Ways to Make Extra Money Writing by Kerrie McLoughlin

Ways to Make Extra Money Writing: How I Make $2K Per Month Part-TimeWays to Make Extra Money Writing: How I Make $2K Per Month Part-Time by Kerrie McLoughlin

This is not a how to ebook, not at all. Basically, the author talks about what she does (writing parental advice) and where she writes it. It’s a list of blogs, magazines, and other websites where she writes in very specific niches.

Some websites are a little broader, she does mention the website Fiverr.com, but mostly its parenting advice specifically. If you’re interested in the niche, its a neat little ebook with some information on who to contact to expand your repertoire. If not, well there’s not going to be much help in this little ebook.

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The Storyteller’s Art by Francis Porretto

The Storyteller's ArtThe Storyteller’s Art by Francis Porretto

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not your beginner “how to tell a decent story” ebook on writing. This is “I’ve been writing for awhile but something is missing, now what?” ebook on writing.

There is a lot of detail on many facets of writing, from character design, to plot structure, and writing retreats. There are roughly 25 essays each focusing on an aspect of writing, and while the essays are short, they do pack a ton of advice and examples.

The author has a way with words, and sounds very much like he knows what he’s writing about here, so I plan on coming back to this little ebook whenever I have questions, or something feels like it’s missing from my writing.

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The Mating by Nicky Charles

The Mating  (Law of the Lycans, #1)The Mating by Nicky Charles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think I’ve mentioned it before, that if I really fall into a book, it doesn’t take me long to read it, no matter how long it happens to be. I’ve had this little Smashwords book in my library for quite some time before finally reading it.

If it’s not apparent, this is a book about werewolves. The plot is fairly typical, in fact I could see what was coming long before the book even hinted that it was coming. In spite of that, I still enjoyed it, and even anticiapted how the characters would react.

It’s a supernatural romance that starts off a whole series of supernatural romances (I haven’t read the sequels…yet). I’m not currently in the market to buy more books, but I would definitely put the next book in this series on my “to buy” list.

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Copywriting Mastery by Devon Wilcox

Copywriting Mastery: Exactly How To Become A Professional Copywriting Expert & Create Content That Gets Attention & Sells (Copywriting, Copywriting For Beginners, Copywriting Web)Copywriting Mastery: Exactly How To Become A Professional Copywriting Expert & Create Content That Gets Attention & Sells by Devon Wilcox

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook is packed with information for an adult wanting to know more about copywriting. I say adult because this book is written for someone who is somewhat intelligent and probably out of high school a few years. It reads a bit like a college textbook, with large words and no fluff.

The chapters are distinct, with the last chapter being a take on further reading and learning. It goes into ethics, plagiarism, and bridging the gap between creativity and knowledge.

Having given it the praise it deserves for context… it was riddled with spelling and grammar errors. I consider myself an average reader, and if I can find them, you can find them and they were pretty glaring errors. This is the reason why it’s not rated another star higher. Please just have someone else read over it before publishing, spellcheck can only do so much…

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Imortal War by Justin Somper

Immortal War (Vampirates, #6)Immortal War by Justin Somper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I saw a title like Vampirates, I really wasn’t sure what I was getting in a book from Dollar Tree. I thought to myself, this could be decent, or extremely cheesey. It wasn’t either, it was actually pretty good once I got into it.

It’s the sixth book in a series, and while I think I would have benefited from reading a previous novel in this series, I wasn’t completely out of the loop with the plot. It’s set in a world of ocean going pirates, nocturnals (vampires), and vampirates (vampire pirates). Once I had it figured out who was who, the plot became much more interesting.

It was much more sophisticated than just vampires riding the oceans in search of their next meal, it was vampires riding the oceans to control the oceans and secure the future of their kind. Toss in a 500 year old prophecy, two sets of twins, and romantic rivalries and this book is far from cheesey.

Even though it seems I read the last book first, it would be interesting to read previous books in this series to see how it all led up to this book.

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Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog by Dale Reardon

Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog (Create Your Amazing Blog: Your How-To Series Book 1)Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog by Dale Reardon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This little ebook covers the planning stage of building a blog, things like content, title, keywords, posting schedules, team planning, and more. The authors provide links back to their own blog as this ebook is a product of their blog.

If you’ve read any other books on blogging, some of this will not be new whatsoever, but having read a few myself, I did pick up some tips for my own blog from this book. Minor changes, so don’t worry, just a few bits to add to the search filters.

This is why I’m a big fan of reading several books on the same subject, different authors find different topics to talk about, and have different experiences. So read on little book worms!

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Lawrence Wallace

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts (Training, Techniques, Course, Self-Help)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts by Lawrence Wallace

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is basically another goal setting and achievement book, but it’s a step above all those other self-help books as it takes into consideration the emotions, thoughts, and behavior associated with goal setting.

It is a psychology derivative which can help those with mild anxiety and depression by helping to resolve those intrusive, automatic thoughts. The ebook provides a 7 step process for resolving an issue. It can be any issue, such as smoking, feeling better, becoming less anxious, less depressed, and any other goal you wish to reach.

Take for example weight loss, something many of us struggle with, with this process you take into account why you can’t loose weight. Maybe one of your core beliefs is that you will always be fat because a) your parents and siblings are fat b) you have a co-worker that reminds you of this, c) you have terrible self image and always talk yourself out of weight loss practices. With this 7 step process you will address the core belief that you will always be fat and if that is actual truth, then you can examine your self image issues and if those are reasonably accurate, and then maybe telling your co-worker to knock it off.

It addresses our thought processes and how to change how we think so we can live better lives. I for one am going to take the seventh step to heart and perform additional reading.

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