How Does Santa Make Out His List? (humor)

I’ll let you in on a secret: I know Santa Claus. And I received a letter from him with his Christmas list. “Dear Kristin, “Thank you for the homemade cookies last year. For some reason, people seem to forget that I’m not planning to lose weight, thank you very much. I don’t have a peanut allergy and I’m not lactose intolerant. Up here at the North Pole, we don’t get nonsense like that. But you wouldn’t believe some of the notes I get in lieu of cookies. “‘Santa, you’re too fat, get real, love Dr. Phil…Dear Santa, you’re in violation of the no-fly zone, signed, the Coalition…Dear Santa, you’re using slave labor and oppressing our elf minorities, peace, the Rev. …

How Can You Write For Fun And Profit?

Word Count: 1022 Summary: You really can profit from writing only about what interests you. Don’t worry about the market or the editors. Write for yourself. Not only will it be more fun and rewarding for your soul but for your checking account as well. Keywords: write, writing, publish, edit, profit, market, advice, help, tip, article, improve, skill, book, ebook, blog, ezine, newsletter Article Body: Every writer dreams of the day when they can profit from their writing. While income opportunities abound for writers each method has drawbacks. Newspaper and magazine reporters can make a good living but their subject matter is often closely regulated and directed. Corporate writing can be even more lucrative but even more tightly controlled. Freelance …

How the Writer Survives

So it’s your dream to write novels? Be a freelance writer and make a living off of your articles? Or maybe you nurture an ambition to write and sell enough short fiction to put bread on the table, like those writers of the golden age of the pulps? Well, those are all noble dreams to have. I’m smitten by the writer’s glamour myself. Also I’m grateful for the others who were, those authors whom I love to read and return to time and again. I’m grateful that they possessed not only their artistic vision, but also the sheer stubbornness and will to persevere and see their dreams become reality. So we’ve settled on the fact that we want to be …

How Synchronicity And Jung Appear In The Creative Process

Word Count: 707 Summary: I was editing a passage in my novel CONDUCT IN QUESTION, the first in THE OSGOODE TRILOGY. The villainous Florist was about to march down the stairs to kill the young man, Donnie, hiding in the cloakroom. The boy had soaked the stair carpet with gasoline and was about to set it on fire. Would that, I debated, cause the impressive explosion of flames I had described? Who could give me advice on pyrotechnics? Moments later, when the doorbell rang, I was stunned to find two fire… Keywords: lawyer, attorney, legal thriller, novelist, craft of writing Article Body: I was editing a passage in my novel CONDUCT IN QUESTION, the first in THE OSGOODE TRILOGY. The …

Article Marketing – How Article Marketing Can Bring You Free Traffic

Word Count: 465 Summary: Discover what all the fuss is about and find out how you could be bringing masses of qualified traffic to your website, for free. Keywords: article marketing, article writting, seo, search engine optimisation, web traffic, free traffic Article Body: For a long time now there has been a lot of buzz in the online world about article marketing, but I am still frequently asked what it is and how it works. Here is a brief explanation. Like any large medium, the internet is hungry for content. However, unlike other media outlets such as TV, radio and newspapers, which generally only use content from professional writers, on the internet, anyone can publish. Article marketing is a way …

How To Protect Your Ebooks And Software From Being Stolen!

There are many systems that can lock your software or document, allowing you to control access to that file. But the problem arises with assuming that this will stop all theft. A well thought out, thorough protection system can deter theft, but it cannot stop it 100%. An “unbreakable” protection system simply does not, and will never exist. If someone really wants your information, they can get it, even if it takes years of work. SO WHAT’S THE POINT? WHY USE ANY PROTECTION AT ALL? There is no 100% security guarantee in anything, but that’s no reason to totally ignore protecting your intellectual property — A thief can easily kick in your front door and rob your house, but you …

How To Prevent Thieves From Stealing Your PDF Ebooks!

There are 2 main options for protecting your PDF file: OPTION 1: Use Adobe Acrobat’s basic protection. Adobe Acrobat allows you to set basic protection for your PDF document. This includes: * allow/disable the ability to copy text of document * allow/disable printing of file * allow/disable changing document * require password to open document (Yes their password protection was broken a few years back, but it’s still adequate protection and will keep out most people.) Ideally, to use this option you should use Adobe Acrobat, however the high cost may put that out of reach of many. Fortunately, there are MANY, MANY inexpensive PDF creators that will allow you to also set some of these permissions. There are also …

Choose Your Mentor Step One of How to Create and Sell Your First Ebook

How to Create and Sell Your First Ebook (1) Ten Steps Guide for Newbies Step One: Choose Your Mentor You should be able to find several indispensable facts about mentor in the following paragraphs. If there’s at least one fact you didn’t know before, imagine the difference it might make. The first choice a newbie has to make is to choose a mentor. Why is that so important? If you want to do something you never made before, it is very logical to follow somebody’s steps in order to complete your project successfully. In this case, the first important step, I suggest to be done, is look around for a mentor. Somebody, who completed his first e-book successfully and sold …

Buying The Right E-books To Resell – The Real Secret!

With so many E-books circulating around the Internet these days, it is becoming near impossible to figure out which are the best E-books to sell. There are thousands of topics ranging from making money to wedding video photography. So the question that plagues us, especially if you are just getting started in the E-book business, is which ones should you buy first? Let me tell you that I have purchased literally thousands of E-books since starting in this industry. And surprisingly in an industry that is not regulated and where you can publish E-books yourself, over 50% of the E-books I have read have some very good information inside of it. But despite having this great content, only a select …