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For Your Information

Five Reasons Not to Criticize First Drafts – by Matt Herron – Men With Pens –

Writer’s Block: The 12-Step Cure – By Joanna Penn – The Creative Pen –

What Authors Need to Know About Virtual Book Tours – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Preparing for the breakthrough/calamity – By Seth Godin –

Video Blogging: Shooting Video with Your iPhone – By Joel Friedlander –

The truth may hurt, so I’ll (lie) spin you a story – By Di Mace – Word Swords –

A Book Editor Speaks: The Challenge of the First Chapters – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Overcoming Writer’s Block on Your Blog – By everything –

Quote(s) of the Day

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”  – Tom Clancy

Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.  – William Wordsworth

 On plenty of days, the writer can write three or four pages, and on plenty of other days he concludes he must throw them away. – Annie Dillard


Writing Contest

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award – Deadline Jan. 15, 2012 –