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Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles – By Lori Zimmer – inhabitat –

Hottest Twitter Topics of 2011 – By E-Junkie.Info –

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should – By Bill Taylor – Harvard Business Review –

Hardcover Books Reach New Heights – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

The Simple Power of Asking – By Sanjeev Mohindra – Problogger –

How to Network Without Networking – By Nathan Bransford –

Tool vs Insight – By Seth Godin –


Quote(s) of the Day

“There is no great writing, only great rewriting.”- Justice Brandeis

“It is my contention that a really great novel is made with a knife and not a pen. A novelist must have the intestinal fortitude to cut out even the most brilliant passage so long as it doesn’t advance the story.” – Frank Yerby

“If you cannot gain an emotional reaction from your reader, then you have not written well enough.” – ACL

 Writing Contest

Andres Montoya Poetry Prize – Deadline Jan. 15, 2012 –




Special Tribute

Yasmin Shiraz – Someone who makes a difference – an activist and author who helps and empowers our teens –

Her latest book, Retaliation, a novel about a community’s response to violence, led Shiraz to partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs in creating violence prevention programs for youth . . . (excerpt from Yasmin Shiraz’s Bio)

Check out her YouTube documentary – Can She Be Saved :


Hats off to this special woman who is making a difference in many of our youth’s lives!