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The Wealthy Writer
« on: December 19, 2009, 05:11:07 PM »
I just want to say that when I joined this forum, I had no idea that Nick was THE Nick Daws that co-authored The Wealthy Writer. I have a copy of that book on my desk.

I have been a writer at heart since my earliest memory of 8yrs old sitting in front of a stack of school paper. I knew I wanted to write, but I didn't know what to write.

More than 30yrs later, I still have the desire but also the experience and some knowledge to go along with it.

May 2010 be a great year for anyone trying to deepen their roots and purpose in life!!

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 06:17:24 PM »
Hi dhanks, good to meet you and welcome to MWC. I'm sure you will find it a fun .    ;)
We are a friendly bunch so when you feel comfortable jump in the water's warm.


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Please take a look around, youíll find the stickies at the top of the boards hold general guidelines about posting in the different areas.
Maybe enter a couple of the challenges and generally have fun.

With regards to the Review My Work section, we do ask that you comment on a few pieces of work before posting your own. Don't be shy. It's a great way to get to know the other members and their work. (And it really helps when it comes time for your work to be reviewed.)

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009, 08:01:48 PM »
hello, dhanks.  Welcome. Wishing you the best.
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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 08:06:12 PM »
Hi,

Welcome to our little corner of the Big Bad Web, where a surprising amount of 'good stuff' gets done despite - or maybe because of - the fun and frolics in the less serious parts of the site.

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My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 09:07:19 PM »
Hello and welcome dhanks, enjoy the boards as you learn your way around.

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 03:32:17 PM »
Welcome D. ;D

Pull up a stool for I know you have already found the bar and look around.

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 03:38:50 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome from all!

I found the bar pretty quickly. LOL. But that's just me.

I am looking so forward to offering my help as well as getting help. So far, I am thoroughly enjoying this forum!!

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 05:05:39 PM »
You look very much like a pig in your profile pic...
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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 05:47:33 PM »
Ok, I changed my profile pic. I love my little piggy picture.

This pic of me was taken about 5 years ago. Of course, I have aged. LOL.


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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 06:39:24 PM »
You look very much like a pig in your profile pic...

And I look very much like a swirl, but meh, it makes me stand out in a crowd.
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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 03:57:13 AM »
The piggy pic was very cute I must admit, and AJB I thought you were hypnodisc from Robotwars? My mistake  :)
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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2009, 06:04:16 AM »
The piggy pic was very cute I must admit, and AJB I thought you were hypnodisc from Robotwars? My mistake  :)

You'd be suprised how often I get that :P I loved that robot, next to Razor he was the ultimate killing machine :D
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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2009, 09:30:43 AM »
Mornin' Leah,

Yep, I've had my copy for several months as well. After I graduated, I entered into this whirlwind of activity trying to start a consulting company - complete with writing, public speaking, one-on-one consulting/coaching - Basically an empire. Obviously that didn't happen. I was trying to start to much at one time, especially during a bust economy, and pretty much never got my feet off the ground.

So, here I am today. Taking baby steps.  ;D

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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2009, 09:33:36 AM »
Mornin' Leah,

Yep, I've had my copy for several months as well. After I graduated, I entered into this whirlwind of activity trying to start a consulting company - complete with writing, public speaking, one-on-one consulting/coaching - Basically an empire. Obviously that didn't happen. I was trying to start to much at one time, especially during a bust economy, and pretty much never got my feet off the ground.

So, here I am today. Taking baby steps.  ;D

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That's incredibly interesting! Perhaps it would be wise to start, as you said, with baby steps and just offer consultancy on writing to begin with?

Are you still persuing this endeavour?
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Re: The Wealthy Writer
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2009, 10:02:31 AM »
Yeah, I still have interest in pursuing the coaching and consulting. My degree is in Knowledge Management, which is a really cool niche. But when companies are laying off some of their best workers to get by, or worse, closing down, there isn't a lot of money to be spent in the corporate world for such rubbish.

So here's my newly updated plan:

1. Develop an even more narrow topic. KM is an extremely broad area. I need to work on figuring out what one tiny area I want to focus on and be viewed as an expert on.

2. Start a website and start blogging. Perhaps a newsletter. Hopefully this will begin to establish a 'following'. (I hate the way that sounds.)

3. Produce some Booklets. I like SavvyWriter's idea. Between Items 2-3, I should begin to get some feedback on what is most interesting to my readers.

4. Book Proposal and Agent.

5. Consulting and Coaching, Public Speaking, only AFTER I have prepared my foundation as an expert on the subject.

So, rip it apart. What do you think of this plan?