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Now Is The Time To Spruce Up That SUV – Save Cash


Now Is The Time To Spruce Up That SUV – Save Cash

It may be time to spruce up your truck, car or SUV. Perhaps the bird droppings this summer and fall have been hard on your SUV’s finish. Perhaps you wish to you’re your car. Or perhaps you are tired of the colour and just want a change of scenery. It is true that automotive vehicle painting can be quite expensive if you want to have a really great and proper paint job done. Sure there are third party get it out the door shops but is that what you want. It would be as if your new Toyota was badly damaged and the insurance company instead of writing it off wanted to patch it back together. Get the job done properly. Of course, you can find auto body shops that offer really cheap paint jobs. Your car is the image that you portray. Auto painting is one of the situations where you truly get what you pay for. Get your car painted properly. However there are preparatory steps that you can make which will reduce the cash outlay out of your pocket substantially.

A cheap paint job will look cheap. The shop will spend little time properly masking the areas that shouldn’t have paint applied. You’ve probably seen a car where the trunk lock was painted; the formerly shiny chrome door handles were painted over; that is what you get when you elect to get really cheap auto painting.

However, you can get a great paint job and save money by doing some of the work yourself. About 86 % of the cost of auto painting is the preparation before paint is applied to the car. This offers you an opportunity to save money on your paint job if you don’t mind doing some hard work.

When you visit the auto paint shop, ask what you can do to prepare the car and reduce the price of the painting. Many shops will reduce the price if you remove chrome parts in advance. They may reduce the price if you clean the surface and remove old silicone-based wax and grease. To do this, you purchase a good quality wax and grease remover and find a well-ventilated place to work. Don’t perform this task in a closed garage because the fumes can be hazardous and disabling.

You can also remove old wax and grease using scrubbing pads or an abrasive household cleaner like Comet. Use a bit of caution with these procedures because it is really easy to scratch chrome or even glass.

Another step you may be able to perform yourself is the feathering of scratches and paint chips. These areas must be smoothed and evened out using sand paper. The initial sanding can be performed with 80 or 100 grit and change to finer and finer sand paper until the final sanding touches are done with 220 grit.

Ask the body shop if you can do some of the larger masking yourself. Masking is simply the process of placing painter’s tape over areas that should not be painted. Some body shops will not guarantee the quality of paint if you mask the car or any part of it yourself, so be sure this will actually save you money without infringing on the paint guarantee.

Remember laddie it never hurts to ask. Your car is the best representation of ourselves and our self image that we carry around and present to others. Make sure that it is proper.

