Five Minute Miracles
FIVE MINUTES ... Is All You Need ........to phone a friend ..... peel potatoes for dinner ..... pick the kids up from school ..... or write a few words that could earn you anything from a plastic pinny or ballpoint pen, to a dream house in the sun, a top-of-the-range sports car, or thousands of dollars in cash and luxury goods!
Even if just a few minutes a day is all you can spare, you can still be a well-respected, regularly published writer.
No special skills are required, you definitely don't need a computer or word processor, a telephone or desk. And you certainly do not need lots of spare time ..... because you are about to enter the fascinating world of .....
THE FIVE MINUTE WRITER!
Short written pieces are in great demand all over the world, by editors and publishers, alongside other high-paying clients, both to fill space where a feature falls short of the published page, hence 'filler', and to lighten otherwise staid publications, such as medical journals and import/export bulletins.
Five minute writing covers far more enjoyable and profitable projects than most people appreciate ..... taking just minutes to produce ..... and covering everything from readers' letters and fillers, to mini-articles, puzzles and quizzes, recipes and household hints, photographs and cartoons, to greetings card verses, competition slogans, and much, much more besides.
That's why five minute writing is considered the best way to begin and develop a successful writing career, and why many established and very well-paid writers stay with this profitable medium, plus:
It's not a case of 'cheap and cheerful' for those who publish your work - they need you - to increase interest in their publications, reduce reading times, multiply circulation rates, and cut their overheads.
For that they'll reward you well, and continue doing so, perhaps for the lifetime of your mutual existence!
About The Author
Avril Harper (www.fillerfactory.com) is the author of 'How to Be a Five Minute Writer' and spends a great deal of her own full-time writing day creating short pieces for regular, high ticket rewards.
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