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Writer to Writer - November 2008 - Issue One

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I am sooooo far behind it's not funny.

Between copywriting, new clients, setting up a new website, coaching, and co-authoring a new product, I'm amazed I've actually had any sleep over the past few weeks.

I've been incredibly busy, and working outrageous hours. Most nights I've still been up at midnight after getting up around 7.30am.

It's nice to be busy, but for some of us, sleep is a necessity. <g>

Here's what been happening since the last newsletter:  I've nabbed two new clients.  One of them is a multi-national business, and he wants me to take over practically all the writing for his 12+ websites, his brochures, external correspondence, and their trade show advertising. 

The other client wants me to create four 'packages' of affiliate materials for her every month. This project alone is worth close to $12,000 per year to me.

Apart from these, I've been busy working with another author, Julia Andersson, and between the two of us we've created a brand-new product called Simple SEO. This ebook is for anyone who wants to be found on the internet; internet marketers, writers, publishers - just about anyone. 

Most website owners have no idea how to get their websites found via the search engines, and this book addresses that problem.

I've talked about Kevin Riley in the past, so if you've been with me a while, you'll recognise the name.  (Kevin is the author of the Home Study Course.)

Kevin, along with Michael Brown, is running a 'giveaway' event, which opened today.  Anyone could contribute to the event, so Julia and I decided we'd write this ebook and contribute it as a way of promoting Resources4Marketers.

The way it works is this:  you 'donate' a product to the event, people sign up for your product, and they're added to your subscriber list (with permission).  Since  Resources4Marketers is a brand-new site, we decided this was a perfect way to get the site known.

So we've been working madly, trying to get everything ready.  The site was partly ready, but still needed a lot of work.  Plus the book had to be written, edited, and edited again.  We needed to have a cover created (which I outsourced), a sales page written, and much more.

It's done; we only just made it.  The deadline was this morning, and I put the finishing touches on the website last night. Phew!

Since I know many Writer to Writer subscribers are interested in internet marketing, it would be very worthwhile for you to check out the giveaway site.  It costs nothing to join, and you'll end up with some very worthwhile products.  Click here to grab products for fr^ee.  (Even if you are not interested in internet marketing, it is worth checking out.)

Many of the products can be resold, and others have affiliate programs attached.  There are some very useful products available.

If you want to join as a contributor (it's not too late), click here to find out more

In regards to Simple SEO, although you can get if fr^ee via this giveaway, it will be sold after the event.  This is the only opportunity you will have to receive this ebook for fr^ee. But you will have to (painlessly) register for the event to get it. (We intend to sell it for $47.)

In the last issue I mentioned some Christmas books I've written.  Two had already been released, and a third was almost ready.  You can now see Caring for Pets at Christmas here:

The other two books are Kids in the Christmas Kitchen and A Beary Merry Christmas. 

As mentioned last time, I am offering a discount to subscribers for the latter two, and you can find all the details here.  (Caring for Pets at Christmas has been priced extremely low already.)

I hope to be able to release more Christmas books again this time next year, as I believe they will bring a good monetary return.

If you are interested in doing something like this, whether it's Christmas, pets, internet marketing, sewing, crafts, or something entirely different, I urge you to learn more.  There are two books that I strongly recommend to you, and they are:  The Low Down on Niches (which is one of my books) or Ewen Chia's Ebook Money Machine. The other product I highly recommend is Kevin Riley's Home Study Course mentioned above, which is not an ebook, but rather a program.

Creating fresh and informative products is a fantastic way to make money from your writing, and as you know, I do so on a regular basis.

And that reminds me - the new Writer2Writer 'shop' is now open! Click to check it out - some brand-new books and products have been added, and I'll continue to add to them as time goes by.  (I've just released How to Write an Autoresponder Course, and this book is there as well.  I'm currently charging $50 per 300 words for autoresponder messages, so it's quite lucrative - and they usually don't take very long to write.)

I've really rambled today, so I'd better move onto the current issue!