How To Produce The PERFECT Viral Ebook


How To Produce The PERFECT Viral Ebook

Viral marketing is probably the number one method for generating traffic and sales – IF it is set up properly.
Take the case of a viral ebook – which means a book that can be passed from one person to another bringing benefits (profits) for each party in turn.
How is this achieved ?
The basic concept is that the book contains links to affiliate products. When a reader of the book makes a purchase from a link then the affiliate receives the commission.
The creator of such a book will allow some of the links to be ‘rebranded’ which means a person (who we will refer to as the rebrander) can replace them with his own affiliate codes thus collecting commission. This is the obvious incentive for him to pass the book around and begin the viral progression.
If we want to maximize the benefits for everyone and create the perfect viral ebook we need to have THREE key factors in place.
1) Wide Distribution
There are many permutations in the ways that you can offer an ebook. It can be free or paid, and for either option you can charge for rebranding or offer it free; plus you can have part customization or full customization. On top of that, for a paid book you can offer resale rights and even the right to grant resale rights.
Let’s keep it simple. What we want is the widest possible distribution so that we get the most commission from the affiliate links.
So we will have a FREE book and FREE rebranding rights.
2) Quality Affiliate Links
It goes without saying that your book should contain good content on a topic of interest.
But will readers click on those affiliate links ?
The answer is ‘NO’ if you copy the poor example of many authors, for instance:
– have you ever opened an ebook and been faced with a barrage of affiliate links ?
– or seen affiliate products which have nothing to do with the theme of the book ? For example in a book about hypnotism you get a link to a web hosting company.
So what is the best way ?
The secret is to have highly relevant links and weave them naturally into the content in a low key style without appearing to push for a sale. So when you discuss a particular topic and want to show where more detail can be found, or how a particular problem can be solved, that’s where you can mention the affiliate product as a source of further information. If you want to see really good examples of how to do this read the free book at the end of this article.
See – that last sentence was an ACTUAL working example of how to weave in a link.
3) Maximum Return For Both Parties
You need to get the rebranding balance right.
If you give away an ebook and allow all the affiliate links to be rebranded that is a great deal for the rebrander – but what do you get out of it ? No affiliate commission, just subscribers maybe for your mailing list if you have a sign-up form in the book.
Conversely if you hand out only a few affiliate links for rebranding then that provides little incentive for the rebrander to distribute the book.
Ideally what you want is the maximum motivation for your rebrander which would be
* to allow free rebranding
* to allow ALL the links to be rebranded
but in a way that you can still benefit.
Can that be possible ?
Fortunately it is, using any of 3 different methods
* if the links in the book are for your own products
* If the links are for products for which you have resale rights
* If the links are for 2-tier affiliate programs so that you collect the 2nd tier commission when a rebrander, who has signed up under you, makes a sale
And so, if you use these techniques you can begin a viral marketing campaign which will continue to generate traffic and sales with little on-going effort on your part.
EXCEPT for two issues we need to resolve
1) What happens if everyone rebrands the book and only makes purchases from their own copy ?
Well, I have found that in practise only a minority (say 10%) will take the time to rebrand a book which means that the majority (90%) will be reading your book and purchasing from YOUR links.
So only 10% will be ‘lost’ to you . . . or are they ?
2) Suppose you plan to produce a viral book. It’s about a popular topic – so it’s bound to have a wide circulation – but you can’t find any of the three types of suitable links to put in the book, i.e. links to a product of your own, to products with resale rights or for 2-tier affiliate programs.
Is there a solution ?
Yes – there are answers to both problems in my book “101 SuperTips” – they are actually tips 100 and 101.
As you might expect this book is free, with valuable information linking to highly relevant products, and you can rebrand it, again for free.
By all the rules above it’s a candidate, I hope you agree, for ‘the perfect viral ebook’ and a profitable source of revenue for you.

Step-By-Step Guide to Writing eBook


Step-By-Step Guide to Writing eBook

Writing information products (eBooks) is one of the most popular ways of starting or developing an online business.

Why? Because the subject range is unlimited as is the angle or perspective you can bring to a subject. Plus, it can cost nothing except your time to create it. Everyone that has a computer has a word processor (even if it’s WordPad) and PDF creators can be found for free (PDF is still the best way to distribute eBooks).

That said, it is not always trouble-free. How do you get started and how do you manage if you have never written an eBook before?

Step 1 – Why Are You Writing an eBook?

First, make a list of the reasons you are writing your ebook. Do you want to promote your business? Do you want to bring quality traffic to your website? Do you want to enhance your reputation? All very good reasons but don’t make it too obvious. Don’t come across as selfish – give something to get something back.

Then write down your goals in terms of publishing. Maybe your going to sell it as a product on your website, or offer it as a free gift or bonus eBook for your main product to increase its value?

Bottom line is, the more you know upfront, the easier the actual writing will be.

Step 2 – Know Your Subject

Next, and most important – write about something you know. This allows you to keep the book flowing, present credibility and shows your readers you have some insight on the subject – and hence maybe something to offer they may not have heard before.

Step 3 – Where to Begin?

Next, the hardest part of writing is – starting. When you look at the whole project, it seems like an impossible task. You have to break it down into manageable tasks.

It’s no different to anything else in life. Whenever you’re faced with a seemingly insurmountable task, there is only one way to approach it. Step-by-Step. Break it down into manageable mini-tasks and see the completion of each one as an achievement to celebrate spur you on. Reward yourself, even if it’s only with a break, a coffee or 10 minutes on the games console.

Step 4 – Get Organized

The next thing you have to do is to get organized. First, organize your thoughts. There are some steps you should take before you begin. Go through the following list of issues. When complete, you should be prepared and ready to begin writing your ebook.

Step 5 – Figure out your eBook’s working title.

Why? Because it gives you a focal point. Spend time on it, as it is something you should keep coming back to for inspiration. Always make sure you don’t deviate from it. Otherwise you’ll end up with an eBook where the contents do match the title. Jot down a few different titles, and eventually, you’ll find that one that will grow on you. Think honestly about it. Would YOU read it?

