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Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful . . .


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Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors – By The Hollywood Reporter –

Archway Publishing – Simon & Schuster Adds a Self-Publishing Division – by Victoria Strauss – for Writer Beware –

The Secret to Becoming an Overnight Success – by James – for Men with Pens –


Anna Karenina’s Couture – By Laura Kane – The –



Quote(s) of the Day:

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”  – Hannah More

Angry Birds Star Wars . . .

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Angry Birds Star Wars announced – by Keith Stuart – for the guardian UK –

Angry Birds Star Wars Breaks New Rovio Records – By Raymond Wong – for BGR –



At the High End, Reaching a Mass Market – by Alessandro Di Fiore – for Harvard Business Review –

Authors Guild Statement on Penguin-Random House Merger – by Victoria Strauss – for Writer Beware –



Marijuana Is Legal In Colorado! – By Uberfacts – By Robert Smedley –



Beware The False Compliments That Are Killing Your Writing –


Quote(s) of the Day:

It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.” – Pema Chodron




Star Wars Franchise Sold . . .

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George Lucas has sold Lucasfilms Studios — and the Star Wars franchise therein — to Disney for $4.5-billion. – By Jen Gerson


Giving James Bond a new aura – By Sandeep Bamzai



Penguin, Random House publishing merger finalized – By The Associated Press


Alert: America’s Next Author Contest – By Victoria Strauss –

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Quote(s) of the Day:

A promise made is a debt unpaid. ”  – Robert Service

Coming Up Soon . . .

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Coming up soon – National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) –

How to Respond to Negativity – By Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review –

How to Become a Writer – By writetodone –

How to Become an Exceptional Writer – By Demian Farnworth – copyblogger –

How Amazon Squeezes Writers to Make You Richer – By Nathan Alderman –

Less-Confident People Are More Successful – by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – Harvard Business Review –

Rights vs. Copyright – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

Your E-Book Is Reading You – By Alexandra Alter – The Wall Street Journal –

4 Quick Tips for Authors to Get Website Traffic Fast! – By Lynnette Phillips – For The Book Designer –

Unleash Your Writing With This Trick From the Movies – By Write to Done –

The Essential Guide to (Not) Responding to Critics – By Jeff Goins –

Are the Rules of Engagement for Serious Novels Changing?  By Warren Adler – Huffington Post –

Quote(s) of the Day:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain