The Secret to Financial Freedom

April 9, 2014

Hey everyone!

In this speech, I reveal the secret to financial freedom!

Hope you enjoy!

See you out there…

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenwriter, and President at The Editor’s Desk. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


Welcome to The Editor’s Desk

April 8, 2014

I’m happy to announce the long-awaited launch of The Editor’s Desk, of which I’m proud to be a part.

As both a self and traditionally-published author and publishing coach, I know the struggles that emerging writers from all different skill levels face. The publishing industry can appear cold, daunting and exclusionary to the first-timer. You need someone on your side who can guide you with confidence and give your work its best shot at success.

That’s where The Editor’s Desk comes in.

With over 30 years of professional editing experience, the team at The Editor’s Desk provides affordable, professional, and timely multi-level editing services and writing and publishing coaching to academics, emerging writers, business professionals, and established authors everywhere.

Editing is not an option for your work. Even the world’s most prolific authors have an editor. So before approaching that literary agent or uploading your manuscript to that self-publishing platform, let The Editor’s Desk give it the edge it needs to stand out and get noticed.

Thinking of self-publishing? Or are you writing a book and need some help with direction or overcoming writer’s block? I’ve been holding writing and self-publishing workshops since 2009 and have now brought them online to The Editor’s Desk. In simple terms, these sessions work. Best of all, we’ve taken them out of the classroom and onto the Internet, one-on-one, tailored to your needs. And again, they work.

You’ll find that The Editor’s Desk will be committed to your success, no matter which of our services you decide to choose. Speaking of which, we’ll be expanding the menu throughout 2014, so keep an eye on this space for future announcements. Better yet, why not subscribe to the newsletter?

Contact us today and let us know how we can help ignite your words.

See you out there…

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenwriter, and president at The Editor’s Desk. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


Hyper Speed-Reading!

March 6, 2014

Think you’re a speed-reader? There’s a new piece of technology that will allow you to up your game and allow others to catch up.

Samsung is about to release a new app that will let you read a book in under 90 minutes.

How does it work? The app allows text to simply flash rapidly on the screen. According to the article, “our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word.”

Very efficient, if your heart can take it.

But what do you think? Do you think that this app would ruin the overall reading experience by rushing you through a book? Or will this enhance the reading experience by allowing you to absorb information faster?

See you out there!

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenplay writer, and social media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


Top 10 Lessons I Learned for Entrepreneurship

February 28, 2014

As I just completed a series of entrepreneurial workshops, I thought it would be fun to share Top 10 “Lessons Learned” list!

  1. Have Passion: When you’re working 60 hours a week, you better love what you do. If you don’t love it, you won’t be in business very long.
  2. Know your Customers: Who are they? What do they want? And how can you get it to them?
  3. Know your Pricing: You’re networking and someone asks about price. You better know it cold!
  4. Be Willing to Change: Changes are constantly occurring. Sometimes business need to adjust their product or service offerings. Don’t be afraid to change when necessary.
  5. Manage your Money: Be careful who you trust. Spend wisely. Watch the books.
  6. Use Effective Branding: Effective branding helps you stand apart from the crowd. Create a brainworm!
  7. Ask for Help: Need some advice? Financing? Better terms? Ask for help. You might find that folks are ready and willing to do what they can.
  8. Know what Advertising Works: Track how each piece of advertising performs. If it doesn’t work, kick it out.
  9. Know Your Competition: You need to know your competition so you know what you can offer that they don’t. You also need to watch for any changes to their product or service offerings.
  10. Get Out of your Own Way!: Don’t let your perceived limitations define you. You’re the only one holding you back, so get out of the way!

Do you agree, entrepreneurs? Do you have any to add?

See you out there…

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, entrepreneur, screenplay writer, and motivational speaker. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


Moving Mountains

February 20, 2014

Hey everyone!

Check out my “Moving Mountains” speech and get inspired!

Enjoy and leave a comment if you feel so moved!

See you out there…

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenplay writer, and social media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


A New Chapter for Ellen Page

February 16, 2014

With the Sochi Olympics fully underway, there is a special focus on LGBT news due to Russia’s tough stance on homosexual rights.

This past week, Canadian actress Ellen Page came out as gay. And while the West applauds her brave decision to be honest, I’m saddened that in this day and age not only is such a statement still considered news, it’s also still considered brave.

I had a gay family member who grew up in a time when, here in North America, there was full-on intolerance. And it wasn’t that long ago; I remember in the late 1980s how gay men could be regularly beaten up while the cops watched and laughed until blood was drawn.

My family member, who died in 2004, lived in fear of exposure. He wasn’t an activist or a threat to anyone’s values. He was just a regular guy whose sexual preferences could not only have threatened his career, it threatened his personal safety.

I’m sure he would have been proud of Ms. Page though, and the new chapter she is starting in her public life. And he’d also be please at how society at large has become more tolerant, despite the dark backdrop to this year’s Olympic games.

See you out there…

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenplay writer, and social media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


Win a Copy of my Latest Novel!

February 4, 2014

Hello writers!

Hope 2014 is treating you well so far. I can’t believe we’re already into the second month!

Could you please help me out by filling out the attached survey? It will only take a few minutes of your time and you could win a copy of my latest novel!

Click Here to take the survey!

Thanks so much for your help! See you out there!

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenplay writer, and social media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


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