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Month: May 2016

Friday – Writing Progress – 5/20/16

Just a brief note to those who are following along on my progress…

Main focus for writing this week is on the sequel to Hayden’s War.  Last week I finished up the major scenes outline and notes on where I wanted things to go.  This week the villains took center stage in my writing.  I finished off about eleven chapters of their machinations.

Since the book is projected to be about 45 chapters that wasn’t too bad a start.  As I ramp up I expect that things will get much more interesting.  I like the general direction but I’m finding too much is coming out in third person and not enough in first where I like it.  It will be fixed in the rewrite.  For now just getting it out.

I like the backgrounds and “color” and complexity of this story.  The story action is more involved than in the first book.  I think younger readers will be surprised a bit about how the teens earlier success is now turning against them.

The fight is definitely not over.

David Dougher – author, ballroom dance instructor, computer consultant, game designer, and odd fellow.
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No charge for course on Improving Your Writing Productivity

Today I am releasing my first course on Improving Your Writing Productivity.

If you don’t want to read why I’m not charging for it, you can just jump to the bottom and follow the link.

As I said, it’s a five day, no charge, course on improving your writing clarity and speed.  I also include tips on how to reduce errors and how to structure your document to improve your productivity.  And, yes, I said no charge.  That’s because it’s free.

There are also no pop-up ads, slide in links, or other gotcha’s in the material.  You sign up, and you receive an email every morning for five days giving you advice and free materials to help you become better and faster at your writing.

Why free?  I like the price point.  It’s pretty tough to beat that price.

Seriously?  OK.  I’ll be totally upfront.

  1. It is intended primarily for authors, but I also included material for business people, especially those who have a lot of paperwork they must produce – reports, presentations, sales promotions. I recently befriended as many authors as I could find in order to make this course available to them.  If they are like me, they will welcome the price, help me out with useful feedback, and be interested in future courses later – especially if it will help them make more money in their writing.  For business managers, if I reduce the amount of time it takes them to produce their reports, presentations, and other documents they can devote more time to what they were hired to do – manage.  Even if they hand off reports they can still pass the material on to the persons doing the work and expect it to be done faster, with more clarity and accuracy.  It’s still a win for them.
  2. I’m learning how to use the tools to market and advertise my future courses. If I screw up, I don’t think anybody will mind too much if I have to send you a second copy of something for free.  Messing up on something you pay for is a different story.  So, I’d like to assure myself that I am doing it right before I ask you to buy anything.
  3. I am looking for feedback on what people like (and what they hate.) If you detest the font, can’t read the material, think I am too friendly, too formal, or too wordy – you can let me know.
  4. I would like to increase the promotional reach of my future products. Since they are related to this product, it seems like a good way to find out how welcoming the market is.  This course let’s me establish a connection to the people in it now, rather than spend a lot of money on advertising later.
  5. I would like to establish to my audience that I know what I’m talking about when I make suggestions. I know that I have researched these techniques, that they have been proven to work in clinical studies, and that I have tried all of them myself (with varying degrees of success that I discuss.)
  6. I’m a writer, and an instructor. It’s what I do.  If I couldn’t ever charge a penny for the things I teach, I would still teach.  So this is sort of scratching an itch.

That’s it.  Totally upfront.

I hope you like the course, I hope the material proves valuable to you.  I would appreciate feedback through Facebook comments, by posting on my blog, or you can email me at ddougher@pariahgames.com.   All constructive criticism is welcome.  So are additional tips.  I’d like to improve this course over time.  Even though it is free, I intend to maintain and expand it.  Share the link with anyone you think would benefit.  The more the merrier!

If you click the link below, I’ll ask for your first name and your email address.  That’s it.  Then I’ll start by sending you a free pdf to help you get the most from the course.  Consider it food for thought.  The actual course will start the day after you sign up.

That’s everything.  Link’s below.

Click here to sign up.

David Dougher – author, ballroom dance instructor, computer consultant, game designer, and odd fellow.
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Happy Writing!

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