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I want to write my FIRST BOOK!

How do I write my first book?

You have been wanting to write a book for a long time, haven’t you?
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Write my FIRST BOOK

How do I go about writing my First BOOK?

 

It’s on my bucket list, but I don’t have a clue how to do it.  Is it easy or hard?  How long will it take?  Will I end up pulling out my hair?

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Don Martin, a 33 year veteran real estate broker and firm owner, helps people save many thousands of dollars selling their own houses and using the MLS for peak exposure. Details of that process here. He is the author of sixteen books, and has been called the most prolific real estate professional in the country today. Follow his real estate blog here and his writing blog here.


 

Time to FOCUS

My publisher told me today that the time was here for me to focus on my website and my blog.  I was not even sure I had a blog, but I was told I needed to let my readers feel a bit more at home with me – to know what I had been doing and was about to do.

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It was suggested that now that I had thirteen titles published, I needed to let people know what I had done.  I needed to reach more people, more who might conceivably like what I had to say or enjoy how I said it.

But I am of the opinion that my writing is crap.  I was assured that Poe, Clemens, Hemmingway – in fact all the great writers, felt that same way about my work.  I love to write.  I hate to proofread and edit.  I hate to keep re-reading the same old thing.  When I am told to go back and re-read, I like to say, “Sorry, it’s already shipped!”  I am told it does rhyme with that, but, still, go back and re-read.

I was told to try to make two or three entries a week at least to the blog.  I would rather eat a bug. I was told that the 90-day cliff at Amazon is now more like a 30-day cliff, so I needed to crank up my production as well as polish the product.  Sounds like fun.

So how did we get here?

I wrote in high school.  I enjoyed it.  For the last few decades, however, I have found myself in the real estate industry and enjoying that too.  A couple of years ago I decided I would put some of my real estate concepts in writing for my customers.  That was popular.  Someone suggested I compile these items into a book.

More than 90% of the people in the United States, if asked, will tell you that they have always wanted to write a book someday.  I realized I was just a handful of steps away from making that happen for myself.  I also realized that, in some way, a book might help my credibility in the field.  One book was born and soon became two books and then more.

The whole process of producing the written word became a passion for me.  I started experimenting with writing book on topics other than real estate.  The more I learned, the more I discovered I had left to learn, but I was hooked.  I had, unbeknownst to me, turned to a new chapter of my own book.

As I said, in this new venture we have 13 titles.  The real estate books are written under the name of Don Martin, some of the others, a couple different names.  All of them, I feel need more work, and some may be rearranged and released as a series, but, so far, they are all non-fiction.  And yes, I am working on several new non-fiction books currently, but now there looms a new dot on the horizon- yes, it’s …

Fiction – straight ahead and a little to the side

Some people say this is where the fun is.  I have visited but never stayed.  A good part of my earlier life has involved friends of mine that some people regarded as imaginary.  But they have always been loyal to me, and always given me relatively good guidance with only one or two notable exceptions.

So, yes, we may stray into fiction, some short stories, some collections, maybe novels.  Of course there will still be non-fiction and still real-estate, but as this new chapter begins for me, I hope I find some people enjoy what I do.  It would certainly be a blessing to me if a LOT of people enjoy it and even invest a little of their money in my writings.  I will do whatever I can to get good enough at what I do to earn and deserve your investment.  And, yes, I am having a BLAST!

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Free Friday on the Weekend!

Amazon is running a book promotion Saturday and Sunday, the 17th and 18th of September, instead of the usual Free Friday.

The book, FSBO Field Guide, is Free this weekend.  Please leave an Amazon review of it.

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Here is a quick link to the place to pick it up.  CLICK HERE.

 

THANK YOU FOR GETTING THE FREE BOOK!

After you read it, please be so kind as to leave a review on the Amazon Review page.  Reviews help me.  I would also encourage you to get on the list of folks I email with new book and freebie notices.  You can be a beta-reader, also if you wish.

FSBO Field Guide

MLS? FSBO?

DO YOU KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE YOUR OWN FSBO HOUSE-SELLING EFFORTS ARE, AND HOW THEY COULD BE BETTER?

Save THOUSANDS of DOLLARS in commissions selling your own house.

Quickly learn which questions to ask a prospective buyer and which questions to AVOID asking.

