Saturday, November 29, 2008

My First Children's Book Published

My first children's book has been published!

When I started writing full-time, I dreamed of having a book in print with my name on it. And now it's happened.

It's hard to believe, but I wrote the first draft of this story back in 1992. I sent it to a few of the big publishers, who weren't interested. Over the years I did some editing and revision, and also asked people to read it. Then, about 18 months ago, a publisher agreed that it was as good as I thought it was.

It just goes to show that you should never give up.

Flutter Bunnies is the first of several of my books for children that will be published in the forthcoming months. Check back here at my blog to find out when the others get released.

The pictures have been provided by artist Kit Grady, and they really help bring the story to life.

Copies of the picture book are available from Guardian Angel Publishing at

Monday, November 24, 2008

Write That Novel - in Just One Month!

It's every writer's dream...

To write a novel, something good and worthy to be read, something to leave behind when you've finally shuffled off that mortal coil.

Not to mention the fame and notoriety that goes with being a novelist.

And, of course, there's always the possibility that it'll be a best-selling novel, too.

That's why I'd like to recommend WCCL's new course, Novel in a Month.

A lot of writers - myself included - have great ideas for novels that never get off the ground. There are usually plenty of good reasons for it, including:

  • Not enough time
  • Not enough organization
  • Not enough determination
  • Not knowing exactly how to go about it

I have a writer friend who's been writing a novel for the past ten years. I have no doubt it's going to be a good read, but somehow I think it must be possible to do it faster.

And it is!

The Novel in a Month course gives you the focus that's sometimes lacking. It helps you concentrate and get your thoughts down on paper. It keeps your notes organized and gives you a blueprint to work from.

In short, it HELPS you get that novel written - in only one month!

And I know it's good, because I helped with the research.

If you've ever had an idea for a novel but simply didn't know where to start, then you need to check this course out now. It does exactly what it says on the packaging. :)

Click Here to get started right away!

Friday, November 14, 2008

3-Step PSR Copy Formula

Have you heard about the PSR Formula?

It's a simple method for writing copy for ANY publication.

You just identify the Problem... provide the Solution... and show the Result.

It's as easy as that. Here's an example of how it works.

Problem: Speaking in public leaves the speaker a bundle of nerves, stressed out and unable to perform.

Solution: Remove the stress, calm the nerves and learn how to take control, with (for example)
Powerful Public Speaking from

Result: Speak with confidence and authority, hold audiences spellbound, and be in control of your subject - and your body.

Easy, right? And that's just ONE of the many secrets you'll learn in
The Ultimate Copywriter.

You can read a review of the book here to find out what other people are saying about it.

Till next time...

Top Copy Guy

Welcome to my blog!

This is my new online writing presence, replacing my old website at I've changed to a blog because it's easier and faster to update - and it's free!

I'll be writing short articles and publishing writing news, so check back often. Links to my books will also be dotted around the site, so watch out for those.

And thanks for reading!

Mel McIntyre,
Top Copy Guy