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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Make a Living Writing – By Josh Sarz – For Make a Living Writing – http://goo.gl/UAxm9

How e-books made reading sexy again – By JoJo Moyes – The Telegraph – http://goo.gl/IUEM3

How to Write a Novel: Series of Best Practices Launches with Writing Tips – By Adrienne Wolfe – Free Press Release Center – http://goo.gl/I4Lle

Should Serious Readers Buy E-Books? – By Christina Halpern – The Wall Street Journal – http://goo.gl/f0FWB

The promise of self-publishing: Kiana Davenport signs Amazon – By Metro – http://goo.gl/RBJLX

Martin calls ‘Ice and Fire’ series his magnum opus – By The Globe and Mail – http://goo.gl/6TVLe

10 Types of Killer Filler Content for Your Blog – by Darren Rowse – Problogger – http://goo.gl/cRtUr

IBPA Publishing University: Book Design Principles – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/JAXTi

Encyclopaedia Britannica To End Print Edition, Go Completely Digital – By Corporate EB – http://goo.gl/liz7Y

Stuck in a Creative Funk? Try These 12 Tricks – By Jeff Goins – http://goo.gl/vqnTF

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time – By Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – http://goo.gl/xZutz

Are You Committing These E-mail Sins? – By Jane Friedman – http://goo.gl/YEx9L

 

The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong – By James Chartrand – Problogger – http://goo.gl/sQEcD

Will you miss the encyclopedia – by Seth Godin – The Domino Project – http://goo.gl/gRMe2

 

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 – http://goo.gl/2uG0k

Go Feds!

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Go feds! E-books are way overpriced – By Charles Cooper – C/net – http://goo.gl/2QyR4

3 Simple Storytelling Methods That Can Do Your Selling For You – By Ben Settle – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/Wloy9

Getting to “yes”: the magic rule of authority – by Dean Reick – Direct Creative Blog – http://goo.gl/z2j63

Your Homepage Is Not As Important As You Think – By Dan Blank – For Jane Friedman – http://goo.gl/fslCB

My Biggest Writing Struggle (What’s Yours?) – by Jeff Goins – http://goo.gl/fOYoH

The East is read – The internet is changing Chinese literature – by The Economist – http://goo.gl/Smtw4

Local writer, mom lands two-book publishing deal – By Conner Hammett – Frisco Enterprise – http://goo.gl/b8YsU

8 Classic Books That Still Aren’t e-Books – By The News Herald – http://goo.gl/DQfS9

Cusack: Playing ‘Lunatic’ Poe Was Dream Role – By Elizabeth Scott – Sky News – http://goo.gl/A7taA

Once Upon a Tweet: Telling Stories In Twitter – By Ric Dragon – Marketing Land – http://goo.gl/OYw4z

Different Styles of Writing & Which Is Right for You – By Jeff Goins – http://goo.gl/gWMB6

When a Writing Contest Has a Hidden Agenda – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware – http://goo.gl/QyYVv

e-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2012 – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer – http://goo.gl/qkJLa

Spreading ideas outside the bookstore – By Seth Godin – The Domino Project – http://goo.gl/KdLRs

Do You Want To Make Money At Writing – By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice – http://goo.gl/JZtnn

Creativity Blocked? Here’s the Solution – By Write To Done – http://goo.gl/kWqfc

The inside story of a screenplay – By Jay Stone – The Province – http://goo.gl/6Yaok

 

Quote(s) of the Day

“A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” –  Edith Wharton