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The Dysfunctional Guide . . .

For Your Information:

The Dysfunctional Guide to Blogging Success – by Demian Farnworth – for copyblogger –

5 Facts About Publishing That Could Change Your Writing Career – By Jeff Goins –

5 Ways for Writers to Blast Through Self-Doubt – by write to done –

Exploding the Perfect Writer Myth – by Anna Elliott – for Writer Unboxed –

The Future of the Novel – by Warren Adler – for Huffington Post –


Quote(s) of the Day:

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”  – Norman Vincent Peale



Special Tribute:

One of the most spectacular night-sky shows will kick into high gear this weekend when the Orionid meteor shower peaks early in the morning on Oct. 20. It will continue to dazzle until just before dawn on the 21st. . .



Book Release:

A Memory of Light – Robert Jordan (Author), Brandon Sanderson (Author) – Release Date: Jan 8 2013 –

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty-two languages.

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.

Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
May yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.


Going Viral . . .

For Your Information

The Truth About Going Viral – By Jeff Goins –

On the Future of Books: A Discussion with Seth Godin – By Leo Babauta – Zenhabits –

How to Spam Yourself to Success – By Fitjerk – Men With Pens –

Alert: Light Sword Publishing, a.k.a. LSP Digital, Returns – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

2011 National Book Awards – By Writer’s Blog –

Principles of Plain English – By Mark Nichol – Daily Writing Tips –

When the Climax Fails, the Reader Suffers – By the Plot Whisperer –

8 Ways Freelancers Can Show Gratitude – By Susan Johnston – The Urban Muse –

What is Your Novel Missing? – The Writers Alley –

The Bet That Really Paid Off for Aspiring Author – by Digital Journal –


 Quote(s) of the Day

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” – Henry David Thoreau

“To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as common people do.” – Aristotle

“If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


Writing Contest

The Micro Award – Prose Fiction – Deadline Dec. 31, 2011 –