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New Writing Audio Seminar – Absolutely FREE

We are making available a new 4-part Audio Seminar called SECRETS TO HAVING A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR IN WRITING. The seminar covers most of the core questions writers repeatedly ask about, including some of the neglected aspects of the craft. The seminar will furnish you with three elements – Inspiration * Instruction * Insight – into the art of writing from a seven-time bestselling author and a top-shelf book marketer — both of whom were presenters in the renowned Buzz Seminar Master Course. And the audio seminar is absolutely FREE! SIGN UP HERE TO GET THE SEMINAR NOW – or Click the Banner Below & Get Immediate Access!                    ...

How to Overcome Writer’s Block by Frank Viola

Writer’s block. Ernest Hemingway called it “the white bull.” That empty page that’s like an angry beast looking back at you, taunting and daring you to spill your ink upon it. Ink that’s been all used up. Some call it mental block. Others call it an artistic rut. Others simply use the term “blocked” to refer to this pitiful state. It’s when the well runs dry. When the creative juice stops flowing. And you’re blocked. So what do you do when the ideas stop flowing and your inspiration has evaporated? As a writer of both non-fiction and fiction, I’ve starred back at the white bull, even going nose-to-nose with him. And here’s what I’ve learned. Writer’s block is a symptom of something else. Think of it as the indicator that your creative battery has been drained and it’s begging you for a recharge. With that insight, here are seven ways that I’ve learned to recharge my creative battery and become unblocked. Recreate Find something else to focus on for awhile that’s relaxing. Walk away from the bull for a period of time. I don’t mean a few hours; I mean days. Maybe even a week or more. Start watching the TV series LOST. Or play some games on the Xbox. Or take a vacation. Get away from your writing and recharge. (Recreation means re-creation.) I know, it’s counter-intuitive. But recreation and relaxation are one of the most productive things you can do from a creativity standpoint. A recharchable battery that’s sitting idol in a recharger for a day is doing nothing. Seemingly, anyway. But it’s the secret to its...

3 Tactics for Getting Customers to Notice Your Online Business

It’s estimated that there are more than 4.68 billion web pages spanning the Internet with more than 570 new websites coming online every minute. If you have a website, that’s a lot of competition and noise to rise above. Author, writer, business consultant and speaker, Frank Viola author * says the key is striking a balance between solid content marketing strategies and innovative tactics. Viola asserts three basic tactics elevate the profile of an Internet asset. Read the full article on Entreprenuer.com * Frank Viola’s biography  ...

The Right Way to Ask to Guest Post for a Blogger

With the creation of the Web and Email, people who want others to read their stuff routinely ask high-profile bloggers if they can guest post on their blog. So many of them benightedly send Emails to popular bloggers, saying something like, “I’d like to guest post for your blog.” Note that they make these requests without having any relationship to the blogger. And they are absolutely clueless how their requests come off. This is akin to walking up to a stranger and saying, “Hey, can you promote my stuff on your platform?” Yes, it comes across that crassly. Prefacing your “pitch” with, “I think your readers will enjoy what I have to say,” doesn’t help. And neither does the overused introduction, “Hey, I love your blog” and then on with the pitch. The bottom line is that this kind of approach not only violates every rule of Email etiquette, but it comes across as feckless, self-serving, and ignorant. So how do you resolve the problem? Guest posting is a great way to build your audience. But the real question is: How do you get the attention of A-list bloggers and persuade them to actually want you to guest post for them? Here are 5 steps and each of them is vitally important: Whenever you write to a blogger or author you don’t know personally, keep your Emails VERY SHORT. One paragraph containing 4 to 6 sentences is ideal. 99% of the time, long Emails to A-list bloggers and best-selling authors will not be read or responded to. These people are very busy. Long Emails scream, “Ignore this!” So keep that...

What Authors, Writers, Musicians & Video-Creators Should Never Do

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I’ll waste no time reading it.”  ~ Moses Hadas As a long-time blogger and author, I often received emails from people who I don’t know from Eve asking me to promote their new book, blog, album, film, or video. After comparing notes with other bloggers and authors, they get the same emails on a consistent basis. In fact, there’s not a week that goes by where I don’t receive an email that looks like this. “Hey, I really love your blog. I just came out with a new book called [title]. I think your blog readers will love it. I’ve attached a copy for you to read. It would be great if you shared about it on your blog.” Or My name is [name] and I’m asking for your help. I recently finished my book [name of book]. I’m requesting your help to review the book and, hopefully, share it with your readers. Or “My name is [name] and I work for the video team of a missions organization called [name]. Our team has been creating new videos on a weekly basis that discuss a broad range of topics spanning from adventure and travel to personal struggle and faith … I believe that your platform would be a perfect outlet for this video.” Note that these authors & creators write these emails to people they have no relationship with. Unfortunately, however, they are clueless about how their requests come off. It’s akin to walking up to a stranger and saying, “Hey, can you promote my new widget?” Yes, it comes across that crassly. Prefacing...

Phil Cooke Recommends the Buzz Master Class

“Stop wondering how to find an audience and get a copy of The Buzz Seminar Master Class. It’s a complete course on how to build your platform, get your message heard, and make an impact. I do this for a living and I still learned ideas and strategies I’d never considered. The future isn’t advertising, it’s “buzz” and this is the course to learn how to make that happen.” Phil Cooke, filmmaker, media consultant, and author of Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media...

How the Content of the BUZZ MASTER CLASS Changed My Life

This is from Frank Viola Author, one of the presenters of the Buzz Master Class — “When I had my first book published by a real publisher in 2005, few people read it. And I was frustrated not knowing how to reach the people I knew would benefit from it. Between 2005 and 2007, I set out to learn all I could about what makes a book spread and reach a wide audience. By 2008, I discovered the secret of how to get a book into the hands of my target audience. Since then, 6 of my 10 published books have hit best-seller lists. That wasn’t an accident. In like manner, when I started blogging from 2008, I had horrible traffic. My blog stayed that way up until 2011. I felt “invisible” and was perplexed at how some of my friends earned an awesome income from blogging when I was trying to conquer blog obscurity. From 2011 to 2012, I learned everything I could to discover the secret of how to earn income from my blog, build a loyal readership, and make an impact. I read reams of articles by every expert in the business. I experimented, failed, and distilled numerous formulas and processes that actually worked. Not just for myself, but for others. As a result, in 2013, I became a professional blogger. In July (2014), at THE BUZZ SEMINAR, I gave away my entire process for writing a book from A to Z. I gave away my entire process for finding an audience for each book and seeing many of them hit best-seller lists. I also gave...

Your Dreams

Last weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at The Buzz Seminar in Orlando, FL. The Buzz is a premium training for authors and bloggers. The people who attended the event were the salt of the earth . . . some of the most impressive people I’ve ever met. And most all of them were believers. So there was a lot of spiritual fellowship going on between sessions, and I was greatly edified by it all. The other speakers — all believers as well — were phenomenal. In one of my recent blog surveys, some of you said that your dream is to work from home. Others said your dream is to write a book. Others said your dream is to be a professional blogger. In The Buzz Seminar, we gave practical, experience-tested, step-by-step instructions on how to fulfill all three dreams. The good news is that we are now converting The Buzz Seminar into a course. So even if you didn’t attend the live event, you can take the entire seminar from the comfort of your own home. Just go to The Buzz Seminar website and get on the waiting list, and you’ll receive a free 100 page eBook. An introduction to the course. Written by Frank Viola Click here to read the rest of the post...