You are receiving this message because you subscribed to the Writer to Writer ezine.

*Please note: this is an opt-in list; it is never sent unsolicited - I have zero tolerance to sp*am. Unsubscribe instructions can be found at the end of this email.

Writer to Writer -

June 2011


Brought to you by


(This newsletter is distributed to 6,984 writers!)


Did you know you can write your children's book - in just TWO WEEKS, or LESS?

It's true. There's a SECRET step-by-step system for writing your children's classic in absolute record time.

It's a system that has been refined by many leading authors - and Mel McIntyre wants to share it with you.

Want to learn more? Visit this website right away

(To get your $10 subscriber discount click here after visiting the site above for full info.)




Last time I told you my surgery went extremely well, and I'd had no side effects.

Not long after that, I got a cold, which turned to a chest infection, which turned to pneumonia.  Sheesh!

But I'm almost back to normal now.   I went swimming for the first time since April, but was only allowed to do hydrotherapy.

To be honest, I think that did more for me than the four (yes four!) courses of antibiotics I've had.

Tomorrow I will have my four-weekly transfusion (for my immune deficiency) and fingers crossed it gives the infection the flick.

As you've probably guessed, I've not done a lot lately, but I'm on the mend, and my activity level is getting better. (Hallelujah.)

I've told you before that I love the Warrior Forum.  It's a great place to go, provided you limit your time there - it can be VERY time consuming if you let it get the better of you.

A couple of days ago I bought a video course about making money with Amazon affil*iate sites.  I am about half way through the course (the whole video course is only about an hour in total), and so far it's been excellent, and I expect that to continue.  I have known the creator of the course for a year or so, and it just so happens she is an Australian.

She's making a lot of money with her little sites/blogs. 

You're probably wondering what affili^ate sites have to do with writing.  Let me explain. 

For those who don't know, 'affiliate' simply means that you promote a product or products for the se_ller, and you get a comm_ission for the resulting sa*le.

With Amazon affil*iate sites, it's no different, and Colleen has been making around $1500 per site, per month for a long time now.  She's put together her step-by-step program so others can do the same thing. (You even get to watch over her shoulder as she creates a site.) *Note: this can be easily used to promote products other than Amazon, so it definitely isn't limited to that site.

As to being related to writing, you need to write reviews of the products for this to be successful.  Colleen teaches you how to do that effectively. (And you don't even need to be a writer to do it.)

The best part is she's selling the course for under $10 - and the course will be removed from the WF in a matter of days. Forever.

She's sold over 2,000 copies so far, and not one refund request, which tells you a lot about the content, the quality, and the value of the course.

Take a look at it here.

I also wanted to let you know that there is an 'OTO' - which means 'one time offer' - to get additional products. 

Most of the time I disregard OTO's - because they are not generally worth the money.  But this one is totally related to the main product (which is rare), very high quality, and is extremely worthwhile.

Just one of the products (Colleen's own special WordPress theme) is sold on her own site for $39-95 each - and you get two themes, not one.  The OTO cost is $17, and you get way more than the theme. 

Yes, I bought it, and if you buy the course, I suggest you strongly consider the OTO - but only if you can afford it.

Don't be put off if you don't know how to create a WP blog, Colleen walks you through that as well. (However, I don't recommend you use Firepow as she does unless you have a bottomless wallet. It's a membership that costs $127 per month!) If you buy the course and have problems with installing and/or setting up the blog, email me and I'll see what I can do to help.

Here's that link again - I strongly suggest you check it out.

Okay, onto this issue.

Last week I was watching "Forensic Files" - one of my favourite television shows. This particular episode was about a young girl who was murdered.

The police found her car, which was covered in blood.  The lead detective told the audience that he'd said something along these lines to his colleague:

"The car is covered in blood, this looks bad for the girl."

To be honest, I almost laughed out loud, despite the fact it was a true story. The reason - we didn't need to be told it looked bad; the car was literally covered in blood on the inside.

Many fiction writers make this fatal mistake on a regular basis.  The reader/viewer doesn't need to be told what is blatantly obvious. 

And yes, I am going somewhere with this. Dawn Carrington has written an article that delves into this very subject - stating the obvious.  Make sure you check it out.

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

Til next time…





Current and Past Issues:


You can also read this issue online here:

If you missed the last issue, you'll find it here:


Visit the Writer2Writer Shop for More Resources


To avoid non-delivery of your newsletter, please whitelist - otherwise your spa^m filters may reject any correspondence sent.

FR^EE Resource for Writers

Evan Marshall is giving away FR~EE copies of his ebook  The Marshall Plan Fiction Makeover.

If you haven't downloaded it already, grab your fr-ee copy now - before he changes his mind. He pulled it down once already, and I had to convince him to put it back up on the site!

*If you already have the book, still visit the site - there are now lots of goodies and freebies at the site. (Articles, Podcasts, Writing Tips, and more.)

popular & Recommended Reading:


Finding Your Romance—Which Genre is Right for Me?

Is Your Hero a Celebrity? 

Volunteering for Pay

Marketing for Authors: Writing Book Specific Copy

Save Time by Using Your Research Wisely


Please nominate for Writer's Digest  101 Best Websites by sending an e-mail to with “101 Best Websites” in the subject line. In the body, tell them something you like about the site.

