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Tip: Raining in California…interesting writing subjects

It never rains in California. Over the past 5-10 years that has become more true than we Californians want to believe. We are in a drought. I'm noticing more and more articles/posts/comments being created that center around how to life with and survive in this condition. In our digital world there doesn't seem to ever be enough information. So this is the writers cue to start writing their take on the subject in the news. Doesn't have to be the drought, but look at what people are talking...

Book Design and Writing: How to Research Your Subject Matter…

I know this sounds hard but think about it. -- Ask yourself why you are interested in this subject and where have you found your information to get you feeling this way. Magazines, TV, internet, social groups, book, newspapers, seminars. -- Gather all your notes from any of these

Book Design & Writing: Happy New Year! It's Time to Write…

May the new year bring you many new experiences. What was last year about for you? What was the most exciting experience? Did you write about it? Is it part of your existing book? Books come from all around us, the places we go, the things we do, the people we know. Start that book today! Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion. Karrie Ross Click here to get to the website http://www.bookcoverdesigner.com

Self Publishing: A success story for Bunny!

From time-to-time I received emails thanking me and telling me about success stories. Here is one I received recently from Bunny Mitchel in the UK. ---------------- From: "bunny mitchell" Hi Karrie I just wanted to write to thank you, most sincerely for all the emails you have sent me with advice on self publishing. I have found them so helpful and, working on a tight budget, have really appreciated this free advice. The best advice you gave me was to do something every day...

Book Design: Now what was that phrase again…? Finding the lost words.

I just heard about this site http://www.netspeak.org that finds words that finish phrases for you... all you do is type in the part you remember and a symbol suchs as ?  *  {   }  and it's little wheel starts spinning and poof there is a list of completions for you to choose from. I wonder if they have an app? I know when I write I don't always remember the phrases I'd like to use and tell stories about... this will come in handy. Do you know of any other tools that might add to the...

Book Design & Writing: How to Take Research and Make it into a Book…

Now that you have the outline, table of contents or back cover copy. Start taking notes, cut statements from magizines etc. and put them into which ever organization system you choose to create. Take advantage of moments of stillness, waiting rooms, restaurants when you are alone, business trips etc to address the subject matter. Strike up conversations with people and do a Q&A. Ask questions that pertain to your chapter headlines, keep writing down all the questions that come to mind...

Book Design & Writing: How to Organize Your Materials…

Sounds simple enough...maybe. When I started writing my books I gathered all the 'stuff' I'd been collecting for years and put it in stacks. That didn't work. So I wrote up an outline and separated the stacks into each of the chapters and created subheads. This worked for a few books, then I got stuck...so someone suggested I dictate because they felt it was easier for me to talk it and once it was transcribed I was able to take it and create the chapters and such. Another way is to put...

Book Design: Can writing the back cover help write the book?

For all of you who are struggling with either writing a book or the back cover copy... the answer is yes, I believe if you write the back cover copy first it can help with your book outline as well as the book outline helping with the back cover copy... they help eachother. Think about it... the back cover consists of a headline that is targeting your niche. Next it contains a paragraph stating the sell points in the book followed by bullets of the most important learnings and finally a...

Book Design: 5 Things to Know About Picking Your Book Subject…

First to be a writer ask yourself...What are your taltents? What do you want to do or what interests you? Do you enjoy writing or are you looking for a ghost writer to help you along? What motivates you? How will you use this book you will be writing and why? Once you've figured out your motives move on to this next step. Here are 5 things to consider when writing a non-fiction book. 1. Do you have a subject you are just edging to write about and share your experiences? 2. Do you have the...
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