Author Blog Challenge – Day 2 – Started From Scratch With Zero Skills

It’s Day 2 of the Author Blog Challenge, and I am feeling a little under qualified to be sharing my efforts with such experienced professionals…..but what the heck, you have to start somewhere, and I am proud of my achievments so far!!

Our guideline for todays post was:-

What kinds of classes, programs, or workshops have you taken to hone your skill as a writer?

 What sorts of exercises did/do you use to improve your craft?

Have you ever taught a writing class or workshop?

Well I score a big fat ZERO for all of the above!! AND I would like to add a few more that are not on my resume…

Website Design

Code Writer/Programmer

English Major

Literary Degree 

BUT I have managed to register a domain name, set up a Dream Host account, create this blog, write a book, get it loaded on Kindle and have it available for sale as a download on the ‘Better You Ebook’  page with the help of E-Junkie   and have managed all of this with no outside help, no technical savvy knowledge or having a nervous breakdown!

Anyone can do exactly what I have done thanks to the wonderful world of modern technology and being able to follow simple instructions to the letter, something I am very good at.

I am enjoying reading others blogs/journeys and wonder what other amazing things I am going to learn from some of the fab authors who are participating in this challenge.

Until tomorrow……..have a great day! I am!!!!!!

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Merlene
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 16:55:47

    Your have have served you better than your have nots – good for you.

    Merlene

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    • Nikki
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 14:11:16

      Thanks Merlene, doing the best I can 🙂

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    • Galank
      Jul 04, 2012 @ 20:13:39

      I needed to put you the lltite observation to be able to thank you very much the moment again for those unique guidelines you have featured at this time. It is simply shockingly open-handed of people like you to give openly all a lot of folks might have made available for an e-book in order to make some profit for themselves, especially since you might have done it if you ever considered necessary. Those things likewise served like the good way to know that other individuals have the same eagerness really like mine to see much more with regards to this issue. I know there are many more fun moments in the future for many who read your blog post.

      Reply

  2. Laura Orsini (aka Marcie Brock)
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 05:48:32

    I love your can-do spirit, Nikki. And you’re absolutely right – everyone has to start somewhere!

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    • Nikki
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 14:09:46

      Hi Laura, many thanks, and if you don’t start, you never get anywhere!

      Reply

    • Anik
      Jul 04, 2012 @ 22:57:31

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  3. Jo Michaels
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 09:28:39

    Just letting you know…

    There are more than a few of us out there that can help with beta-reading, proofreading, and book cover design. We trade favors!! 🙂

    So, if you ever need any of the above, look me up and get in touch, lady!

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  4. Rohit
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 15:08:16

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