Want to write a best-selling novel? Of course you do. So do I. So does everybody with a pulse.
The question is how to do it.
Since today is Valentine’s Day, I don’t plan to blog tonight. So I thought I’d post a quick blog early in the day about something that just came across my radar. We’ve been talking about web sites and blogs for a couple of weeks, but let’s switch gears just for one day.
Mark Joyner, the Simpleology guy, author of four #1 bestsellers, will soon be launching some new courses. I’ve taken several of his courses, and am in the middle of one right now on Viral Marketing which I really like a lot. Mark has a great ability to break things down to simple, simple, simple terms. I’ve read way too many academic journals, so I appreciate simple stuff.
Mark’s new course will be on “How to become a best-selling author.”
Hey, sign me up! That was my first reaction.
Then I saw the cool contest Mark is running right now. Create a 2-minute YouTube video and post it by February 26. The top three videos will win some prizes, INCLUDING a custom-crafted marketing plan created by Mark specifically for each winner.
Just for entering this video contest, you get an e-book valued at $147 on how to write exceptionally fast.
Check out the rules for the contest on Mark’s web site.
I’m going to start writing the script for my 2-minute video this afternoon. Hope you will too!
Christophe Desmecht says
I saw that advert, but somehow putting my moving mug up on the i-net didn’t seem like a grand idea. Then again, if I want to be a writer and can’t stand the public eye… that’s no good 🙂
Charlotte Babb says
I worked on the concept yesterday and while it won’t be dreamworks, I’m going for it! What A great idea!
Andra M. says
Can’t do the video, unless it’s for Halloween and I intend to frighten little kids – and some adults :).
Still, it’s a great idea. You will post a link to yours when it’s done, right? Same for anyone else here who goes for it, I hope.
bonne friesen says
I don’t have the right camera ~ just the little one built on top of my Mac.
Beth Goddard says
Can I ask a blog and website related question here because I’m still mulling over all the information from last week? I happen to share my name with a British actress and I get tons of hits from people from the UK searching on Beth Goddard. I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. My thinking is hey, if even one of those people buys a book . . .
I suppose my only option, if this isn’t a good thing, is to rework my website and blog under a different form of my name. Any thoughts?