how to create a static block in magento

Add below code in
/public_html/app/design/frontend/your-theme/default/layout/local.xml

<reference name="left">
			<remove name="cart_sidebar" />
			<block type="cms/block" name="about-fuller">
                <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>about-fuller</block_id></action>
            </block>
            <block type="cms/block" name="buyers-mini-form">
                <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>buyers-mini-form</block_id></action>
            </block>
		</reference>

go to back end cms > static block create a static block give its name

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