November is National Novel Writing Month, so it seemed appropriate for Cheryl Malandrinos to write an article on this subject.  Because I'm way behind, the article is slow getting to you, but Cheryl's tips will get you through the remainder of the month!  (Good luck to all those participating!)

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

Til next time…



p.s. Since this issue is sooo late, the next issue may be too.

p.p.s.  Don't forget to register for the giveaway.  Loads of useful freebies to grab!

p.p.s.s. Check out - I've updated the site and added way more fr^ee stuff!


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  Harness the Power of NaNoWriMo:
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Unless you live in a box you’ve probably heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which takes place every November. In 2007, over 100,000 writers flew by the seat of their pants in an attempt to draft a 50,000-word novel between November 1st and November 30th.

With attendance growing every year, writers from all walks of life should take the principles learned in NaNoWriMo and apply them to their daily writing to increase productivity. 

When reviewing your weekly to-do list, it might be intimidating and overwhelming to see that you have three article deadlines, in addition to, the two chapters of your novel you’ve committed to writing. 

Feeling intimidated and overwhelmed often leads to procrastination. So, how can you stop procrastination before it starts? 



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Hi Cheryl.  I love the newsletter.  I just wanted to let everyone know that my brand new picture book, The Share-a-not, is being released by JoJo Publishing.  It will be in bookstores around Australia from the end of November, and I will be selling signed copies through my website, from the start of November.  The Share-a-not is a rhyming story about a monster who just will not share (subtle title huh?), and has amazing illustrations by Heath McKenzie.

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Anthology Calls for Submissions:


This is a paying market:


The bestselling A Cup of Comfort book series is now seeking submissions for new anthologies. Stories must be true, original, positive, narrative essays (creative nonfiction), and 1,000-2,000 words. Entrants pay no fees.


Full guidelines, terms, and conditions can be found here:








Oh, how we humans love our canine companions -- for so many reasons and in so many ways that one Cup of Comfort collection of uplifting dog stories just wasn’t enough. So we’re giving all you dog-loving writers another opportunity to share your personal stories of canine comfort with a growing legion of dog-loving readers. This volume will feature both serious and humorous anecdotal stories covering a wide range of topics and perspectives and varying breeds of dogs. We do NOT want sad stories about a dog’s illness, injury, or death, though we will consider stories that weave a beloved pet’s illness or death into an otherwise positive story. The story should focus on the dog’s remarkable attributes and/or actions as well as on the special relationship between the dog and his/her human(s).


  Submission deadline: December 15, 2008




When a loved one passes away, comfort is often fleeting and hard to come by. Yet, even a small comfort, like a personal story of how someone has faced a similar loss, does help to ease the sorrow. This volume will feature uplifting personal stories that reveal the special relationships and extraordinary experiences shared by the deceased and his/her loved one(s) immediately before, during, and after the loved one’s passing; it will also includes stories about the internal and external processes by which one deals with and heals from the loss of a loved one. The stories will vary with regard to subject matter, circumstances of death, and the relationship of the author to the individual who has passed away. The book will not include eulogies, profiles/memoirs of people who have passed away, or clinical depictions of death and dying.


  Submission deadline: February 1, 2009


Please note that deadlines are sometimes extended by one to four weeks.




All Cup of Comfort stories must be original; true; appropriate for mainstream Americans (adult, primarily women); inspiring, comforting, and/or uplifting; and 1,000 to 2,000 words.


Creative nonfiction and narrative essays preferred (that is, incorporating such fictive elements as scene, dialogue, character/plot development, imagery, and literary word usage). Whether serious or humorous, the story should be authentic and engaging.


Electronic submissions preferred. One submission per email. Copy and paste (or type) into body of email. No formatting (no indents, centering, doublespace, bold, underline, etc.). To:


Mailed submissions are acceptable. Standard typed manuscript (double-spaced, indents). Send as many submissions per envelope as you’d like, but include one SASE per submission. To: Colleen Sell, 71563 London Rd., Cottage Grove, Oregon, 97424, USA.


Each submission must include: author’s full name, mailing address, email address, phone number, story title, story wordcount, and theme of volume for which it is being submitted (i.e., Grieving Hearts).


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