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Will this be your first book?

Now… I LOVE my lifestyle. I mean, I get up when I want to. I don’t have to go by car, train or bus anywhere. I can do whatever I like.

I love to write, and I hope that as many people as possible will be able to live their dreams, too.

So when I learned about Shawn Hansen’s latest product, it made me happy. It might just be your chance.

Even if you’ve never written or published a book before, you can do it.

Shawn Hansen walks the reader through how to write Mini Mysteries, and there are many advantages of writing in that genre.

  • They are ultra-short (300 to 1500 words).
  • They are fun to write.
  • You can write them for kids or for adults.

Get all the details now http://malka.im/minimystery

Do people like to solve mysteries?

Imagine the voice of Bruce Willis here:

“Do ducks duck? Do flies fly? Do bears bear? Do bees be?”

Of course they do, and that (like to solve mysteries) goes right from being 5 years+ to 115+.

And they do it all the time… That’s why adults read about crimes in newspapers. They wonder, “Who did that? Why did someone do that?”

I remember a weird case in France… A whole family of wife and three kids were found murdered. The husband gone. He’d quit his job previously, they’d canceled their rent. The wife had spoken with neighbors and told them not to worry… They took their kids out of school and wrote a letter saying they worked for the CIA. Lots of weird stuff. Can’t help guessing, right?

That’s the thing about mysteries. We humans want to solve them. We don’t like unsolved mysteries, and we feel a huge satisfaction when we solve one.

Even when it’s in movies or books.

The usual kind of mysteries involves giving a lot of false clues (red herrings) as well as real clues. Hide the truth, but never cheat the reader. That kind of stories have to be long enough to do the job.

But there’s another kind of mysteries that are popular, and that’s the reader solves it mysteries. They exist for kids and for adults, and they are short and fun to write.

That’s the kind of mysteries Shawn Hansen deals with in “Mini-Mystery Profit Formula”, and she walks you through all aspects of coming up with such a story:

  • Average number of pages in a story.
  • Average number of stories in a book (when more than one).
  • Average number of pages in a book.
  • Average price (you’re going to like that one).
  • How to come up with a sleuth.
  • How to create your world.
  • Extras (like characters and locations).
  • How to construct the crimes.
  • Planting clues.
  • Plotting your story.
  • And much, much more.

If you like the idea of having a book ready to publish in weeks instead of months, then take a look at this.

You’re going to love this http://malka.im/minimystery

What content should you put into your one-pagers?

This whole week, I’ve been babbling about one-page content.


Because I love the idea of what it can do for readers (and me).

You can use one-page content to help you build your list, or you can sell them and make money directly.

But how do you come up with the content?

Amy Harrop shares several ideas and hacks you can use inside her “One Page Publishing Profits”.

Click here to check it out http://malka.im/amy1page

How to format your one-page content

Whether you create a tips sheet, a cheat sheet (cheatsheet), or a check list, once it’s done, you have to format it to make it look good.

Not only that… It has to be a format that’s useful to your reader.

How do you do that?

I’ve seen all kinds of ways to do it, from images to HTML files filled with links.

Amy Harrop shares her ideas, which result in professional-looking, awesome one-pagers.

Get all the details now http://malka.im/amy1page

Dirty underwear

We all know that women wash clothes, right? I mean, even in modern homes, in 2017, I hear all the time that the women wash the clothes, dry them, fold them…

But what about your unmarried, gorgeous, handsome, good-looking, long-haired with stubble, dark-haired hero from 1851?

Did he walk around with smelly undies?

You’ll be surprised what men actually did in the American Wild West back then to have their clothes cleaned. Funny story, too.

Read about it in my Painless Historical fiction package here http://malka.biz/painless-historical-fiction-american-west/

Wild West saloon girl?

If you’re writing a story that takes place in the good old American West, you might struggle with ideas for occupations.

Okay, we’ve seen the movies. Girls could work as dancers in saloons, as … paid entertainment in saloons, as poker players in saloons, as … hm…

That’s about it. But there must have been other occupations back then, right?

How did unmarried women support themselves?

You’ll have to dig into your history books, do online research, or simply get my “Painless Historical Fiction: American West” research.

