality, you wrote a book.” I laughed, thinking I am a spiritual being and my immortality is assured, book or not. But her idea was that I had secured my place in the annals of human memory by writing a book—Dawn’s Revenge, a thriller set in the New Orleans French Quarter.

     A few years ago, at an Artists in Action meeting, Barbara “Stazja” MacFaydden announced a Human Rights international poetry contest with the entry fee of $1.00. At the meeting, I thought of the essence of Human Rights as applied to suppression of art and I scribbled out this poem and read it to the group. It won first place! I didn’t realize it then, but it speaks of immortality.

 

You can’t keep me prisoner
I am a child at one with the universe
I am a song, a poem, a living thing
I care not what you do to me
For I am forever
You cannot contain a song
A poem, a spirit
With your bars
With your fears
With your threats of reprisal for my reaching and touching.
I will be here
Singing, writing my poems
When your bars are rust
When your fears are laughter
And when your threats are but faraway echoes
Vague shreds of something barely remembered
And my song will still ring among the stars.

     You can gain your immortality by writing that book that is in you. It is your song to [...]

By |November 26th, 2013|Book Projects|0 Comments|

GET THAT BOOK OUT OF YOUR HEAD

 

Many are in a state of uncomfortable indecision when they are sitting on a story, or have some expertise they want to share. It is an unsettling low-grade anxiety, having something ticking away inside that must be given birth. Unborn, that golden dream of having it said, expressed in print and preserved forever in your own words will simply die a miserable, frustrated death—unsaid and unsung. You know you have an obligation to do it, a gnawing duty to yourself, like holding your breath, waiting.

So what do you do? Did you try to write it, and after a few pages or chapters just petered out and now you can’t even find the file with your chapters? Does it still flit around in your head like a bee, wanting out and you know if you don’t let it out it will still be in your head in your grave?

If you expect for book sales of your fantastic story to make money, I am sorry. I’ll tell you a secret. Books don’t make money. Only a few Grishams and Ludlums knock it out of the park. Very few non-fiction books make money for the author. So don’t write your fiction book with hopes of it becoming a best seller and leading you to fame and fortune. You are more likely to be struck by a meteorite. I wouldn’t take your money to write your book with that as a promise or a hope without telling you the truth. But if you have a home-run idea, I will tell you that too.

Books do make tons of money for authors who use them to launch or maintain a career or enhance an image. Authors are looked up to [...]

By |November 21st, 2013|Book Projects|0 Comments|

DIY (Do It Yourself) or Get A Ghostwriter?

 

 

Many are in a state of uncomfortable indecision when they are sitting on a story, or have some expertise they want to share. It is an unsettling low-grade anxiety, having something ticking away inside that must be given birth. Unborn, that golden dream of having it said, expressed in print and preserved forever in your own words will simply die a miserable, frustrated death—unsaid and unsung. You know you have an obligation to do it, a gnawing duty to yourself, like holding your breath, waiting.

So what do you do? Did you try to write it, and after a few pages or chapters just petered out and now you can’t even find the file with your chapters? Does it still flit around in your head like a bee, wanting out and you know if you don’t let it out it will still be in your head in your grave?

If you expect for book sales of your fantastic story to make money, I am sorry. I’ll tell you a secret. Books don’t make money. Only a few Grishams and Ludlums knock it out of the park. Very few non-fiction books make money for the author. So don’t write your fiction book with hopes of it becoming a best seller and leading you to fame and fortune. You are more likely to be struck by a meteorite. I wouldn’t take your money to write your book with that as a promise or a hope without telling you the truth. But if you have a home-run idea, I will tell you that too.

Books do make tons of money for authors who use them to launch or maintain a career or enhance an image. Authors are looked up to [...]

By |November 21st, 2013|Book Projects|0 Comments|

IF YOUR BLOG DON’T BARK

 

IF YOUR BLOG DON’T BARK—-Get a ghostwriter for hire

You are in business and you don’t have a blog? Oh, I see, you already have all the business you want! Well then, I’ll hang up and call somebody else who wants to increase sales and make more money.

Oh, you don’t want me to hang up and want to know more about how a blog can help your business? OK, I will give it to you like it is. If you don’t have a presence on the Internet, you are horse and buggy. Even if you run a local business, relying on local customers, people nowadays check you out on the net. If you are not on the net, they choose someone who is unless it is an old long term customer. And then they read what you have written. One negative review sends them to a competitor.

Admit it, you have done it yourself. You looked up a locksmith, or restaurant, or realtor on the net. You chose the most professional and convincing display and information given. You chose according to what resonated in you, the positive reviews, and perceived reliability. Also you liked the blog, right? If he wrote a book about it, how impressed are you about his competence? You want to write a book and don’t know where to start?

Oh, you don’t have time to write a blog or a blog. Good blogs in association with a good webmaster/keyword research expert can 5X your business in weeks. They can put your site on page one in Google, where everyone looks first. Those blogs contained the keywords that shot the site to page one.

No time to write it? Your writing sucks? Hire a professional [...]

How to Write a Book and Self-Publish

Many people want to know how to write a book and get published. Sometimes it’s just about getting help.

The following is a quote from author, James Altucher in his book, “Choose Yourself,” a book on self publishing. 

“Every entrepreneur should self-publish a book, because self-publishing is the new business card. If you want to stand out in a world of content, you need to underline your expertise. Publishing a book is not just putting your thoughts on a blog post. It’s an event. It shows your best curated thoughts and it shows customers, clients, investors, friends and lovers what the most important things on your mind are right now. 

