Need A Hug?

…today’s officially Nation Hug Day. A day where you’ll either end up with a black eye, or on some kind of register somewhere.

Now, the person that came up with that idea probably thought it was a good idea, but in this day and age of #metoo and Gillette’s new ad – I think it’s safer to keep your hands in your pockets,  and have an alibi as to where you were. – But that’s just me.

That’s like a lot of things I see in the writing and publishing word…..people who throw out a notion because it sounds good in theory and yet has no practicality to it. – And they’ve never done it themselves

They throw out ideas on book reviews…..emailing…social media ideas…podcasts…you name it, all of which, usually has as much practical use as a wet cardboard box.

Me, I like walking my talk. That’s how most of the WriteCome products came about. And that’s why I don’t have a problem accepting money for them.

Because….as TV ad once put it…’They do exactly what it says on the tin.’

One of things I’m proud of is the free report on the WriteCome site. Compared to what others give away for free, (or what I call sh*te), this has a lot of nuggets of wisdom in it. Some of which will put you on the right path
with your writing.

But you probably already know that. – And that’s why I’m not directing you there.

If you know anyone who’s going through a tough time you could give them a hug…..or you could send them to the link below.

One will make them feel better for 5 minutes…..the other well, it’s good info they can use starting today.

Here’s the link to share…

And if you don’t want to do it for me, then do it for the children.

PS – Who those kids are, I haven’t a clue, just thought I throw it in to see if it would make you take action.  🙂

Business Advice From SpongeBob

“Happy Opposite Day, Squidward! We hate you!” – SpongeBob SquarePants.

My son, Finn, is a big fan of SpongeBob.

And I’ll be honest, being the big kid that I am, I’ve been known to sit with him and watch a few episodes….even if I’ve seen them before.

One that always sticks with me is ‘Opposite Day.’

As the name, and quote above suggest, SpongeBob (unknowingly fooled by Squidward) believes that Opposite day is a genuine holiday and starts the day by telling his best friend Patrick that he hates his guts and never wants to see
him ever again.

As you’d expect, by the end of the episode, it doesn’t end well for Squidward and the whole deal backfires
on him.

Now what brings this up, is that I’m reading a thought provoking book at the moment called ‘Book The Business – How To Make Money With Your Book Without Selling A Single Copy.’

Which to me, is ‘Opposite Day’ thinking.

An author has to make money by selling books, right? – I mean everyone knows that.

‘Always been that way,’ people say, and yet the opposite is also true. – I’m only part way through the book and I can see how it can be done. 

And yet, not many people look at the opposite of what’s been done. – Because if everyone’s doing it then it must be the best way to go, right?

Nope. – If you’re following where the herd’s going, don’t be surprised if there’s very little grazing space when you get there.

But sit for a while, and question things, and you might find an idea not many have used. – I did that a few years back, and turned a picture book into a puzzle book app. – One that was downloaded 2,000 times. (Probably not something many would have thought of doing but there you go.)

And it’s not just business ideas. Look at what actions you’re doing right now and where they’re taking you.
– If you’re headed in the wrong direction a 180 degree turn might be just what you need.

Opposite ways can also be easier too, just like my Super Simple Coloring Books was. Who knew you could create one just by typing on your keyboard?

If Squidward were here, he’d tell you that whatever you do, don’t click this link here. – Because making coloring books is oh so hard to do. 

And if this way Opposite Day, I’d tell ya to get your ugly mug outta here and don’t come back.

….bet you’re glad it not.  🙂