Writing a Disclaimer

Writing a disclaimer has been the most worrisome aspect of writing my eBook. I am totally paranoid about being sued! I scrapped together bits and pieces of other peoples’ disclaimers and then had an intellectual property lawyer review it. It turns out the lawyer was not worth the time and money.

I rewrote the disclaimer . . . → Read More: Writing a Disclaimer

How to Manage Multiple Test Readers

If you’re working on a large piece of writing, it’s a good idea to have a some “test readers” read your work. Test readers can help you find problems (like typos and grammatical errors) in your work and can also give you good, honest feedback about it. Did your writing draw them in? Did it . . . → Read More: How to Manage Multiple Test Readers

Using Affiliate Programs to Make Extra Money

You can easily make some extra money online by joining affiliate programs and promoting other people’s products. First let’s use a simple example to explore how affiliate programs work.

Make a business arrangement with affiliates to share profits.

Joe invents a widget and is trying to sell it for $20 profit per widget. He . . . → Read More: Using Affiliate Programs to Make Extra Money

Adding Flair to your Writing

There are several ways you can add nice touches to your eBook (or any other writing) to break up the monotony. You don’t want your book to seem like a long essay, right? You should make it a pleasure to read so people don’t get tired of it and put it down (or close the . . . → Read More: Adding Flair to your Writing

The Power of Consistency

Thirty minutes doesn’t seem like much time, because it’s not. Thirty minute intervals fly by. You’re not going to be able to change the world or achieve your life goals in a mere thirty minutes. But you can get what you want if you work for thirty minutes per day. Over time, the thirty minutes . . . → Read More: The Power of Consistency

If You Want to be a Writer, Spend More Time Writing

Just start writing!

About a month ago, I purchased two new books about how to be a writer. They both include tips for becoming a freelance writer and how to make good money doing it. They look like really interesting books, but I still haven’t read a single page from them!

Did I waste . . . → Read More: If You Want to be a Writer, Spend More Time Writing

Keep Your Writing Going by Delaying the Mundane

If you like to write, you surely know what it’s like to be in the writing “zone” or mood. When you’re “in the zone,” words flow easily and you feel highly productive. I love being in the zone and I hate being interrupted.

To keep my writing flow going when I’m in the zone, I . . . → Read More: Keep Your Writing Going by Delaying the Mundane

Setting Up OpenOffice Part 3 – PDF Conversion

In this series of blog posts, I’m detailing the steps required to set up OpenOffice to write a book. In Part 1, I walked through the installation process for OpenOffice. In Part 2 I explained how to create a template for your book, to make it easy to have the same look and feel throughout. . . . → Read More: Setting Up OpenOffice Part 3 – PDF Conversion

Setting Up OpenOffice Part 2 – Templates

In this series of blog posts, I’m detailing the steps required to set up OpenOffice to write a book. In Part 1, I walked through the installation process for OpenOffice. Here in Part 2 I’m going to discuss setting up a template for your book.

Setting up a Template

Creating a template for your document . . . → Read More: Setting Up OpenOffice Part 2 – Templates

Setting Up OpenOffice Part 1 – Installation

OpenOffice is a suite of office applications much like Microsoft Office. OpenOffice lets you easily create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, diagrams, drawings, databases, and more. OpenOffice is free and open source, so you can download and install it on as many computers as you want without any licensing fees or hassles. You can use OpenOffice to . . . → Read More: Setting Up OpenOffice Part 1 – Installation

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