Author's Blog

How to Be a Leader . . .

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How to Be a Leader in an Age of Information Overload – By Jeff Goins –

‘Novels begin – in thinking, not writing’ – By Elaine K. Naves – The Gazette –

Publishers Weekly seems to relish scathing reviews of self-published books – By Kim Strickland – Chicago Now –

The British Council brings more shame on us – By Nick Cohen – The Guardian –

Blind writer gets help from police forensics to recover lost novel – By Jill Pantozzi – The Mary Sue –

Getting to “yes”: 4 keys for instant credibility – By Dean Rieck – Direct Creative Blog –

The DOJ’s Ebook Price Fixing Lawsuit Against Apple and the “Agency Five”: An Overview – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

Let Your Critics Be Your Best Friends – By Barb Sawyers – For Problogger –

Blogging in Obscurity – By Justin P. Lambert – Words That Begin With You –

One Tip that Makes Writing Blog Posts Super Easy – By Mary Jaksch – write to done –

Let’s Hear it for the Self-Published Author! – By Warren Adler – Huffington Post –

Literary Agent Dumps Novel On Child Soldiers After Kony Media Campaign Eruption – By Free Press –

Survey: Aspiring novelists predict a tough future – By Source Wire –

Scholastic Announces Sales Figures for The Hunger Games Trilogy in the U.S. – By Writer’s Blog –

The Copyblogger “Secret” to Creating Better Content – By Sonia Simone – Copyblogger –

Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Work-Life Balance – By Jeff Stibel – Harvard Business Review –


Quote(s) of the Day

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. – G. K. Chesterton










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“A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.” – Thomas Fuller



A big thank you, to all of you, for the thoughtful birthday wishes!


The Secret . . .

For Your Information

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