Step 6 – Write an Overview

Next, write out a brief overview. Your overview is a short paragraph, maybe two stating exactly what problem you are addressing and how your book will solve that problem.

Once you’ve got your overview fine-tuned, you’ve built your foundation. From that point, your eBook will develop, sentence-by-sentence then page-by-page and finally chapter-by-chapter until before you know; it will be finished.

Your overview will keep you focused while you write your ebook. Remember: all chapters must support your overview. If there is a chapter that doesn’t fit – delete it. For example, your overview could be something like: We’ve all experienced a weight problem at times in our lives, but I have discovered fourteen proven methods to help you get the figure you yearn for.

But if this is what you say, you must give fourteen proven methods. If you don’t, you lose credibility with your readers and they will be searching for ways to get a refund. At best, you will never sell them a follow-up product. This is where the real money is on the Internet. Repeat business not a one-off sale.

Step 7 – Review and Regroup

Once you have your overview, before you start to write, make sure there is a good reason to write your eBook. Ask yourself some questions:

* Does it give useful information and is that information relevant today?

* Will your eBook benefit your readers?

* Is your ebook interesting – will it keep you reader turning every page to see what comes next?

You also need to grab their attention early on and the best way to do this is to make them feel that you can answer their problems. After all, why did they buy the book? Make them feel they made the right decision and that you know what you are talking about.

Step 8 – Start Laying Out Your eBook

Next, write out chapter headings. You may or may not end up using chapters but it another part of the processing of breaking the job down into manageable steps to tackle one at a time. Breaking the job into smaller tasks (in this case chapters) will make it easier. It’s also the way to expand on your overview and see if your chapters address everything. Check – is there something missing that you said you were going to cover?

Remember – step-by-step manageable pieces.

Writing an eBook is like any other form of writing – be it a letter, a user guide, a report etc – you must know who your target audience is and write to them. This will dictate things such as style, tone, diction, and even length of your eBook.

When it’s complete, you could also use parts of each chapter to create an e-course as a way of promoting it.

Taking all the above into consideration, you could have your eBook finished in no time at all and ready to promote via your website. You could be well on the way to an Internet best-seller.

There Are Many Different Types Of Recreational Vehicles


There Are Many Different Types Of Recreational Vehicles

Recreational vehicles (RVs) are, basically, mobile homes. But RVs are not only mobile homes; some, as in Australia, are sports utility vehicles (SUVs). These are enclosed equipment vehicles that provide space for relaxation and entertainment. They also have means to carry bikes, boats, and other recreational items. Comfort and convenience are primary in recreational vehicles.

These recreational vehicles, either bought or rented in North America and Canadian, serve for vacation travel, leisure trips, near or far, for family or groups of people who have shared plans. These look just right at the beach, resorts, picnic and camping areas, amusement parks, golf clubs, music concerts, and state parks. Homes-on-wheels, the larger recreational vehicles provide every convenience for adults and children, including TV (even satellite TV), DVD/CD entertainment centers, food preparation, sleeping areas, spacious tables, living areas, refrigerators, compactable seating, computer and Internet access, and an overall attractive, state-of-the-art appearance. These usually have great gas mileage and cost anywhere from $10,000 to $1,000,000, depending on size and amenities.

Classes of recreational vehicles are as follows:

Truck Camper—this recreational vehicle has an appended but spatially limited living space appended to the chassis with a cap hooked on the top.

Folding Camper Trailer—this pop-up lightweight recreational vehicle can be compacted for convenient storage. It can be towed by several vehicles.

Travel Trailer—this recreational vehicle is basically a camper trailer with a table, bathroom, sleeping area, and a bumper with a towing hitch.

Hybrid Trailer—similar to the travel trailer, the hybrid trailers recreational vehicle features a pull-out tent section over one part, which are typically beds. The other side has walls and a collapsible roof for towing convenience.

Fifth-Wheel Travel Trailer—this recreational vehicle has a hitch and can be towed by pick ups and other medium-weight vehicles.

Toy Hauler—this recreational vehicle is a motor home with a living area, a “garage” for motorcycle/ATV storage, and a fifth-wheel travel trailer.

Park Model—much like the travel trailer, this recreational vehicle needs a special tow vehicle for movement. A Highway-Movement Permit is required.