You’re going to love this http://malka.biz/painless-historical-fiction-american-west/

[12 hrs left] Are you bulletproof?

I just read the sad news about a rapper, I didn’t know…

Eight months ago, somebody shot Yung Mazi outside a Waffle House. He survived and tweeted “God made me bulletproof.”

And yet, today somebody shot and killed him outside an Atlanta Pizza shop.

I don’t know what happened… but it seems that he wasn’t bulletproof after all. Maybe it got invoked.

What about you? Are you bulletproof?

Do you have a surefire way to prepare your books for success?

If you don’t, then this is the real thing. We’re only in the preliminary week, and several of us have already had “wow-experiences” galore.

You can get it if you join within the next 12 hours. After that, it’s too late.

Join me and the other happy short reads writers inside Michelle Spiva’s “Short Read Success Formula” today.

This link will take you to a replay of a webinar. You don’t have to watch it. There’s a button on that page that will take you straight to the page where you can sign up.

Don’t miss out http://malka.im/shortreadsuccess

Time machine

Don’t you just wish you could travel to a point in the future, where you master the craft of writing fiction, and then go back and write your first book again?

I know I do. I’ve long ago removed it from Amazon. I was so proud when I finished it, and it certainly has good points, but overall I’m no longer happy with it. I don’t think it can be saved.

The problem is that for every book I finish, I’ve learned something. I’ve gotten better. Every time I finish a new book, I wish I’d had the knowledge and experience earlier.

But that’s the thing about experience. It comes with experience.

Nothing to do about it.

Another thing is research. One of my friends gave my first novella four stars because I wrote that the heroine was happy that she’d changed into a better pair of shoes. She (my friend) said that it would be unlikely that a girl from 1851 had several pairs of shoes.

I wish I’d done much more research back then, but my main goal was to finish my first novella, and I wouldn’t allow myself to get stopped by anything. Especially not research.

Now I have the research, and you can enjoy the fruits of my labor as well.

Click here to find out how http://malka.biz/painless-historical-fiction-american-west/

Do you have an open mind?

What do you consider yourself?

  • Open minded?
  • Holding on to your ideas?

Both can have their advantages used correctly.

The reason why I’m asking is that some writers, like Bob Bly, believe that the only RIGHT kind of book is the traditionally published 300+ pages book.

Indie authors are [insert your favorite trash word here], and lazy, and only after a quick win.

I happen to disagree.

I’ve had more than 25 books traditionally published, and I prefer indie publishing by far.

I also prefer shorter books to the longer ones, both as a reader and a writer. Of course, the longer ones have their place, but when I can pick a shorter one, I do.

Are you open minded about short books?

How short would you go?

100 pages?
50 pages?
11 pages?
1 page?

How open minded are you?

The shocking truth is that even one-pagers, created the right way, and published the right way, can be helpful to readers.

Meet your drill sergeant

I’ve never been in the army, but I know from movies that drill sergeants are tall, yelling men, who will break you down to build the new you from scratch.

You’ll meet him the first day as a long-haired weakling, but you’ll leave six months later, strong, bad, and nobody’s going to bump into you when you march down the street.


Yes, sir! (clacks heels)


Yes, sir!

We all know that even though this drill sergeant is one mean motherf… he means well. He doesn’t break you down for his own sadistic self (if he’d wanted, he’d become a tax inspector instead). He breaks you down so he can build you up for your own good.

That’s what a good drill sergeant does.

And when it comes to fiction, you need somebody who can crack a good whip, and make you write on command.

You need Michelle Spiva.

She means business! Oh, don’t get me wrong, she’s sweet and all, but she means business. No fooling around in her classes. You’re there to learn. She’s there to teach, and she’s there to make you type, sweat, and produce.

She’s not only writing her own successful stories, making six figures per year, she’s also helping others, even best-selling authors to get them back to writing, working out plots, and helping them past emotional issues as well.

She’s successful because she believes in it. And she can help you become successful, too. I believe that so strongly myself, that I didn’t hesitate when she offered this course. I bought right away.

You won’t have to march all day for six months to get here.

All Michelle asks is 60 uninterrupted minutes per day. Well, it’s your book project, your future, but I’m willing to give her that.

What about you?

Don’t miss your chance! http://malka.im/shortreadsuccess

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