I hope this is in the right place.
I have to share this. I saw this ad in a message from a mailing list. The URL for this guys page is here:
Basically he claims that he can teach you how to write any book in 28 days -- Yes! That's right! ANY Book! in 28 DAYS!!
I especially liked the pop-up that appeared that had a fifteen-minute countdown on it before the 'special' offer expired.
Anyway, this is what the web-page has to say about the author of this incredible course:
>INTRODUCING THE MASTER WRITER
>Living in his luxurious English home, Nick Daws has been a full-time author for over 12 years. He enjoys a life of holidaying with his beautiful wife, playing his part as a regional celebrity, and occasionally putting finger to keyboard to write another book.
>Those that write books stand out from the crowd. Those that write best selling books become famous. In the past three years alone, Nick Daws has written over 30 best sellers and continues to write at a ground-breaking pace!
So...over thirty best-sellers, eh?
Well, they must have been under pseudonyms, because Amazon.com gives 11 results for Nick Daws.
>The freewriting technique and why THEY don't want you to know about it!
>How to only ever write in five minute segments, so you never lose interest!
Now this sounds interesting. I wonder what it involves.
>Where to buy a guaranteed best selling plot for just 50 cents!
I'll give you all a best-selling plot for free:
Boy meets girl. They fall in love. After some troubles and misunderstandings, eventually they get married.
(Well, it worked for Barbara Cartland, didn't it?)
>The three keywords that simply blast your story to life!
>The absolute quickest methods of research (nothing to do with the Internet!)
Again. I would love to know this. It might even involve reading a book on the subject you're interested in.
>How to use Power Editing to edit your entire book in under one hour
This must be what those folks over at PA use.
I can't believe people actually are buying this. Good grief.