Motor Home—this recreational vehicle is also called a Winnebago. This comes in three sub-classes:
Class A: Motor Coach – this ranges from 26 to 45 feet long and are built on large chasses, such as those designed for busses and commercial trucks.

Class B: Campervan – a converted van with a raised roof or low-profile body in the rear. These range from 19 to 24 feet long.

Class C: Motor Home – truck- or van-based with some living space. The length of this class varies from 17 to 34 feet.

Toterhome—having an uncommon name, this recreational vehicle refers to a motor Home built on a freighterliner truck chassis and is designed to pull heavy loads while still boasting all the amenities and features of a large motor Home.

Recreational vehicles come in many shapes, sizes, and makes, with varied sets of amenities, depending on the individual’s particular preferences and desires. These vehicles, although on a much smaller, can be arguably and comparably considered resorts on wheels (without the casinos), like mini-resorts or mini-hotel suites. Whatever variant is considered, comfort and enjoyment are a sure thing!

Sin City; Antagonist Fatalism or the Ultimate Good vs. Evil?


Sin City; Antagonist Fatalism or the Ultimate Good vs. Evil?

The Sin City DVD blew my mind, or maybe I should say,
warped my mind. I haven’t been a great fan of Graphic
Novels, but this movie encouraged me to purchase a few of
the Sin City books. Frank Miller’s now famous, series
creations have taken us into the world of a bizarre surreal
environment of death, destruction and gallows underbelly
Is the story telling and artistry supposed to show a world
we hope would never exist in our white bread world? Or is
it an ultimate achievement of good (disguised as part of
the underbelly) trying to subdue evil? I prefer to think
the latter.
The film itself is a work of pure cinematography genius.
With the classic film noir overlay and the visual tricks
and special effects, it looks as if you would open the Sin
City graphic novel and have the pages come to life. This, I
do believe, is the closest I have seen a movie come to the
actual artwork and content of the original paper versions.
The very concept and style of Sin City, whether it be the
movie or the novels, is not for everyone. The plot and
violence are very graphic and definitely not for younger
audiences. But as graphic as the movie is, due to the
nature of the moving comic book background, it doesn’t
bring out the reality and gore that could have been
pictured. Personally, I enjoyed this toning down. I would
hate to think that I could actually condone this kind of
violent activity.
Robert Rodriguez in collaboration with series creator,
Frank Miller have ingeniously intertwined four of the
Graphic Novels into the making of Sin City. “The Customer
is Always Right”, opens the movie even before the credits
starts. Then “The Hard Goodbye”, “Big Fat Kill” and “That
Yellow Bastard” make up the rest of the movie.
I for one was impressed with the casting and how the actors
seemed to fit the characters to perfection. I am starting
to see a pattern though, in that certain actors are
starting to show up in various comic book related movies of
the new Hollywood features. The Kingpin (Michael Clarke
Duncan) from Daredevil, for example, is also a character in
Sin City. Do you think you can spot him? He is pretty hard
to miss.
It looks like by now, Jessica Alba may be vying for the
Title “Queen of the Comic Book Movies” (ha ha). She also
came out this year in The Fantastic Four and will be in the
sequel when it comes out.
With the new outcry for realistic comic book character
movies and the new Hollywood technologies that make them
possible, it looks like the original character creators
want to reap some of the exposure. Stan Lee, of Marvel
Comics fame, manages to get a cameo appearance every now
and again in his character creation movies. And now, in Sin
City, Frank Miller was justified in putting his mug on the
wide screen. He appears as the, shall we say, sinister
priest that Marv (Mickey Rourke) decides he is justified in
blowing away. How many more comic book character creators
do you think we will see in cameo rolls as more movies are
If you are an avid fan of Frank Miller and, in particular,
Sin City, then you will quite probably feel this one of the
best movies to come out of Hollywood in 2005. If you are
unfamiliar with the entire Sin City theme and series,
advance with caution and don’t watch it with the young or
the young at heart (ha). The movie, in my mind, is
definitely a visual sensation. And I hear that Sin City II
may be ready for us in the summer of 2006. Enjoy.

Radio Controlled Hobbies: A Technological History


Radio Controlled Hobbies: A Technological History

You push a lever on your remote, and your remote control plane veers to the left. It almost seems like magic. Radio control is one of the most magical inventions of the modern era. It has a very long and intriguing history.

