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1 02, 2012

Get Motivated!

By |2018-03-29T11:09:40-07:00February 1, 2012|Authors Academy, Marketing, News|Comments Off on Get Motivated!

Recently, I attended the all-day Get Motivated! seminar when it came to Tucson. I didn’t actually go to get motivated—an entrepreneur for many years now, I’m plenty motivated as it is. I also didn’t go to buy any of the stuff they were selling—they didn’t have anything I need right now. I went to hear the celebrity presenters, and to study one of most successful marketing processes in the world. First, for $2.95 (essentially free) Get Motivated! attracts nearly 10,000 attendees with the promise of seeing celebrity presenters like Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw, Steve Forbes, Rudy Giuliani, Kurt Warner, and many more. (Pictured: Terry Bradshaw getting ready to motivate.)

In between celebrity speeches were presentations from companies with something to sell. One such company was Ameritrade, a major discount brokerage firm, whose representative gave an exceptional sales presentation demonstrating the impressive array of online tools Ameritrade now offers to help clients […]

6 12, 2011

7 Writing Mistakes Editors Constantly Fix to Make Your Book Saleable

By |2018-03-29T11:09:40-07:00December 6, 2011|Authors Academy, News, Writing|Comments Off on 7 Writing Mistakes Editors Constantly Fix to Make Your Book Saleable

Do mistakes that authors commonly make keep your writing from being powerful—and saleable?

How can you fix them before you hand over your manuscript for editing?

Barbara McNichol presents an hour-long teleclass on Wednesday, December 7 that addresses seven writing problems you might not easily recognize on your own—and how to fix them.

By participating in this teleclass, you’ll learn how to avoid these seven writing mistakes so your editor won’t have to fix them:

  1. Losing awareness of what your reader experiences.
  2. Addressing readers as readers, not as a single important person.
  3. Skimming the surface, not going deep enough.
  4. Having no rhyme or reason to the order of the paragraphs.
  5. Overusing weak verbs, extraneous phrases, and wobbly words.
  6. Using multi-word noun phrases when one active verb will do.
  7. Writing sentences that ramble on and on and on and on.

Don’t miss this opportunity to “go deep” and learn what fixes can strengthen your writing!

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