Friday, December 5, 2008

Review of Write Any Book in 28 Days by Nick Daws

Before anyone asks - I am not an affiliate for this software. I don't even know if they have an affiliate program. So this is a pure and simple review of something that I used myself.

Now let's get to the program. First of all, it is not a downloadable program. You order it and have to wait for the software to arrive. (To me the wait was long because I was anxious to find out how to do it, but the program arrived within days) Bear in mind that I am in South Africa. One has to commend the distributors for delivering so quickly.

The program is offered on a CD which you install onto your computer. It offers step-by-step guidance to really be able to write your book in 28 days. In some of the sections, valuable tips are given to novice writers and used properly, the program works. You really can write your book in just 28 days. Did I finish my book? Heck, yes! Was it any good? Well, I thought so at that stage. What I didn't do, is follow the power editing tools provided for and taught in the course. I just submitted my first draft. Yep! You might realize what happened - it was turned down. Very politely I might add, but still. Now when I go back to edit, I cringe when I think someone else read that nonsense that I wrote.

Bottom line - the program works like a charm. You need to follow every single step inside though, as it will only be to your benefit. Nick Daws is also a moderator at My Writers Circle - the link is on the right.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Article Writing at Ezine or GoArticles

I recently started looking into writing articles for Ezine and Go Articles in order to promote my web sites. What a different world from creative writing.

Suddenly, I was confronted with HTML code and none of my formatting of MS Word worked. My first article was published, but it looked like crap.

Then I got thinking - this is free information web articles, right? They boast to afford the reader a variety of information on almost any subject you can imagine. So I got digging. Surprise! I found exactly what I had been looking for. How to use HTML code to bold, italic, underline, form bulleted lists and link URL's. The article is called 'Essential HTML Skills For Article Authors - 7 Tips' by Christopher Knight and I have also included it in the links on the right.

Well let me get back to studying the ways to master this completely new genre for me.