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The Secret . . .

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The Secret to Your Next Creative Breakthrough – By Jeff Goins –

New Literary Agent Alert: Andrew Wetzel of Martin Literary Management – By Chuck Sambuchino – Writer’s Digest –

How to Clear the Phlegm from Your Blog Posts – By Make a Living Writing –

A Systematic Approach to Writing Successful Blog Posts – By Jane Sheeba – For Problogger –

Book Design: Choosing Your Paragraphing Style – By Joel Friedlander –

Is everyone entitled to their opinion? – By Seth Godin –

E-books give authors new chance to get published – By Carol Bicak – World Herald  – –

Is Your Voice Shouting? – By Sherrinda Ketchersid – For The Writer’s Alley –

A Room of Everyone’s Own: The Writer as Public Fixture – By Matt Lombardi –

William Boyd to write official James Bond novel – By Nick Clark – Independent –

Finding People to Read, Review and Recommend Your Book – by Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Living the Dream: Publishing a Novel with the Big 6 – By Shelley Emling – Montclair Patch –


Quote(s) of the Day

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
― Mark Twain

10 Reasons Why . . .

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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Make a Living Writing – By Josh Sarz – For Make a Living Writing –

How e-books made reading sexy again – By JoJo Moyes – The Telegraph –

How to Write a Novel: Series of Best Practices Launches with Writing Tips – By Adrienne Wolfe – Free Press Release Center –

Should Serious Readers Buy E-Books? – By Christina Halpern – The Wall Street Journal –

The promise of self-publishing: Kiana Davenport signs Amazon – By Metro –

Martin calls ‘Ice and Fire’ series his magnum opus – By The Globe and Mail –

10 Types of Killer Filler Content for Your Blog – by Darren Rowse – Problogger –

IBPA Publishing University: Book Design Principles – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Encyclopaedia Britannica To End Print Edition, Go Completely Digital – By Corporate EB –

Stuck in a Creative Funk? Try These 12 Tricks – By Jeff Goins –

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time – By Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review –

Are You Committing These E-mail Sins? – By Jane Friedman –


The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong – By James Chartrand – Problogger –

Will you miss the encyclopedia – by Seth Godin – The Domino Project –


Quote(s) of the Day

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ”  – Richard Wright



Special Tribute

Carolyn Reeder, teacher and author of historical fiction for children dies at 74  – By Matt Schudel – For The Washington Post –