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Louden’s definitive book on greeting card writing, now in its 5th
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Short, "Do-Able" Writing
in-depth look at unusual writing genres...now in its Revised 2nd
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Soft-cover field guide gives tools to break into writing book reviews.
Takin’ Names—A Writer’s Guide to Mystery Shopping
A unique field guide giving the inside scoop on mystery shopping.
Calling Cards—Résumés/Bio Blurbs Total:
Résumés that get respect...AND results. Also an overlooked tool...the Bio
vs. Query Letters—Allies in Getting Published
should a good cover letter include—and not include? What kinds of
query letters pique an editor’s curiosity—and land an assignment!? It’s
all “covered” here!
Steps To Take BEFORE Starting A Greeting Card
This guide will save you time & money as you begin your own card company.
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In The Writing Lane
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Write Well &
Sell: Greeting Cards: (5th Printing)
| Sandra Miller Louden's first book has become a
classic in learning the nuts and bolts of writing for today's greeting
card industry! Now in its 5th printing, Sandra's warm, inviting
language tells readers, "You can do this and I'm here to help you!"
She lets readers, established writers, and potential writers in on many
of the secrets from her successful 22 years in the industry, giving them
tips, secrets and the realities only learned by someone who started from
scratch, with no contacts anywhere in the card industry. Although you'll
find this book on ebay and the dot com bookstores four times the cost,
Sandra keeps it affordable through this site. |
I just received your book today
and have read about 30 pages. It's so funny how a book about writing
greeting cards can be such a page turner! If I read as much of it as
I am dying to, I will be up all night until I'm done. It is
encouraging to know that you only had 15 minutes or so a day when
you first started, because I work full time and have other
Thank you. I think you're
wonderful already and I haven't even finished your first book.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Write Well & Sell: Greeting Cards
by Sandra Louden is a "reference manual" for anyone interested in getting
started in this business. The book is extremely thorough, covering every
topic from knowing your market, to setting up your office, to writing and
submitting your ideas. Sandra writes in a conversational style that makes
you feel as though she is speaking only to you (yet she has started many
readers on the road to greeting card writing success). I was surprised
that she would want to share her "secret" for succeeding in the business,
yet she takes great pride in fostering and then nurturing her students...
From my own experience, I know that she does indeed "walk the talk" as I
have corresponded with her on many occasions. This is one book that does
not collect dust on my bookshelf. I directly attribute my own success in
selling verse to Sandra's ideas and advice!" Robin (McKees Rocks, PA)
I thought I would drop you a note to
let you know that I think I've sold my first verse. It's a humorous
birthday that has made to the pre-view process. They've asked for more
humorous birthday. Thanks for all your guidance. Sherry (Maryville, MO)
"This is not just a quick read that
will give you a few tips. It's a workbook, with plenty of exercises to
open up your thinking, show you how to recognize good greeting-card copy
and find ideas to get you started.... [Sandra] also generously offers to
answer any questions." Roxianne Moore (Suite101.com)
"Thank you so much for your helpful,
informative book. I have really enjoyed reading it and am excited about
the possibility of writing a greeting card. I also found your "exercises"
quite helpful. Lori (Lutherville, MD)
A Few Choice Words:
Short, "Do-Able" Writing That Sells (1st Edition)
ALL NEW 2nd
edition--EXPANDED & REVISED!
In this book, Sandra Miller Louden
charts the oft-forgotten, yet PROFITABLE waters of writing eulogies,
quizzes, and other miscellaneous genres! With her usual charm and
easy-to-follow guidance, she offers a multitude of USEFUL
"[A Few, Choice Words
is] a great book and I've read it twice so far. Just to soak up the
knowledge. I'm looking forward to buying the card package when you have it
Sharon (Moberly, MO)
"This is a clear,
guide to many genres that are ignored by beginning and experienced
writers. For busy mothers or harried moonlighters, one or more of Louden's
mini-genres may be just what is needed to provide a steady income and a
strong sense of satisfaction."
Roxianne Moore (Suite101.com)
"I saw you briefly on the John Walsh
TV show recently and wrote your name down immediately. I find your work to
be quite exciting, unique and so needed." Peggy (Taftville, CT)
BRAND NEW Fourth NFBB Series Booklet by: Sandra Miller-Louden
Cover vs. Query
Allies in the Challenge
of Getting Published
For Those “First Impression” Letters That Pitch
Your Project And Augment Your Chances To Get The Assignment
Have a terrific
idea you just know would work in that high-profile magazine or newspaper?
Well, just as with any idea, you have to pitch—or sell—that idea to an
editor before she’ll publish it. And how do you do that? Well,
whether via email or traditional snail mail, your query letter is your
pitch—and your first impression. Know the art of writing a bang-up
query letter that crackles with enthusiasm...and you’re half-way to your
goal of snagging the assignment.
What about shorter writing that doesn’t require a
query ahead of time? For this, you’ll still need some sort of
introduction—and that’s where a cover letter comes in. This document
literally “covers” your work and as with any well-dressed arrival, it should
make an impression, i.e. a good impression!
As a veteran of many cover and query letters for a variety of projects
spanning 20 years, Sandra Miller-Louden shares her knowledge in this vital
field. You’ll discover the similarities and differences between the
two. You’ll learn what to emphasize in each and what to exclude.
