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Halloween Post

Quote of the Day

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Doug Coupland

For Your Information

1. How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals – By Mark Boyer – inhabitat – http://goo.gl/gGrkQ

2. A bloody good read: ‘Dracula’ author’s journal found – By Ashley Fantz – CNN – http://goo.gl/5L3Rg

3. Six Ways to Sell Without Selling Your Soul – By Jonathan Morrow – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/e37JZ

4. The 8 Habits of Healthy Living – By Leo Babauta – http://goo.gl/M6cSG – Hats off to his lifestyle change!

5. Incredible Pumpkin-Carved Portraits (By Alex Wer.) – E-Junkie.Info – http://goo.gl/aTirz – Wow! What talent – phenomenal!

Book Referral

The Lost Symbol – By Author Dan Brown

 

Stuck? Borrow . . .

For Your Information

1. A Small Press Implodes : The Inside Story of Aspen Mountain Press – Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware – http://goo.gl/aOXue

2. Author Blogging 101: Presenting Your Content – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/tcwFo

3. How to Recover Your Core Rhythm – By Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – http://goo.gl/cQOjU

4. Sixty-seven Elegant, Effective and Free Website Graphics for Serious Online Publishers – By Robert Bruce – Copyblogger – http://goo.gl/qNEV1

5. On Being Mentored-Our Responsibilities – By The Writers Alley – http://goo.gl/2tCy1

6. Feeling’s good: why writers need emotion – By Al Kennedy – the guardian – http://goo.gl/yAIUn

7. 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award Winners Revealed – By Jason Boog – http://goo.gl/Rl8BB

8. Margaret Atwood knits for the birds – By Randy Boswell – The Vancouver Sun – http://goo.gl/VKcny

9. Seven Dirty Little Book Publishing Secrets that Every Writer Needs to Know – By Susan Daffron – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/oyWaf

10. RIM Offers Up A Device-Driven Look At Tomorrow – By Chris Velazco – techcrunch.com – http://goo.gl/RBqoe

11. 6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones – By Lori Zimmer – inhabitat – http://goo.gl/w3ik6

12. The Silliness of Busyness – By Courtney Carver – zenhabits – http://goo.gl/O7eXb

13. e-Book Cover File Size Specifications – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/tBh7r

14. Stuck? Borrow Techniques from Popular Authors – By Jennifer – procrastinating writers – http://goo.gl/K8DXS

Quote(s) of the Day

“The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don’t dare reveal.” – Elia Kazan

 

“The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an idea.” – Thomas Mann

 

Writing Contest

David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction – Deadline – Dec. 1, 2011 – http://goo.gl/1PVGy

 

 

 

 

Willpower Review . . .

For Your Information

1. Six Ways to Master Entrepreneurial Uncertainty – By Johnny B. Truant – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/Rx2vU – Very inspirational blog!

2. Six Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween – By Tafline Laylin – inhabitat – http://goo.gl/WkRV2 – I like the GEOtube!

3. Become the Hero of Your Writing Life – By Katie Tallo – write to done – http://goo.gl/g3lAO

4. Willpower Review – By Trent – the simple dollar – http://goo.gl/qqtTh

5. Top 8 Tactics to Power Your Online Book Launch – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/RwJJb

6.  Form and function – By Seth Godin – http://goo.gl/q4gA8

7. Beautiful & Philosophical Photo Manipulations – By Sarolta Ban – Ejunkie.info – http://goo.gl/mVtMx – Interesting photos!

8. How to write fiction: MJ Hyland on revising and rewriting – By MJ Hyland – the guardian – http://goo.gl/e2Azk

9. Why Writers Write: Rubin Develops ‘Swamplandia!” for HBO – By Ray Gustini – Atlantic Wire – http://goo.gl/a1epA

10. Plot Points from a Pantster – The Writers Alley – http://goo.gl/RFI0z

11. Stupid and Lazy – By Seth Godin – http://goo.gl/6ykco

12. Want to Make Money Writing? Build Relationships with Editors – By Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen – http://goo.gl/1L5SM

13. Why Researching Articles to Death Is A Waste of Time – By Sean DSouza – write to done – http://goo.gl/Hha2u

14. Transportation Designers Uninvent the Wheel – by Timon Singh – http://goo.gl/oxXbx – Not far off from Star Wars’s land speeders.

15. Fox Targets Diversity in New Writers Program – By Hollywood Reporter – http://goo.gl/rudqz

Quotes of the Day

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” – Orson Scott Card

“If you have other things in your life — family, friends, good productive day work — these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer.” – David Brin

 

 

New Book Release

“Legend Unborn” – The Key of Souls – Book 1 – By David G. Welsh – Beautiful cover art!