Linguistic research into the origins of the word radio reveals that it was from the prefix “radio-“meaning concerned with radiations. The word radio came into being before Hertz’s discovering of electromagnetic radiations. Initially what was radio-telegraphy and radio-telephony over time came to be just radio. One of the first people to popularize the term was another pioneer in America in the field of wireless transmission: Dee Forest.

Tesla demonstrated wireless telegraphy in 1893 almost eight years after the discovery of the electromagnetic waves by Hertz. Jagdish Chandra Bose in 1894 used electromagnetic waves to ignite gun powder and strike a gong in Calcutta (Now Kolkatta) in India. That possibly was the dawn of wireless/radio communications and its applications in science. Tesla in 1896 transmitted wireless signals for nearly 30 miles distance and patented his first four tuned circuit wireless system as being the first practical wireless transmission equipment. Marconi in 1899 spanned the English channel with this wireless transmission.

The dawn of the new century also was the beginning of a new era when Marconi performed the first trans-Atlantic radio signal in 12th December, 1901. The crystal sets which were patented by J.C. Bose came to be commonly used for detecting and receiving radio signals. There have been numerous disputes over who exactly was the first to conceive the idea or wireless transmission, Tesla or Marconi. In between somewhere there is one Popov who was also a pioneer in this field! Tesla is said to have run into financial troubles that greatly limited his run in the race. But nevertheless, Tesla seems to have been the first, but the controversy over this is not our concern now. Whoever it was, the truth stands is that it was one of the finest inventions in the history of science.

The first decade of the century saw many entrepreneurs and experimenters working with wireless radio but it was about at the near end of the first decade that definite hobby interests sparked. Radio signals were originally produced by spark transmitters, which were noisy and inefficient. Then the alternator-transmitter and then the arc-transmitter came into being.

The invention of vacuum-tude diodes and triodes revolutionized the radio transmission and receivers. The invention of triode amplifier generators made audio possible and started a new era of “audio radio”. The vacuum tubes were the staple component for a long time until the invention of the transistor which made the equipment more precise, concise and efficiently mobile!

Then, AT&T used the vacuum tubes to transmit voices over phone lines and this lead to the experimenting of speeches over long distances for audience to hear over loudspeakers. Commercialization was thought about from the initial days but there was no way to restrict the transmission to specific paid users and broadcasting remained commercial-free. Then AT&T started the idea of advertising to finance the programming, and it is here to stay until this very date. There have been constant innovations in the field of radio broadcasting with the latest craze being internet radio. So, radio is NEVER out of date but it is forever coming in new forms.

Ebooks – Get To The Point


Ebooks – Get To The Point

If you have ever thought about developing an ebook you need to know that ebooks do not have to be the same length as traditionally published books. You can, in fact, develop an ebook to any length you desire. Your ebook can be chapbook length to an industrial epic, the choice is yours.

One of the more common lengths for knowledge-based ebooks is 10,000 – 20,000 words. This is less than half the length of many traditional manuscripts.

I suppose one of the primary reasons for the abbreviated length is that for many niche subjects it can be counter productive to include irrelevant information in an effort to simply add length to the manuscript.

Ebooks often cut to the chase by striking at the heart of a topic and allowing that topic to be developed in a compact frame that helps the reader not only get through the details, but also allows them to get through the information more rapidly so they can use the provided information more quickly.

Ebooks are often held to a different standard than traditional books. No-nonsense customers who want practical ways to gain a new level of proficiency on a topic of interest often purchase Ebooks. The subject could be fishing skills, online marketing or one of another thousand topics. The niche nature of ebooks makes that possible.

The downloads are easy, the cost is less expensive than a typical book and the end result is a concise publication that helps you move forward more quickly in an area of interest. Men may find ebooks a good alternative to reading. Since most guys prefer doing something to reading something the concise nature of ebooks allows them to learn something and then go apply what they know with the least amount of downtime.

Of course, ebooks also come in other interesting flavors including novels and children’s books. You see, ebooks are flexible and can be fashioned in virtually any ideal or target demographic you might have in mind.

I know of writers that will write 40,000-80,000 word manuscripts for publication, but for the most part manuscripts of this length are not the standard in most ebook downloads.