Teaching by example, Sandra provides specific cover and query letters from
her files—letters that were directly responsible for getting her the
assignments she wanted.
Besides traditional letters, Sandra also delves into the emailed
query and gives specific rules about what to do and what to avoid. As
with all her manuals in the N.F.B.B. Learning Series, you’ll receive
targeted assignments—all designed to get you motivated, have you writing and
keep you writing.
If the thought of composing a cover letter—or creating
a detailed query letter—has you break out in hives, you can put away the
Calamine lotion. Instead, pick up a pen, read Sandra’s newest field
Cover Vs. Query Letters and take that important step toward creative
fulfillment as you realize your writing goals.
AND DON'T FORGET THESE MUST HAVE BOOKLETS:
First In The New
NFBB Series By: Sandra Miller-Louden
Writing Book Reviews - 2nd Edition
|Based on Sandra's years writing book reviews (now in
its 2nd edition), this was the first in her No Frills, Bare Bones©
Series---concise, affordable field manuals guiding the reader in a
no-nonsense approach. Measuring 5 ½" x 8½", this 7,500 word, soft-cover
booklet tells you all you need to know to write-and sell-book reviews in
today's market. In addition,
Writing Book Reviews contains writing assignments as part of its
hands-on approach. Part textbook, part hands-on workbook, Sandra Miller-Louden's
affordable guide will walk you through the intricacies of book
Second In The New
NFBB Series By: Sandra Miller-Louden
I’m Takin’ Names:
A Writer’s Guide To Mystery Shopping
This booklet was selling
before it was even printed!
Sandra’s proud to introduce her newest offering in the No
Frills, Bare Bones©
affordable field manuals guiding the reader in a no-nonsense
approach on a variety of topics. This 7,500 word, soft-cover booklet
introduces the writer to the “covert” field of mystery shopping.
Why are writers natural mystery shoppers?
Just as in writing, mystery shoppers must be observant, tackle
assignments accurately, meet deadlines and most important, write
succinct, pithy reports based on their experiences.
In fact, the skills a writer brings to mystery shopping places
her far above the average person.
If you have a need “for something completely different" and
enjoy a bit of role-playing; if you need to get out from behind
your computer occasionally, then mystery shopping is for you.
Imagine getting paid for shopping, eating and staying overnight
in a luxurious hotel!
textbook, part hands-on workbook, Sandra Miller-Louden's
affordable guide will walk you through the intricacies of mystery
Whether you live in a big city or in the
middle of a rural wonderland, there are always jobs available for the
If you’re looking for something that
is definitely out of the ordinary, join Sandra in an exciting journey
into the world of mystery shopping.
Third In The NFBB Series By: Sandra Miller-Louden
Resumes & Bio
Blurbs for Writers
For Résumés That Get Respect...And Give Results!
Bold Bio Blurbs—Let Them Speak To The Reader!
Having trouble compiling that writing résumé so many editors seem to want?
Feel your credentials aren’t up to par and your résumé will appear too
sinking your chances of securing that assignment instead of snagging it?!?
Or maybe you have the opposite problem?
Your credentials and clippings
are growing...which ones do you include for the best impression
and which do you leave behind?
Tackling a vastly overlooked writing field (and it is a
writing field—one of
the most important!), Sandra Miller-Louden tells readers why a
résumé is your most vital tool when approaching someone for an assignment.
And if you’re a veteran of many traditional résumés, you’ll find out how
writing résumé differs from the others you may have put together in the
Just as your writing résumé is your “first impression calling card,” your
biographical blurb—that “about you” sound bite at the end of your story
article—is having the last word and in the process, leaving a lasting
You, the writer, introduce yourself to the reader through your bio blurb,
you would with a handshake and smile—and that handshake had better be
that smile wide, friendly and personal.
Combining two of the most overlooked areas of writing today, Sandra
into the bio blurb and writing résumé in her usual conversational,
down-to-earth style. Whether
you need to update your résumé or add pizzazz
to your biographical blurb, Creative Calling Cards: Résumés And Bio
will add a much-needed reference guide to your library.
INSTANT INSPIRATION FOR YOU!!
|"Life In The Writing Lane"|
By Sandra Miller-Louden
This 11x14" poster printed on heavy card stock (Aged,
Parchment Look) contains a pithy set of motivating tenets for you, the
writer. It frames to a 16x20" size (yes, we tried it!) and is written in
the same down-to-earth, no-nonsense style as Sandra's books. These posters have proven to
be popular sellers! Such
So Many Words (470,000);
So Few Letters (26). Use Them Well.
will serve to remind you why you chose the writing life in the first
place and will help KEEP you behind the keyboard.
|"Realities Of Moms Who Write"|
By Sandra Miller-Louden
This second poster, also on 11x14" heavy card stock,
done in a subtle, but cheery Parchment Pink reflects Sandra's pride in
her "Mom Roots" as well as the realities of writing at home with
children. Such unpretentious maxims as:
"It will take you twice as long when writing
an absence excuse, as you come up with five synonyms for the word
will give you a guiding beacon as you traverse the bumps and curves of
being a Mom Who Writes.
you to everyone for being so supportive of Sandra's writings. Please
remember she still reads and answers each letter and e-mail personally and
appreciates your patience.