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UPDATE – The Learn to Animate Course is Launching December 7th!

You’ve heard about it!

You’ve been waiting for it!

It’s here!

We had originally planned for a November 30th, Cyber Monday,  but because of bad planning, unforseen circumstances, and issues with our mac computer, we will be pushing the launch and sales date to December 7th.

get the Learn to Animate Course!  Go to www.learntoanimatecourse.com for your copy today!

We want to thank all those who pre-ordered the Learn to Animate Course. We have received fantastic feedback and are excited to make the course available to everyone.

I have been facilitating “Learn to Animate” workshops for over six years. During that time, they have worked with over a thousand participants who have created hundreds of animated videos.

We are very excited that this workshop is now available to everyone worldwide.

Who is this course for?

  • Those that love to create
    To all you creatives out there, anyone who would like to dabble in animation. You hobbyists and aspiring geniuses, you will love the Learn to Animate Course and how quickly you can get to finishing your first animated video! If you are like me, you have a million ideas in your head. Here is an easy way to get some of them onto the digital screen.
  • Families looking to for fun weekend projects
    That means you, mom and dad! Spend the weekend together, use the Learn to Animate Course to create family animations that can be saved and remembered for years and years to come!
  • Educators wanting to bring a fun art project to the classroom
    Teachers and Educators will also love the Learn to Animate Course! It’s an excellent way to get your students to pay attention in class and a fun way to hone their skills in the areas of math, writing, technology, art, and teamwork! With a classroom full of imaginations working in concert, this course will be an endless joy for the classroom!

Our past participants are ages 6 to 60. The process is very simple, and you already own all the equipment needed.

Find your copy at www.learntoanimatecourse.com (after 12.7.15) and learn to animate today!

Day 27 – Last few Days

We are on our last few days of the challenge.

Leah is at 27,000 words

Jason is at 3,000

We are both glad that the month is coming to the end. With that, this podcast will come to an end as well.

We hope you enjoyed it so far. We will still be around, just a lot less often.

You can subscribe to the podcast or join our mailing list to get updated when we post new episodes every few weeks.

The mailing list is at www.knockdowndragoutwrite.com

Day 23 of 30 – Last Week

It is day 23 of 30.

Current word count:

Jason’s Word Count = 3,000 words

Leah’s Word Count = 23,975 words

Some things mentioned during the podcast:

  • Finding Time
  • End Dates
  • Podcast at the End of the Month
  • Who is the Winner?

You can stay up-to-date at knockdowndragoutwrite.com.

Day 20 – ???Back???

We want to thank mmmE894 for the iTunes review and say thanks for making the point we shouldn’t give away too much on the episode descriptions.

Jason and Leah do talk a small amount about the non-fiction book they are working on. Leah calls shameless promotions, but if you do want to check out the Learn to Animate Course coming out next week, you can go to www.learntoanimatecourse.com.

Day 16 – The End?

Jason drops news of his plans to stop writing and Leah doesn’t take it well.

Is it fair to extend the writing time to December or does it ruin the entire point of writing for NaNoWriMo?

We would love to hear your thoughts.

Visit www.compulsivecreative.com/novel16 and leave your opinion in the comment section.

Is Your Blog Breaking the Law?

We are not lawyers and we hate legal jargon, but if you want to make money on your blog it is important to cover your ………!

During the creation of our “Legal Stuff“, we created this guide to make it easier for you. This process isn’t fun, but hopefully I can make it a little easier on you.

Disclosure Policy

Your disclosure policy divulges your interests.  It tells people that you may or may not accept money for goods and services which you might sell or recommend on your website.

You legally need to add one to your website if you plan on selling or recommending products or items.  Your readers should have the opportunity to be informed.  In fact, you must include on if you want to comply with current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines.

Resources:

Look at what your favorite bloggers are doing in the legal pages or disclosure policies. Do not plagiarize their text, but you can see what they include and work it into your policies.

Privacy Policy

A privacy policy is a statement that discloses some or all of the ways you will find, use, disclose, and manage an individual’s data.  You must write a privacy policy in order to inform your visitors how their information is used and gathered. 

Resources:

Comment Policy

A comment policy (if you choose to include it at all) is a general code of conduct that you would like your commenters to adhere to.

If you want to create your own simply write a list of unacceptable behavior.  ie, no profanity, no spam etc…  If you would like more guidance in this arena visit the links below.

Resources:

Copyright Statement

The Copyright Statement is a short written statement attached to your work, it’ll notify the public that your work is copyright protected and if they would like to reproduce or share the copywritten information they must provide a link back to the copyright holder, you.

A copyright statement is optional but it’s better if you cover all your bases,  just in case you run into trouble further on down the line.  For that reason, once your statement is written, be sure to post it where it cannot be missed.

A copyright statement needs to have the word “Copyright” in it, or © which is the internationally accepted copyright symbol.  You must include the year your work was created and the name of the author/creator.

Below I have included some links that will help you write your own copyright statement.

Resources:

  • What Is a Copyright Statement?
    What is a Copyright Statement?  The website tells you what it is and when and where you should use one.
  • How to Write a Copyright Notice
    Shows you how to write a copyright notice, and discusses how to use the copyright symbol.
  • Prevent Content Theft
    Talks about appropriate creative commons license and how to configure your RSS feed so that it displays post summaries as well as how to search Google for your content.
  • Free Copyright Notice
    A free download of a copyright notice which covers:  Ownership of copyright, copyright license, data mining, and more…

Example:

© [Full Name] and [Site Name], [Current Year or Year Range]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Your Name] and [Your Site Name] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Legal Page Example

If you need a little inspiration, you can visit our Legal Page.

Knock Down Drag out Write! 13

Here we are almost two weeks into this experiment of writing a novel in 30-days. Unfortunately, like many other National Novel Writing Month participants, we realize we will not reach our goal. To help, we will be limiting our podcast episodes to two times a week.

We are also allowing ourselves to write into December. Our goal is still 50,000 words, but we have an extra 31 days to get there.

Knock Down Drag out Write! 11

Leah and Jason are at the end of their ropes. Family, work, life, etc. finding time to work on the novel is causing a lot of stress between the couple.

In this episode, they discuss what are plot points and how do they use them in their story.

As an aside, Leah had a dream that we are about to quite horribly.