Perhaps one of the reasons for the more concise nature of ebooks has to do with an odd phenomenon. You see, when it comes to reading on the computer it isn’t long before there is eye strain that forces you to take time away from the computer. The quicker an ebook gets to the point the better for the ebook owner.

Most of us aren’t adept at reading lengthy documents on a computer screen so ebook content needs to be very clear, helpful and pointed.

Just like online content you should work to make your ebook scanable by using bullet points so your reader can skim for pertinent information they may find valuable.

Ebooks are a good answer to the fast paced life most of us lead as well as making economic sense for cost-conscious consumers. Have a point, make a point and allow your readers to ‘get’ the point – and then do something with it.

Editorial Services For Fiction Manuscript


Editorial Services For Fiction Manuscript

Most aspiring novelists would hire fiction editors before they would submit their manuscript to various publishing houses. Editing a novel is a difficult task, so when you are in this type of editing job, it could be a profitable business.

However, before you venture into editing fiction works, you should have enough background first. Research on the latest trends and if possible, read a lot of good novels and observe how the writer lures you to read on.

Editing novel is not similar to editing other forms of write-ups. Furthermore, editing fiction is different from reading it. Once you have started editing a manuscript, you should have a great eye for details. Editing is an important part of fiction writing, and it should not be overlooked by serious writers.

It is always better to edit the hard copy of the manuscript since the clean appearance in a word processor would give you the assumption that everything is perfect. However, ask your client to provide you with the electronic copy to facilitate better editing later.

Editing is good if you have fresh eyes for the manuscript. Thus, writers would pay for a professional or a freelance editor to comment on the plot and the entirety of the fiction.

To start, you should read first the manuscript as a whole, without editing it. Don’t indulge yourself to criticism if you have stumbled on an error. Just enjoy the manuscript as an average person would enjoy the novel. However, you can make mental write-ups and images of any pot holes you have stumbled upon and sound awkward. You should observe the bigger picture of the story before getting into details.

After getting the general sense of the fiction, edit the manuscript with the simple stuff. You have probably observed when you have read the manuscript some errors in spelling, grammar and run-on sentences. Your first revision should be copyediting, to clean up all errors such as typos and misspellings. Also, begin thinking about the rhythm of the sentences and paragraph. Have you noticed that you can use the same form of sentence constructions using punctuations to achieve special effects? Make a note of your observations, to help your client during the final revision.

While, it is your job to edit the manuscript, you should not write any additional plots. Instead, make suggestions. Your client knows the story well. Just point-out those awkward parts of the story that you think can pull down the good story and suggest revising of certain details such as names and scenes.

Make a plan for the bigger synopsis of the fiction. After you edit the manuscript, are there any scenes your client needs to consider? Maybe a few afterthoughts or a flashback is needed for one of the chapters, or the conclusion happens immediately. Plot where the story should go before you submit the manuscript to your client.

Be honest with giving your client your feedback. Once you have edited the manuscript professionally, he will be grateful. If the book would hit the bestseller lists, it would add to your reputation as a good fiction editor. As such, good editing comes with honest feedback. If you think a scene is boring, tell your client, and explain why you think so. After all, you are being paid to give feedbacks. It is also a great networking environment for your editorial services.

