Hi <$firstname$>,

It's the holiday season and that means we are spending more time with family and friends and less with either writing our books or marketing them.

In keeping with the season, I have a special gift for a few of you. See the recommended programs for details (no, it won't cost you a cent). I do this several times a year for a limited number of people so don't miss out.

Also, don't miss the special Christmas wish I wrote last year on my blog below. It was relevant then and is even more relevant now.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays!

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In This Issue:
Five Reasons Why You Must Target Your Writing
A Christmas Wish
Where to Find Lee on the Web
Recommended Programs
Five Reasons Why You Must Target Your Writing
The most important thing you can do is target your writing to the exact audience you want to reach in exactly the way they want to be reached.

This is more difficult than it sounds but if you know what you are doing it can be easy.

Most people target audiences by talking about themselves and hoping their readers will be interested. This is because most people are more interested in themselves than in anybody else, which should be a clue...  (Read more)

A Christmas Wish
Next weekend, depending on when you are reading this, is Christmas Eve. It’s a time when families all over the world gather to observe the birthday of Jesus over 2000 years ago. It’s also around the time when many other religious traditions observe their winter holidays.

No matter which tradition you observe, this is a time to take stock of the past year and... (Read more)

How to find Lee on the web


Recommended Programs
Here's my special gift to you this holiday season. The first 10 people who respond and set an appointment will receive at no charge a half-hour writing focus session designed to give you direction for your writing projects in 2012. It doesn't matter if you are writing a book, blog posts, or social media posts. Here are the rules:
1. Complete the simple questionnaire at the link below to tell me about your writing plans for 2012.
2. Set your appointment for the session by using the special link I will send you.
3. Be ready for your call at the appointed time.

 Click here to complete the questionnaire

Learn the secrets great writers use to influence customers
Lee Pound  helps writers and speakers become the perceived experts in their markets by writing and publishing books. My protégé program gives you the skills you need today to succeed.                                                 Learn more about my protégé program here
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Books by Lee Pound
Profitable Social Media is the definitive guide to using social media to build your business through creating real relationships before selling your products and services. It shows you where social media fits into your marketing system and how you can use its power to attract ready buyers. To get your copy go to http://www.leepound.com

Adapt or Perish: How to Survive the Firestorm of Change in Business Leadership and Careers guides you through the pitfalls of running a business, hiring employees and finding jobs in difficult economic times. http://www.adaptorperishbook.com

Fifty-Seven Steps to Better Writing is my personal look at the writing and publishing business. You will learn how to choose a genre, how to select a publishing method and how to use the craft of writing to make your work sparkle. (See special offer above) 

Adapt: How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work shows you how to make sense of the changes in the way jobs and businesses are run in today's economy. Thirteen experts take you step by step through the process of finding jobs and changing careers. http://www.adaptsurviveandthrive.com

For my novels and lots of free audio programs, go to: http://www.leepound.com/SolutionsPressBookstore.htm

The Write Coach
4533 MacArthur Blvd., #200, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-246-8580   lee@leepound.com  www.leepound.com

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