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I finished a novel today 😀

It’s the first novel I’ve finished. All my other stories have been either short stories or novellas.

While writing it, I decided never to write a novel again, but now that I’m done, I’ve changed my mind.

I started this one in November as my NaNoWriMo project. Then I got ill. Twice. I kept writing my novel, but I didn’t want to add stress to my life, so I took it slowly.

“Le-at, le-at,” as we say here in Israel 😀

Before starting NaNoWriMo, I consulted my friend, prizewinning author and writing coach Lynn Johnston, and I did an interview with her. Not based on my questions, but based on questions I’d received from subscribers in emails. It’s a great preparation for NaNoWriMo and, of course, to any fiction writing projects.

Lynn has added a ton of bonuses to the interview. They are really helpful.

Take a look at what you get here http://malka.biz/finish-your-novel-in-30-days/

Aw, she gave me her teddy

Several times per day, my dog Nefnef turns into Nagnag. A shikoku is not a dog you can ever make obedient, but I still work on her behavior as much as I can.

In order to save my head from exploding, I’ve thus introduced fixed go-outside-to-pee times.

  • In the morning (after 6 am).
  • At 1pm
  • At 4pm (grand tour to the park)
  • Before bed (around 11pm)

Today, she started nagging 12:15 pm and I told her to stop. She went under the table with a huge sigh. 12:55 pm she emerged, grabbed her teddy, whimpered, and gave me her teddy.

Principles or not, she broke down the wall around my heart, and I took her outside.

How does a dog find out that trading works? She’s done it before, and I usually give in to her, when she does. I think it’s so sweet and so clever.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you that the price of Bart Hennin’s and Stuart Turnbull’s “Printable Profits Empire” is about to go up. They offered it at an introductory price until Monday at midnight EST.

In case you didn’t see my previous mail, it’s an ebook and video course that teaches how you can build your own, highly profitable business selling digital products on Etsy.

No – or almost no – writing necessary.

Bart sent me a copy of the mail he’d sent to his list, and it included a FAQ. I thought I would share it with you here. Other than that, I’ll invite you to check out the sales page. Like me, Bart doesn’t believe in blind copy, so you’ll see exactly what you get and none of the usual “this course it not”-BS.

Q Is this new course similar to any of your previous courses like Prints Make Profits or Your Etsy Profit Machine?

A No, this is a completely new business idea that we have never discussed before.

Q If lots of people buy your course won’t the business model become saturated?

A Absolutely not! As you know the course is about creating printables that you sell over and over again as electronic files (create once and profit many times) – we have chosen one of the biggest and most popular online (and offline) trends as the subject matter for your creations. This trend has been developing for years and is still growing exponentially and will continue to do so for a long long time.

Q Is this idea evergreen?

A Yes, very much so! – I feel this is as evergreen as you can get as this product is a consumable – your customers will always want more!

Q Can this be scaled?

A Definitely! – Just keep expanding your number of printables offered (we show you how) and keep building your loyal customer base! (all covered in the course).

Check it out here http://malka.im/printableprofits

* Sent to my money-online list and my Kindle writer list.

Red pen horror show

Did you know that I used to write for IDG Books Denmark?

Back in 2000, I had had two books published through other editing houses, when I contacted IDG Books. I had written a book about how to use WinZip.

I thought that book was the best-written book in the world.

Frankly, what could be wrong? It had the right structure, the right word choices, the right spelling and grammar…

And when the manuscript came back from the editor it was RED ALL OVER.

Guess what? My first draft wasn’t perfect after all 😀

I learned. I got better. For every book I wrote the number of red comments in the manuscript diminished.

I learned how to start a nonfiction chapter, what order to continue in, how to end a chapter, and hundreds of other small and big things.

Now, my passion is writing. I love it. I love to write nonfiction as well as fiction (and emails). I love to share my passion with others and help them get results.

That’s why I made a “write by numbers” book to help you write a nonfiction book, paragraph for paragraph.

Wanna see how I do it?

Click here for more details http://malka.biz/abracadabook/

What deal-breakers do you want?

It’s bad when a reader puts down a book. I know from own experience that I’ll never go back to that author again.

Can it be avoided?


You’ll have people who hate Stephen King or J.K. Rowling. You can’t please everyone.

But you can make it less likely that they put down your book by avoiding the deal-breakers.

Here’s a link to my Romance Deal Breakers http://malka.biz/romance-deal-breakers/

I’ve also written one for Cozy Mysteries, and I’m working on a new one for horror stories.

What else would you like to see me deal with? What genres/categories? Make sure to send me a mail about it.

