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Writer to Writer - January 2009 - Issue Two

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Okay, so it's already February, but I'm late with the January issue, so I'm calling it January. <g>

It is hot, hot, hot here in Australia.  We're experiencing a heat wave, and have been for many days.  In Melbourne, where I live, we've had several days of at least 43 degrees (Celsius!) which is well over 100 F.

Despite having cooling, it feels like I'm going to melt any minute.

Unfortunately, when it's so hot, I don't think straight, which means I'm nowhere near as productive.

I mentioned last time that The Writer's Guide to Time Management: How to Boost Your Productivity and Earn More! was nearly ready.  It's closer now than last time, but still not quite there.

I *hope* to have it available by the end of the week. As soon as it is, I'll let you know.

The grandchildren went back to school yesterday so things will get back to normal again. <very big grin!>

Whoever invented six-week school holidays aught to be shot - entertaining 6-9 year olds is not easy. <sigh>

I've been quite busy over the school holiday period with a few copywriting projects.  I'm just finishing off one such project, combined with school starting again, which should  mean I get back on track in the next few days.

Thanks to all who voted for Writer2Writer in the recent Preditors and Editors Poll.  We unofficially finished in the Top Ten of all nominated sections! Official results are yet to be posted.

I always forget to welcome new subscribers, so apologies to everyone who falls into that category.  I'm always very mindful of how much of your time I'm taking, and try to keep the editorial fairly short.

As you can see, I quite often fail!

So Welcome. I do appreciate each and every subscriber! (Please forgive my tardiness.)

Okay, now for the big news...  Late last year I joined Kevin Riley's online Product Creation Workshop with several other people.  If you've been with me for a while, you'll know I have a lot of time and respect for Kevin, and we've become quite good friends over the last year or so.

Many of you have purchased Kevin's Home Study Course, which I believe is an absolutely awesome product, and I'll never deviate from that.

As a result of the online product creation workshop I  undertook last year, Kevin has released a new product.  In essense, it's similar to the Home Study Course, but goes even further.  It is a physical product and includes 8 CD's plus worksheets etc. 

On the right is a quick preview.



The Product Creation Lab Private Workshop  is more expensive than the Home Study Course because it's a physical product, but it also goes deeper with the content.  I've been in negotiations with Kevin, and we've come up with a way to offer you this product at a discounted rate. 

So... this will be available very soon, and the minute is it, I'll let you know.  I am extremely excited about being able to bring you this offer, as I truly believe all writers can earn a great income with niche writing.

I'm also excited as I have several new ideas planned for Writer2Writer for 2009, and I can't wait to implement them.

You may be aware that last year I secured an affiliate manager to help me out.  Craig (Campbell) has been so helpful and supportive, that I recently asked him to also undertake the role of site manager.

This means that Craig is also handling customer service issues. If you have problems with downloads etc, Craig will sort them out for you. His details are supplied to you with each purchase, so if you need him, you should be able to contact him fairly easily.

Craig and I have discussed the possibility of adding a forum to Writer2Writer, and have decided to go ahead with it. While a newsletter is a good way to portray information, the forum will go that step further and address your specific concerns.  It will also be a meeting place for writers, where you can discuss problems, issues, ask questions etc. My aim is to have this up and running in the next few weeks, so look out for notification when it's ready!

Another thing we're implementing is a 'success' newsletter.  Well, not a newsletter exactly.  It will simply be a short email with some tips and tricks etc., to help you with your writing. This will be sent just once a month, because you know how I feel about flooding people's inbox.

We hope to have all of these up and running very soon.

If you have any ideas you feel would like to see implemented, drop me a line and let me know.

Before we get onto this issue, there's just one last thing I want to tell you.  I recently wrote a short report for both new and experienced Internet Marketers, and since I know there are several people on this list who want to make an income online, I decided to offer it here.  It is completely F-R-E-E, so it won't cost you a cent.

I normally ask people to sign up to get it, but since you're a subscriber, you don't need to do that. Grab your copy here.

Okay, time to move onto the current issue!

This month Judy Bagshaw discusses writing groups, and gives some suggested links.  I've been member of a particularly strong critique group for around nine years. If you get the right group, it can make a huge difference to your writing career.

Okay, that's it from me - time to sit back and enjoy this issue.

Til next time…




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These are all articles recently added and/or relevant to this time of year -


Tips to Help You Stick with Your Writing Goals

The Motivation Factor

Bust Through Holiday Stress and Keep Writing

Back to School and Your Writing Schedule

Boost Your Writing Income

Check out Stephanie Bond's Blog, which has some great information. (Scroll down to January 4 - Rebooting)


Motivational Quote:


The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

--Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies


Struggling to get published in Fiction?

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Birds of a Feather:

Romance Writing Groups


Judy Bagshaw- All Rights Reserved



For several years now, I have belonged to a Yahoo romance writing group, BBWRomanceWriting--writers who are interested in creating stories with plus sized characters, particularly plus-sized heroines. The atmosphere in the group is so welcoming and supportive and I have become friends with many of my fellow group members. We have created two anthologies in the past year and had them published. We are working on a third. It is a wonderful collaboration.

Writing, no matter your genre, can be a very solitary pursuit. It is important to find ways to get out and mingle with other writers. You need to share successes and frustrations. You benefit from critique partnering, and opportunities for workshops and industry speakers. If you haven’t a writer’s group in your community to join, or if you are unable to easily leave your home, an online group could fit the bill.

Romance writing groups abound online and it is relatively easy to find one that fits well with you and your personality. It is not possible to include information on every group available, but with an initial search, I found these. There are MANY more. My advice is to run your own search and find one that feels like a good fit for you. I have included their group descriptions where available.


      Read the entire article here



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