The tiny cost of this book may be the best investment you ever make in furthering your writing career.
Since 1987 I've written continuously (fiction, fact, comedy, jokes, speeches, autobiography, dialogue, prose, poetry, kid’s stories and one-man shows … ) and despite a forest of rejections I can measure my progress financially and numerically... and almost every success has stemmed from a 50-Word Mini Saga.
Technological developments like Kindle mean prospects for all writers have never been better. These advances have taken the reins from the Publishers and handed them firmly over to ordinary folk, people like you and me.
In this handy guide I share insights into creativity, how to build something great from something small – and how to make your efforts work for you.
Frequently Asked Question 2: What exactly is a 50-Word Mini Saga?
It's a type of story, exactly 50 words long, invented and unleashed on the world in 1982 by top British author Brian Aldiss.
Frequently Asked Question 3: What does fifty words look like?
Here's an example:
Mandy was constantly enraged by Alec’s unpunctuality.
Homeward bound he used a public toilet, but a prankster had superglued the seat. He struggled to hospital where the seat was surgically removed.
Mandy was furious at this, his biggest lie… until she saw the news, starring Alec and a lavatory seat.
Frequently Asked Question 4: 50-Worders – What’s the point?
Writing 50-worders is a fascinating, entertaining and highly rewarding art, pastime and a real challenge. If you can conquer this challenge you will develop your writing ability way beyond that of the ordinary man in the street.
I’ve seen how some writing greats have used Mini Saga-type techniques to create and market their full-length writing. I've done the same with a measure of success and seek to share my experience and know-how in this book.
Frequently Asked Question 5: OK, so what are the benefits of owning this book?
In addition to making you laugh, consider the following:
You'll learn how to sow small seeds and harvest BIG success
You'll become a creative superhero, pouring out unlimited ideas
Includes 7 Success Principles and 7 Success Skills
No copyright restrictions on any included Saga
You’ll have any number of “I Never Thought Of That” moments (INTOTs)
You’ll learn how to express your ideas as 50-Word Mini Sagas, and:
How to get any story to a PONI (Point of No-more Improvement)
Also includes: 97 fully-written Mini Sagas for you to own and use in any way you wish
As well as: Seven Success Principles:
Turn them into full-scale, fully commercial works
Create an idea bank of unlimited source material
Swiftly get Sagas to completion – a fulfilling and useful process
A new trend parallels one of your ideas? You’ve got a head start!
Sculpt from free raw materials: Your Imagination and the English language
Always have a clear view of your writing options… Writer’s block? Never!
Expect inspiration: anywhere, anytime
Plus: Seven Success Skills:
Make every word count
Attain complete command of concise written English
Become an ace plotter and twist-maker in any genre
Become able to end any piece of writing effectively
Get faster at writing better… Get better at writing faster!
Become a great writer of business copy
Practise inventing original humour
And: From Dwarf to Giant - 5 ways of transforming your ore into Gold:
The Jeffrey Archer Method
The Charles Dickens System
Pitching to Hollywood
Burst into Song-writing
Go for it… be a success. Don’t let anyone put you down. Don’t give up - desire and determination will get you there.
Best regards, Marc