Friday, March 26, 2010
2 secrets to success
today, i came across 2 secrets to successful books. they both were up in the web, so, not that secret. they couldn't be more different:
includes 6 easy steps. the first being: "First, all you have to do is have a great idea..."
to complete all 6 steps, you might need a couple of year, some dedication etc. easy.
the whole secret, here: The Secret to Success / Cliff Garstang, Perpetual Folly blog
don't have the years and the dedication? and no experience and idea either?
there always is..
takes just 10 days, or less. and earns you 100% guaranteed 1000$ minimum etc etc etc
that's what the mail from World Freelance Writer promised.
all you need is to buy a book named "The 10-Day E-Book". it costs an easy 105$. it's not up in Amazon. the website that advertises it is about 3 feet long. it reads like a satire. from the 10 days, exactly 1 is planned for "free"writing the book, with this key advice: "The best way to write your e-book in the least possible time - using "freewriting" - all based on proven psychological principles."
my guess: another word for this secret might be .. scam.
if you really want to take a look, here the page - again, beware, this is a scam: http://www.10dayebook.com/. if you scroll to the very bottom, you find this 9 little words in the footnote: "Guaranteed outcome may not be typical. Read our disclaimer."
the whole thing is set in HongKong. a nice distance away for any complaints / refunds.
thinking of it, i guess i should send this to Writer Beware Blog.
but i also wanted to add a link that is more on the real side, a blog note that is related to secret 1: Years and Years - this is from September 2008, about the long time overnight success often takes, with a note from a literary agent who writes about a vampire story that was little-known for a couple of years until it turnd into a Twilight bestseller.