I’m glad you had issues

And you should be, too 🙂

After all, we’ve all had issues, right?

A few weeks ago, I broke a molar. That was a huge issue to me, because the sharp edges of the tooth cut my tongue. I had to see a dentist to have my issue fixed. That was great, because he told me that I had calcium issues. And if he hadn’t fixed them, it would have ended up costing me teeth.

There are other ways an issue can be turned into an advantage.

In fact, you’ll soon see that having an issue is not an issue. It’s a good thing.

Because you can turn it into a book.

And you know what? I’ve even made it much better. I’m about to give you a paragraph-by-paragraph guide to write a nonfiction book.

I call the guide “Abracada-Book”.

They are that easy.

Make sure to check the details here http://malka.biz/abracadabook/

Hero cheating – good or bad?

Your hero and heroine are together, finally, but then you want to add a twist.

You want to force them apart and make your readers root for your heroine.

So you make your hero cheat on her.

Good or bad?

Will your readers love it, root for your heroine, or put down the book?

There are ways to find out beforehand. Before you publish your book and add something your readers will hate.

  • You can go through reader forums.
  • Check reader communities.
  • Read reviews.

Or you can let me do the hard work for you and deliver a 22-page report about romance dealbreakers.

It will save you time and painful reviews.

Get it here, before you publish your next book http://malka.biz/romance-deal-breakers/

Write by numbers

You know what makes me really happy?

When people accomplish something. When they write the book they’ve dreamed of their whole life. When they see it in print, virtually or real print.

That’s why the main goal with my products is to help.

And what could be easier than to follow a ‘write by numbers’ blueprint?

Except for dreaming up a book and writing it in your sleep, nothing gets easier. Even if you’ve never written a book before, you can do it.

I call the guide “Abracada-Book”.

Because it’s like swinging a magic wand over the paper… Almost.

In it, I’ll tell you exactly what to write where, and you’ll be surprised to see how little research, if any, you need to do.

Take a look here http://malka.biz/abracadabook/

My friend earned $14+ on ONE nonfiction book

I just read how one of my friends made more than $14,000 on a nonfiction book with a brandnew pen name.

As soon as I can, I’ll share his strategy with you. I’m going to test it myself in a few days. It’s not hard to do, and it doesn’t cost much.

One of the things he regret, though, is that he didn’t have an author page or author blog for his pen name. He said that he would absolutely have that the next time.

So I thought, “It’s better to prepare, right?”

Get ready for this powerful promotion strategy by getting your author blog up and running.

You can learn all about that here http://malka.biz/your-author-blog/

Happiest people eating the most anti-depressants

You’ve probably read that the Danes several years in a row have been deemed the happiest people on Earth.

By a funny coincidence (or maybe not) they are also at the top when it comes to consuming anti-depressants.

My theory? Maybe they aren’t that happy after all. Maybe they are just saying so, because after all, they have “hygge*”.

How about helping the Danes, yourself, and a whole lot of other people obtain true happiness?

Read here how you can do it and make money in the process http://malka.biz/happiness-book/

Easy path to short story

Did you check the Amazon best-seller lists recently?

I did. And I got one of the top books through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. It looked good. Great title, great cover, great description.

Horrible writing. I never made it past chapter one.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that has happened to me – that I have to put down an awful book with a top ranking.

And then you find great books, buried at the bottom of the rankings where nobody ever finds them.

You could just as well tie a stone to your book and throw it in the water.


What do these top-ranking authors do that’s different?

It’s certainly not the quality of their books. No. They have one asset that other writers don’t.

They have a list.

To build a list of readers, you need three things:

  1. A free story.
  2. An opt-in page.
  3. An auto-responder.

You can build an opt-in page either with free forms or by using a plugin that can help you create beautiful landing pages.

You can start out with a free auto-responder script on your WordPress blog, or you can go for Aweber or GetResponse or similar.

And as for the short story?

Tomorrow, my Shadow Journal Workshop opens its doors. Inside, you’ll discover that by using a shadow journal, writing that story becomes a lot easier.

As an example, I have almost 6,000 words in my Shadow Journal. I can turn them into a story much easier than if I was starting from scratch.

How does it all come together? You’ll learn that over three days, and at the same time you’ll be writing your story.

Last chance today.

When the workshop opens, I’ll remove the buy button. I’ll make the workshop available again later, but not for the same low introductory price.

Writing daily Shadow Journal snippets has changed my fictional life. Let it change yours, too.

Here’s the link http://malka.biz/shadow-journal

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