How to make showing your house easy on yourself and easy on the prospect.

Once you start the house selling itself, your big job is to KEEP OUT OF THE WAY of the sale!

What to do before your house is on the market.

What to say and do when someone calls about your house or when someone visits to achieve maximum success with minimum hassle.

Tricks, tips and techniques to let your house show and sell itself.

An entire 26 week PLAN-OF-ACTION to be proactive about your efforts rather than to sit and wait for something to happen.

 

Warning! This is NOT a traditional e-book. I wrote it in order to teach you how to sell your own house (without hiring an agent) in the shortest possible time. It contains a bit of theory—and dozens of step-by-step instructions, tips, and dialogs.

 

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Don Martin’s FSBO Field Guide is a must-read for anyone interested in SAVING A LOT OF MONEY selling their home without a realtor! 

Published 3 months ago by Connie Sinclair


This is a very easy to understand guide to selling your house, and it’s very basic. Maybe a little TOO basic. 

Published 3 months ago by Alice Davis


I loved this book! It was full of helpful information on selling my own home. I recommended this book to anyone looking to sell their home.

Published 4 months ago by Sutton Nelson


I have been a successful real estate investor for over 30 years. However, just when I think I have done it all I talk with Don Martin and he throws me a great idea I never even.

Published 5 months ago by Walter


Well Thought out and through. Looking forward to reading other books by same author. Knows his R.E.
Otis Herring

Published 5 months ago by Colin Campbell

I read Mr. Martin’s book from virtual cover to cover and it is packed full of pretty much everything I need to know to sell my house myself. 

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Valuable information by one of the experts in FSBOs. A must read for those considering seller their own home.

Published 5 months ago by Dee

 


I like books that get to the point in 100 pages or less – This one gets there in 30. WOW!

Published 5 months ago by Chris E Lambos Jr

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FSBO Field Guide

MLS? FSBO? DO YOU KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE YOUR OWN FSBO HOUSE-SELLING EFFORTS ARE, AND HOW THEY COULD BE BETTER?

Save THOUSANDS of DOLLARS in commissions selling your own house.

Quickly learn which questions to ask a prospective buyer and which questions to AVOID asking.  How to make showing your house easy on yourself and easy on the prospect.

Once you start the house selling itself, your big job is to KEEP OUT OF THE WAY of the sale!

  • What to do before your house is on the market.
  • What to say and do when someone calls about your house or when someone visits to achieve maximum success with minimum hassle.
  • Tricks, tips and techniques to let your house show and sell itself.
  • An entire 26 week PLAN-OF-ACTION to be proactive about your efforts rather than to sit and wait for something to happen

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Summer is Here!

Monday, June 20,2016

Summer begins today.  I am in Nashville, TN, and it was, maybe 91 degrees here today, but comfortable.  I just discovered yesterday that several of our readers are in Alaska.  Wow.  How is the temp up there today???  (It’s -70 in Antarctica today.)

I worked on my author platform mailing list a little bit today, but worked on it a lot last night.  In the background the TV was playing a 007 movie, “Skyfall” in honor of a 007 50th anniversary.  Another Wow.  Most is different, but for some of the music and the Aston-Martin.  My list is not too huge at this point, but I just read about an author who started with 20 on her list and went to 5000 in four years.  So I’m OK with where I am.

Speaking of 50 year anniversaries, I remember well my high school English/Lit department where my literary endeavours begun so long ago.  Our English department had one lady, Mrs. H, who was pretty much to-the-point. When she read any of my class assignments, she would say, “Mr. Martin, you’re an ass.”

Mrs. T, another English teacher of mine  of much gentler expressions, would say, “Mr. Martin, don’t be an ass ALL your life.”  That simple difference made me realize she must have seen promise and potential in me that meant it was possible that I could eventually escape the surly bonds of my a**-holery.  That simple change of words brought hope, where Mrs. H would have left me desolate and dark.

Fifty is also a number that holds another special meaning for me.  Fifty is the night temperature below which tomatoes will not set fruit.  Fifty is the amount signified by the older Italians as L, as in Literature.  It’s also used as “the” in Mexico.  I could go on all day, but I think by now you can see this must be more than coincidence.  Hopefully, by now, even if you find all this to be worthless, at least I did capture your attention for a couple of minutes, and soil your computer browser history.

You’re welcome.