A writer and the parasites that prey on him or her

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As you may have noticed LearningCreators.com (and the rest of my sites) have been down for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, I (and my sites) were subject to that modern abomination known as a hacking attack. It was perpetrated

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DT – It’s not just about your reader. Why do you want to write a book? It matters.

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Before you write a book, you need to plan your book. But there’s more to your plan than just what you want to say. Stephen R. Covey said, “Start with the end in mind.” A well designed planning process for

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Physically Writing Your eBook – Typing if you remember what that is

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I’m back … sorry, getting the course up and running kind of got in the way. Okay so last article was on writing your ebook by handwriting … good & bad. Today’s article is on typing … or more correctly

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DT – Self-publishing? Small press? Or big-boy Imprint? Use a name & logo. Only quality reveals the truth.

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If you are self-publishing you are by definition an indie author. Unfortunately, indie authors have gained a reputation for being poor authors. Primarily because the books are often unedited and poorly packaged. This problem has been made worse by the

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DT – A mind is a terrible thing to waste. A writer’s mind a crime. Don’t waste yours. Read. Then write.

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We all have something to say with our lives. Some skill that another needs that we are willing to share. Some knowledge that will fulfill others. Some experience that will enlighten others. You have something to say. You owe it

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Physically Writing Your eBook – Four Methods of Putting Words to Paper

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So far we’ve kind of concentrated on getting the words out there. But we haven’t really talked about the physical task of getting words on paper. And of course you can’t be writing your ebook without putting words on paper,

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DT – Rewrites kill! Outline your book in detail before you leave your blood on the floor.

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Traditional writing systems are predicated on the rewrite. The writer starts from a general book outline, writes the words, refining as they go and then presents the finished beauty to the world. The editor then goes and slashes the manuscript

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Creativity and Writing Ebooks Part 2

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Lord Tunderin’ Jaysus, bye …. why does my accent change whenever I mention COD? I know I’m fishin’ for an intro with that one. Bait at least it isn’t as bad as my second pun! (You know you’re in trouble

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DT – A good book without a reader is just a waste of bookshelf space.

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As a writer your job is to communicate your opinions to your readers. But communications requires two agents: yourself as writer and your reader. It all happens in the interaction between the two of you. If either is missing, there

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How do You Blog? What is Content Marketing and Why Should You Care?

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Content marketing is a concept that every blogger — whether they blog for money or for pleasure — needs to know about. But what is it? In this blog entry, you’ll discover the answer.

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DT – There’s no getting around it. Writing a book is work no matter how much fun it is. So make it as easy as you can.

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There seems to be a myth that writing a book (including ebooks) is romantic and easy to do. The truth is an overripe egg to the myth’s caviar. Ask any writer and they’ll tell you that writing is work. And

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