crowdfunding

The Power of Testing: My Testimonial

Test Before WritingTwo years ago, I set out to revise my first book, How to Write an eBook in 40 Days (or less). The first draft was done in 40 days. But, I didn’t release it. I wanted to test this version first, to be sure that the instructions I was giving would work for anyone who bought the book, not just me. I ended up testing bits and pieces of it here and there, but largely shelving the ideas because I wasn’t confident enough to release them. Read More »The Power of Testing: My Testimonial

Crowdfunding a Dream: A Mission, A Message, A Manifesto

40 Day Writer Reality TV15 Days ago today, we started an ambitious campaign that was absolutely breathtaking in its scope: a campaign to start a reality tv show featuring writers, agents, and publishers so that the world could get an inside peek into the realities of what it takes to bring a book from conception to publication. We needed $1.25 million dollars to do it – a daunting amount. But we set our doubts and fears aside and we launched it anyway. Read More »Crowdfunding a Dream: A Mission, A Message, A Manifesto

Crowdfunding a Dream: Evaluating Progress

Crowdfunding TipsI was looking over the progress the campaign has made last night and thinking up strategies to help us plan a path forward that will help make it more successful, because writers don’t quit, when I decided to look at the numbers and see what I could learn from them. The results tell me a lot about what’s really happening with the campaign, and where there’s room for improvement.Read More »Crowdfunding a Dream: Evaluating Progress

Crowdfunding a Dream: Facing Down Discouragement

Writers Don't QuitThree days ago, it’s hard to believe, we launched the most ambitious crowdfunding campaign of our lives. It wasn’t just the project – to bring a reality tv show based on writing to the airwaves. It was also the amount of money needed to do it – $1.5 million dollars. Today, with just $5 in donations amassed in that 3 days, I find myself looking at just how ambitious the project really is.Read More »Crowdfunding a Dream: Facing Down Discouragement