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Indulge: For Your Information

Downside up – By Seth Godin – The Domino Project - http://goo.gl/Ukw0C

Is Your Writing Career Missing This Single Most Crucial Element? – By Josh Sarz – Write to Done – http://goo.gl/RLrJc

Is Content Curation Just Organized Theft? – By Justin P. Lambert – Words that Begin With You – http://goo.gl/rLYcA

How to Use Layers to Enhance Your Plot – By C.S. Lakin – For The Write Practice – http://goo.gl/Eecl2

Real eBooks: Are We Still in the Stone Age? – By James Moushon – For The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/4R3a7

2 Different Tales of Blog Growth – By Darren Rowse – Problogger – http://goo.gl/P4O5e

One Author’s First Month in KDP Select – By Heather Wardell – For Writer Beware – http://goo.gl/MHDQ3

5 Attitudes Toward Publishing You Should Avoid – By Jane Friedman – Writer Unboxed – http://goo.gl/zEvKl

The Glee Guide to Attracting a Raving Horde of Social Media Fans – By Beth Hayden – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/1KiUJ

Quit Screwing Around – It’s Time to Write for Real – By Jeff Goins – http://goo.gl/3MyTE

How to Get Your Book Published – By Jane Friedman – http://goo.gl/WPLMS – Especially informative for beginning writers

4 Ways Writers Can Make Their Personal Drama Relatable – By Ressy Floyd-Thompson – For Make a Living Writing – http://goo.gl/qn5fx

Prepared to fail – By Seth Godin – http://goo.gl/a0Wk4 – Wisdom in these words.

 

Quote(s) of the Day

“You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like.” - Phyllis A. Whitney

“To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.”  - Charles Caleb Colton

Special Tribute

Books without borders: Flathead authors find success in e-publishing – By Candace Chase – The Daily Inter Lake - http://goo.gl/VBo2S

Are You Satisfied?

For Your Information

Are You Satisfied? (That May Not Be Enough) – By Jeff Goins - http://goo.gl/jvGfR

Facebook picks fight with Google over who is more evil – by Mathew Ingram – Gigaom – http://goo.gl/d4S5R

11 Things My Grandmother Said About Writing – By Victoria Mixon – http://goo.gl/PcPuc

12 Tips for Selling to a Global Audience – By Uttoran Sen – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/637gr

Why Appreciation Matters So Much – By Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – http://goo.gl/aZ68W

When Do You Need to Secure Permissions? – By Jane Friedman – http://goo.gl/HK3vg

How to Write Irresistible Blog Intros – By Andrea Wren – For Problogger – http://goo.gl/ocU3j

How to Get Testimonials for Your Self-Published Book – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/AM6Iv

Do You Need A Social Media Intervention? – By Angela Ackerman – The Bookshelf Muse – http://goo.gl/J31JA

Video: John Kremer on Book Marketing in 2012 – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/AktWR

What Makes Characters Compelling? By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice – http://goo.gl/9YMEq

The Academy Awards are not news – By Seth Godin – The Dominio Project – http://goo.gl/qfhHc

Delmont-Ross Writing Contest: The Saga of a Fake Literary Competition – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware – http://goo.gl/BDA6J

 

Quote(s) of the Day

Writing is my time machine, takes me to the precise time and place I belong.  ~Jeb Dickerson

 

 

 

 

Special Tribute

To my web designer/marketer for his incredible and professional work on my trailer for my upcoming fantasy novel, The Alkahest.

You’re the best!

View on the front of my website at: http://alandracl.com/   or on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEYJe_c2rQ&context=C3434b18ADOEgsToPDskI5__toSa3WM1UOnO3Z2ffI