Unfortunately, most people suck at it.” 

You see, this is what I am saying about moving to the next level. Write a book. If you suck at it, get a ghostwriter to do it for you, writing it just like you would, giving you not just an edge, but a whole new dimension. 

I will give you a FREE consultation—however long it takes—to figure out how to get your book written in a cost affordable way for you. Contact me now. Your idea, your career, you, are perishable. Don’t go to waste. 

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Hire a Ghostwriter

Reach your goals- hire a ghostwriter!
Do you feel that you have gone just about as far as you can go? Does it seem like you have hit a wall and that you just don’t have any more push to get you over it? As a matter of fact what is on the other side of that wall doesn’t seem worth the effort to rappel over, jump, or climb it.
There is a reason for that. Once upon a time you had a dream, and you worked toward that dream, and what do you know, I bet you achieved that dream and didn’t know it. Now that dream is holding you back.
Many years ago when I started practicing law I postulated, set myself a goal, to be competent. I worked hard, my stats soared, and then in a couple of years they crashed. I was working as hard as ever, but I was going nowhere.
Then I realized that I had become “competent.” There was nowhere else to go. I was dead in the water. So I re-set myself another goal, and I was off and running.
But there is more to it than that. You need to write up your “hat”, your job, that got you to the point of your goal. Until you do that, you are stuck in the past, stuck in the vision you had for that goal, even though you are off running after something else. You have to “write up your hat” to be free of it to proceed with a new dream. When you write it up, you preserve it but you put it behind you. You are no longer anchored by it.
Do you need [...]

Writing Tips: What’s in a Title?

WRITING TIPS: THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR BOOK TITLE
The last blog was on book covers, and incidentally the title. This blog is about how vital your title can be to success. Here are some title you know of, but didn’t know how close these great books came to being zero because of the title.

Tenderness became Lady Chatterly’s Lover. Hurrah for the Red White and Blue became The Great Gatsby. Twilight became The Sound and the Fury. Hemingway was a terrible chooser of titles: The Parts Nobody Knows, To Love and Write, How Different It Was, With Due Respect, The Eye and the Ear, were choices for the title chosen by his widow, A Moveable Feast. Other bad choices by Hemingway were As Others Are, The World’s Room, An Italian Chronicle, The Sentimental Education of Frederick Henry, became A Farewell to Arms.

Once The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was once called The Mute! Or The Red Badge of Courage was one called Private Fleming, His Various Battles.

What do these titles have in common?
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Red Badge of Courage
The Blackboard Jungle
Tender is the Night
A moveable Feast
The Catcher in the Rye
The Grapes of Wrath?

These titles are metaphors. They put two things together that don’t ordinarily go together. They are intriguing, resonant, and provide exercise for the reader’s imagination.

When you name your book, you will find it is harder than you think. But just know that the success of failure of your book hangs on the title. Raymond Chandler said “A good title is the title of a successful book.” It is like the final putt in a golf game; it can make or break you at [...]

DOES YOUR BLOG BITE?

Does your blog bite?

Maybe you don’t have a blog at all. If you are in any kind of business, not having a blog leaves you eating the dust behind your competitors. If you are on the internet, you have read interesting blogs of different kinds of businesses, and which ones do you remember? Of course some stood out, head and shoulders over the others.

What was it about those memorable blogs that you remember? You probably remember the name of the company too. What does that tell you?

It tells me that good blogging is a strong part of good marketing. So why aren’t you blogging? No time to write it, not up to it?

Call me, let me show you, free of charge, how you can put together a killer blog that will give you great exposure, identity and sales. Every day you waste is another day of income you lose.

“He who tooteth not his own horn, finds his horn does not get tootethed.” (Winston Churchhill’s version of an old Bible quotation)

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How to wake up the genius writer in you

What makes you hot?

In reading, that is.

I get hot about great writing. String a line of words across a page and it either touches part of me that wants touching and makes me smile or change in some small way, or it is just part of dull scenery. There is the skill of an artist; to create an image that resonates in another—communicates what was sent by the writer, painter, singer, or athlete that makes you hold your breath seeing the exquisite moves on the court or field. All are art.

Genius is resident in the unborn child. Some of us learn by watching, and by study and labor may dig out some of our sleeping genius that I think is in all of us. When I find an author that does this to me I read him or her dry, and grieve on closing the last page of the last book as losing a dear friend, then go on a search for another. Finding the exquisite is my paycheck for putting up with the rest of what I see and experience.

This series of blogs will attempt to show how writers do it, and how they create this effect, for it is a skill that can be learned, and who knows, maybe your genius is not only resident, but is drowsing, just needing a wake up call. I hope it will show you how to wake up the genius in you.

What Do I Do First-I Just Have to Write This Book

What Can I Write About?
I want to write a book where do I start?

So you have a book in you wanting to get out?

I know precisely how you feel. It is something itching to be told, an idea unborn except in your mind, literally knocking on the wall of your soul, begging to be let out.

You are at a fork in the road.

One road carries you to the divine consummation of having it written, a piece of you in words on the page of the book you hold in your hand. You can’t stop smiling.

The other road takes you to somewhere like despair—knowing you could have done it, but now that all too perishable idea has folded its delicate wings and fluttered one last time when you do the same yourself—unwritten, untold, gone forever.

So it is up to you to choose. You dance or die. It is all too simple to start.

So start.