Author's Blog

The Golden 20 Percent . . .

For Your Information

Focus on the golden 20 per cent – but are you sure? – By Di Mace – Word Swords –

Answers to our Show Don’t Tell Questions – By Randy Ingermanson – The Writers Alley –

Blogger Of The Week: Jeff Goins, The Writing Coach And Creative Writer At ‘GoinsWriter’ –

A Blast From the Past—Thieving “Literary Agent” Uwe Luserke Re-Surfaces – by Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

The Flinch, Newsjacking And Digital Publishing – By Joanna Penn – The Creative Penn –

30 Book Awards for Self-Published Authors – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

How Many Customers Did You Lose Today? – By Rita McGrath – Harvard Business Review –


Quote(s) of the Day

“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you wait for inspiration, you’re not a writer, but a waiter.”  – Anonymous


Writing Contest

The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize – Deadline Jan. 15, 2012 –

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 –