Writer Beware . . .

For Your Information

A Writer Beware Retrospective – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware – http://goo.gl/kcyGO –  most notable posts and warnings from 2011.

Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort – By Mathew Ingram – Gigaom – http://goo.gl/PNxI8

How to Catch More Life in Your Writing – By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice – http://goo.gl/GnzIa

James Franco Sells His First Novel to Amazon Publishing – By Emily Witt – New York Observer – http://goo.gl/wUfCj

15 Copywriting and Content Marketing Blogs that Will Make You More Money – By Sonai Simone – Copyblogger – http://goo.gl/R4N1z

9 editing tactics to supercharge your selling copy – By Dean Rieck – Direct Creative Blog – http://goo.gl/w4ubU

Reading isn’t dead, but it’s changing – By Seth Godin – The Domino Project – http://goo.gl/9eah8

The Secret Weapon Of Every Great Storyteller – By Ghostwriter Dad – http://goo.gl/ofk9q

How to master the peculiarly English art of the polite command – By Good Copy, Bad Copy – http://goo.gl/wUjJ7

12 Ways To Get More Twitter Followers – By Michael Hyatt – http://goo.gl/pC4Ku



Quote(s) of the Day

“You sit down and you do writing, and you do it, and you do it, until you have learned to do it.” – Ursula K. LeGuin



Writing Contest

Potomac Review Poetry Contest – up to three submissions – Deadline Feb 2, 2012 – http://goo.gl/CGkkA




Special Tribute

Faces of Tomorrow is a non-profit organization based out of Davis, CA. Their mission is to provide medical and surgical services to children with facial deformities around the world.

Gwapa, meaning beautiful in Visayan,  is a documentary that follows a poor Filipino family’s struggle for a healthy future and a mother’s remarkable journey to help her three kids with facial deformities.