Find my email. Click the yellow button.
I'm so happy you signed up!
I love helping writers improve their skills, have fun, and get their books written.
And the Seven Step Story is a really awesome training course.
During this course, you're going to:
However, before we can begin, there's one more step.
I've sent you an email confirmation with a link for you to click.
Can you look for it in your email -- it's from email@example.com
You might be thinking -- click a link?
WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME WORK, DANIEL?
Just give me the course already!
Well, in the past, a surprising number of "people" signed up for my email courses who later turned out to be robots.
And more than a few, while they were actual people (I think), they weren't really interested in reading my stuff, and never opened any of my emails.
And I only want to contact people I can actually help.
Before I we can begin the course, can you check your email? You should have a message from me with a big yellow button you can click.
That will confirm your place in the writing course.
It should be easy to find the email from me.
It might just teleport to the top of your inbox. Which is awesome.
However, if you are using Gmail, you'll probably have one more step.
That's because Gmail cares about you. And it's a beautiful thing.
The problem is, Gmail cares so much, it tries to hide stuff from you.
My email may have ended up in your "promotions" tab.
This is the classification that Gmail uses for any emails from businesses or enterprises where you don't yet know the sender personally.
Now, I hope we'll get to know each other. I hope you'll soon email me and let me know how the course is going.
But right now, we probably don't know each other.
So we need to "teach" Gmail that these emails are being sent in a deliberate sequence, and that you don't want to miss any of them.
What does this mean? You may have to look for my confirmation email in your "promotions" tab and then move it into your "primary" tab.
That way you'll be certain of seeing every part of this free course.
If you don't do this, it's likely at least one stage of the sequence will get lost among weekly deals from Target and highlights from The New York Times.
Here's how to do it:
Log into your gmail.
Go to your promotions tab.
Select my email (see how I do this, above).
Right click on my email.
Select the first option, Move to Tab.
Then go back to Primary, find the email, open it, and click the big yellow button.
That's all it takes.
Wait a few minutes?
If neither of those options work, email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Title your email: WHAT ON EARTH, DANIEL?
And tell me you signed up for the Seven Step Story.
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