Motivational Quote:


There are no short cuts to any place worth going.

-      Beverley Sills


Right now, the online world is literally begging for writers. People that can tap out a few words - providing content for the millions of sites out there.

You don't have to have a lot of experience, you just have to be able to piece together a few simple sentences - and submit them to the SECRET ONLINE WRITING MARKETS that most people have absolutely NO idea about.

Want to learn more? Visit this website right away (Click here to save $10)

Please support and the Writer to Writer newsletter by purchasing through the affiliate and advertising links in this newsletter. This keeps the newsletter and other information (such as fr*ee courses) at no charge to subscribers.  Some similar publications are now charging a yearly fee - I'm constantly fighting against that trend.  


Stating the Obvious

Drowning Your Story
in Overused Dialogue

ęDawn Rachel Carrington - All Rights Reserved


It’s often too easy for mystery and suspense writers to fall back on overused and obvious dialogue just to fill the empty spaces or because the writer isn’t sure what the medical examiner is supposed to say at that point in the story. You’ve heard a character say it on a police procedural so it must be right. Unfortunately, though, right doesn’t always mean it belongs in your novel.


How many times have we heard “I’ll know more after the autopsy” from a medical examiner on a television show? Sound familiar? It also sounds trite and obvious. After all, of course a medical examiner will know more after he/she can perform the autopsy. Otherwise, he/she would not be needed for the advancement of the plot.


How about “it looks like we have a homicide”? If there’s a dead body at his/her feet with a gunshot wound, there isn’t any need for your detective character to let the reader know there’s been a homicide. That body does the job well enough.


Read the entire article here


How to Revise Your Novel

Did you grab Holly Lisle's new download How to Revise Your Novel(Lite) ?  It's still $5 and it's still the bargain of the year. Holly has advised she may be pulling it down soon (due to some issues with PayPal), so if you want it, go there now otherwise you may miss out. (I still don't know how long it will be available.)


It seems hard to believe, but "copywriters" the world over are making BIG BUCKS from writing simple sales letters.

It's EASY to get started - and you need absolutely no special writing talents.

You just have to be able to write in plain and simple English. The sort of English you'd use when writing a letter to a friend or relative. Once you learn the basics of copywriting, you're ready to embark on your lucrative copywriting career!

Want to learn more? Visit this website right away

(Claim your $10 discount here.)

You want to keep your readers hanging on your every word, but every time you relax your vigilance, your characters start lounging around, talking about the weather, drinking coffee and leaning against walls.    

Every one of us who writes for a living started with all of those problems and a host of others. And every single problem is fixable. In this course, you'll write your way from the simplest of scenes to the most complex. You'll start building with basic scene blocks, write short, compelling practice scenes, and add complexity as you go.

You'll learn how to avoid common pitfalls, find the excitement and conflict in each scene, and write just the important parts.

Click Now to Learn More about
How To Write Page-Turning Scenes


Freebie Alert!

-- Quick Cash Writing Secrets Mini Course

Nick Daws is offering his five-part "Quick Cash Writing Secrets" course at no cost. (You'll need to scroll down the page a bit.) Subscribe at no risk - if you find it's not for you, there's an easy unsubscribe link in every email.

Click Here to Get Started Now!

How Do I?

No questions this month.

If you have a writing-related question, send it here.


If you have any feedback about this newsletter; comments, criticisms, (praise!) sections you'd like to see added, tell me


We are a paying market. Full guidelines are available here, along with current needs.  *Specific needs right now - articles about copywriting, children's writing, and also niche writing. Check guidelines for full details.


Inclusion of a market, contest, anthology or similar is not necessarily an endorsement. It is strongly suggested that you do your own legwork in checking out any markets etc you decide to approach. If you feel wary or uncomfortable, there's probably a reason!


Guidelines for advertising, and ad rates can be found here


All portions of this newsletter are copyrighted, but should you wish to reproduce any article/s, please contact the appropriate author/s for details.

Subscription Details:

Please feel free to forward "Writer to Writer" to your friends, associates, even enemies, provided it is forwarded intact. If you have received this email because someone has forwarded it to you, and you would like to receive your own copy each month, go to to painlessly subscribe. (And grab your free writing-related gifts.)

To change your email address, you will need to unsubscribe, then re-subscribe with the correct details.


You are receiving this newsletter because you subscribed - it is never sent unsolicited.

If you no longer wish to be subscribed, please use the unsubscribe link that can be found below this contact box.

Contact details:

Cheryl Wright, P O Box 140, Dingley Village 3172 AUSTRALIA

(Phone - International: 613 9511-8158   Local: 03 9511-8158)

Legal Stuff:

This ezine is commercial in nature, and by subscribing you consented to receive the advertisements contained herein, and any additional 'solo' advertisements that may be forwarded to you. In some instances receives commissions/fees from third-parties.

My privacy statement:

I will never, ever, (even under torture, threat of eating seafood or having my chocolate supply revoked) give-away, sell or divulge your details.

**Friendly Warning: Clicking below this link will unsubscribe you from the newsletter**