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Keep a spreadsheet

I can’t recommend this enough:

Keep a word count spreadsheet

Why? Okay, you asked ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • It helps you keep accounted.
  • It spurs your motivation.
  • It’s fun!
  • You can compete with yourself, and break your own records.

Yesterday I broke a previous record and wrote 4,038 words, but you know what?

I broke it again today.

Yay ๐Ÿ™‚ Wrote 4,582 words.

I’m on a roll.

It makes you high ๐Ÿ˜€

And when you have the spreadsheet, you only need the ideas, and then to write. Where do you get your ideas?

I’m glad you asked.

Click here to check it out http://malka.biz/endlesskindle/

Pressie: Category with great potential

Here’s a category I found today when I sneaked around with Kindle Spy on Amazon:

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Not bad, eh?

$5.56 on average per book, $1,724 average monthly revenue (estimated, of course). Low competition.

Could you write books for that category?

I bet you could, if you learned how to write about anything, and you can learn it when you get my book.

Grab it now http://malka.biz/write-about-anything/

Throw your coin in the eternal well of ideas

Are you struggling to find THE idea? The one that will almost write your novel all by itself?

I used to be that one.

Back in the 1990’s, when I began writing fiction in a serious way, I kept searching for perfect and completely unique and new ideas.

Of course, that resulted in a slow production of three short stories, two of them published, but still… Nothing to write home about, and nothing that could pay my rent for more than a month or two.

It took me more than 20 years to figure out that such ideas were rare, and that I should run with another kind of ideas. The ones that result in many stories, many books, and can be the main source of income.

Those kinds of ideas are all around us, if you know how to look for them, and I’m sharing my method inside “Endless Kindle Story Ideas”.

Check it out, it’s awesome! http://malka.biz/endlesskindle/

The fine line

My mother had a friend who always had an opinion about everything.

The thing is that she didn’t always know what she talked about, but she would always go against whatever you said about it, even if you knew your topic.

Like the time she told me that you couldn’t have a certain kind of fish with other fish in the aquarium. I told her that they did just fine at my home, but no, no…

Do you know somebody like her?

They can be really annoying to have a discussion with, because you can’t confuse them with facts. They have made up their mind already to be the opposite of whatever you say.

Admirable ๐Ÿ™‚

Such persons should write books, because they could really write about anything.

The rest of us want to know a little about our topics before writing, but people like my mother’s friend have something many of us lack: Confidence.

There’s a fine line between knowing what to write and not knowing, and between daring to write and not daring.

I found a method that helped me get confident enough to write about anything.

You’re going to love this http://malka.biz/write-about-anything/

Are you open for special way of thinking?

Lately, I’ve gotten my greedy little hands on some interesting material, which is not laser targeted at writers.

It’s for everyone. That is… for everyone who’s interested.

In short, it gives ideas to becoming more creative and to overcoming limiting beliefs, plus how to get a better life in general, and it’s easy to understand.

To some, it might sound a bit woo-woo, though ๐Ÿ˜€

If you’re open to hear more about this Law of Attraction related product, let me know.

All you have to do is to click here to raise your hand: http://writerbychoice.com/iloa/

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How can you sell more books?

You know how they say that people buy from other people, whom they know, like and trust?

If you want to sell more books, it would be nice if you could make people like you, wouldn’t it? It’s also easier to trust someone you like, so that first step, getting liked, is a really important one.

The traditional way has been to give something away for free.

There’s something happening in people when they get a gift. They’ll want to give back. It’s natural to us.

Lately, this has backfired, though, because people don’t want to get in debt to you over just any kind of freebie. So we have to not only give more value, but also make it clear that we’re giving more value.

Freebies don’t work just as well anymore as they used to.

Then what can we do?

You can still make people feel good about themselves, and since it would be thanks to you… Yes, they’ll be grateful towards you, and that will trigger the law of reciprocity, and they’ll want to pay you back.

The question is no longer, “How can you make people like you?” because we just found a way to do that. The question is, “How do you make people feel good about themselves?”

And I can answer that with one word: challenges.

Give people a challenge, and they will be more motivated to perform, and when they do, they’ll feel good about themselves.

I remember participating in a 30-day blogging-challenge. Every day, I wrote my blog post. And every day, the challenge creator tweeted about the blog posts. I felt soooo good!

Give that feeling to other people. Make them feel good about themselves.

Click here to learn how to set up challenges http://malka.im/challengesempire

Bad, bad Britt :(

I’m sorry.

I didn’t mean to, but I ran out of time…

When I told subscribers that there would be no more Monthly Nonfiction Writing Tips, I got several sad emails. But since I had serious health problems last year, I’m taking care of myself, and I stop working daily at 4pm. I don’t stress. So it had to stop.

You can still get your hands on the five issues I’ve published, though, and your subscription will automatically stop after five months. (You can cancel it yourself anytime, of course.)

Check what you get with the first issue here http://malka.biz/nf-newsletter/

Quick – your sidekick is ill

Picture yourself, bent over the keyboard, tapping 90 words per minute. Your fingers struggle to keep up with the inspired thoughts that jolt into your head at lightening speed.

You’re so in the zone.

And life is wonderful.

Until you get the idea that your sidekick is ill. He falls flat on his face, into a coma. What’s the matter with him? Will he live or die?

It’s a perfect twist that will turn the plot in a direction your reader will never have anticipated.

Boom, there goes the flow, because now you need to find out…

  • What diseases there are no cure for…
  • What he most likely would die from (so you can add drama).
  • What could cause him to be in a coma.

Before you’ve found what you’re looking for, you’ve spent a couple of hours and taken an appointment with the doctor to get a checkup for a wide range of diseases.

Bad, bad, bad ๐Ÿ™

Or you could simply open your second favorite spreadsheet (your favorite is the one where you keep word count, right?) and check.

There you have it.

Check it out here http://malka.biz/kindle-quick-fixes/

Five months of writing tips

If writing nonfiction is a passion for you, you’ll love the writing tips I share inside my newsletter.

When I say, “five months,” it doesn’t mean that you’re forced to buy all five newsletters. It just means that after five months, there are no more, and you’re automatically unsubscribed. If between newsletter one and five you wish to unsubscribe, you’re free to do so.

That said, what do you get?

Check it out here http://malka.biz/nf-newsletter/

When XX doesn’t mark the spot

On a classical treasure map, you know that X marks the spot.

But when you’re writing fiction at a speed that leaves your fingertips glowing, XX doesn’t always do it.

It doesn’t even cover the spot.

When I write, and I’m in the flow, I don’t want anything to distract me, so I don’t have time for extended research right that moment. I’ll often write XX (instead of a last name for example), or use brackets [around words I have to look up].

But sometimes that doesn’t do it. And then you need a quick fix.

I’ve collected my favorite quick fixes for Kindle writers for you.

Check it out here http://malka.biz/kindle-quick-fixes/

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