Awesome Endings


Awesome Endings

Bungee jumping, sky diving, secret mission, Indy 500: how do these events compare to the art of fiction writing? Each one brings to its ‘doer’ an element of anticipation, exhilaration, unfamiliarity, and adventure. A pure adrenaline rush. And as a writer of fiction, this is the plateau you want your reader to experience.
Straying from the anticipated ending to a twist makes for good reading, pleasing the editor, and upping your chance of getting accepted. But be wary. Your twist should conform along the lines of the story you have crafted thus far. Not an easy task to accomplish, but plausible.
For example: fifteen-year-old John stole the answers to his exam from his teacher’s desk. Throughout the storyline, John has been portrayed as a ‘bully’ but every so often the writer has offered either flashbacks or little inconspicuous hints into John’s childhood. The reader assumes that John will either get away with it, or get caught and suspended. The author has gripped the reader into continuing the book to see where this will end up. Here comes the twist.
Because of these rare flashback insights, we’ve seen another side to John that, although subtle, it’s still there. So when John ends up placing the answers back with no one being the wiser, the reader is stunned, surprised, but content with this twist ending because it has been subliminally build into the plot.
If the writer’s portrayal of John had been exclusively ‘bullish’, mean-spirited, unfriendly throughout then the reader’s reaction would have been stunned, surprised and obviously, left cheated with an ending that holds no basis with the rest of the storyline.
This is called character reversal, when the character reacts different than what the reader expected. And to pull it off, you must have planted subtle seeds along the way.
Does this affect your plot down the line? In certain circumstances, yes. For example:
Bruce is a studious clean-cut senior high school student. He’s portrayed as the ‘geek’ for most of the story, not a main character at all. Then the writer decides to spruce things up and throws a dare at Bruce. Bruce accepts. He takes his friend’s ID and goes to a ‘Rave’. Big mistake, but a twist for the reader. The ‘Rave’ is raided, Bruce ends up in jail because his friend is wanted by the police and he’s holding the fake id. He escapes and now tries to clear his name that somehow has crept into the police files. A sedate YA high school book has now turned into a suspense novel all because of a character reversal.
When writing up your character(s) sketch, try to include opposite reactions, as well. By doing this, you can easily plot foreshadowing more convincingly ahead of the game.
Remember that fiction is often, if not all the time, crafted out of real people, real situations or real events. So think of a ‘real’ person and envision his reaction to several possible finales to a ‘dilemma’. Then start crafting the ending with one of these ‘reactions’ while dropping subtle hints to a totally different ending than what your reader is expecting. Try to use this character reversal for a completely out of this world ‘awesome ending.’
Make sure your story propels forward, making your reader want to turn the page. Bungee jump them out of a plane into a secret path that will drive them to the finish line.

Simple Love Spells


Simple Love Spells

Here are some very simple rituals, some old, and some new that might help you achieve your romantic intentions.
• A bouquet of roses set in the southwestern corner of your bedroom is thought to attract love.
• To prevent a lover from straying, light a green candle to St. Martha and ask her to keep him faithful to you.
• To find out if your lover will stay with you, cut an apple in half and offer him or her the other half. If he or she accepts the apple, he or she will be with you a long time.
• Feed your lover a fig, with your initials carved lightly into it, to keep him or her faithful.
• Select the following cards from a Tarot Deck – The King of Cups, the Queen of Cups, the Ace of Cups and the Lovers. Fan these cards around a pink candle and light it. Keep these cards spread out in this configuration for a period of seven days. This is an affirmation of your romantic intention to find or keep a lover or soulmate.
• Procure a lock of your lover’s hair and twist it with a lock of your own in a clockwise direction nine times. Tie both ends with red thread and place in a safe place, such as a locket. Carry this in your pocket.
• To have him or her think or dream of you more often, anoint the corners of a photograph with orange and rose oil and place the photograph under your pillow.
• To attract a new lover, light a red candle to St. Barbara and ask her to make you attractive to your soulmate.
• To keep you on your lover’s mind, do this after each time you part ways. Strike a match on the heel of your shoe and say “Be True.”
• To bless your marriage and keep him faithful, serve him cooked cabbage on the new moon of every month.
• Burn a pink candle, carved with both of your initials inside of your heart, along with the planetary symbol of Venus, to draw your lover to you.
• Serving your spouse rhubarb pie on a full moon will keep him faithful.
• To ensure that a relationship will last, fill a glass with water. Let him or her take a sip of it and then take a sip of it yourself. Then purposefully drop it so that it breaks. Collect the shards and bury it in the backyard.
• Carry a rose quartz as a love talisman to draw love to you.
• To arouse lust in a partner, scratch his or her name into the side of a red candle, anoint it lightly with olive oil and light it.
• To find out how many more months a troubled relationship has left, cook some kidney beans. Place what you think is an equal amount of beans on your plate and then on his. Count the beans on each plate. The difference in the number of beans you have on each plate tells how many months you have left to work things out.
• Wear copper jewelery, the favorite metal of Venus, to encourage loving vibrations around you.
• To have him or her think of nobody but you, take two separate photographs, one of you and one of him and sandwich them with faces against each other. Bind this together with pink and red ribbon and keep in a safe, secret place.
• To keep a man faithful, anoint his photograph with oil that has been soaked for three days in rosemary leaves. Rosemary assures the dominance of the female in the relationship.
• To encourage a proposal serve your lover a bowl filled with seven strawberries covered with cream

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