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Charles Dickens: Six things he gave the modern world – By Alex Hudson – BBC New Magazine –

Publisher Alert: Arvo Basim Yayin of Turkey – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware Blog –

Author Blogging 101: Blog Analytics – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

The difference between a failure and a mistake – By Seth Godin –

6 Steps to a loyal blog following – By Shari Lopatin – Problogger –

The Pippi Longstocking Guide to Freelance Writing Success – By Make a Living Writing –

Story Narrated Through Brilliantly Executed Animated Video – By E-Junkie.Info –

What is Your Novel Missing? – By The Writers Alley –

AP Stylebook’s New Tool Automatically Edits Your Writing – By Brian Anthony Hermandez – Mashable Tech –



 Quote(s) of the Day

“There are lots of people who give their all and have that inner glow on – it’s a shame that majority of them are under 7 years old.” Esa Saarinen




Writing Contest

Engine Books Novel Prize – Deadline March 10, 2012 –

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The Latest 

1) Who says men don’t ask for directions? Maps is top Android app for men, Facebook for women – By Zach Epstein –

2) 5 Tips for Getting Back Into The Writing Groove – By Julia Slovich –

3) Should Agents Respond to All Queries? – By Nathan Bransford –

4) Picture This: The Art of the Picture Book – By Robert Smedley –

5) 9 Forms of the Past Tense – By Daily Writing Tips –

6) 10 Home Office Design Tips for Small Spaces – By Susan Ward –

7) Story Engineering – The Larry Brooks Interview –

8) What is persuasive writing? – By Di Mace –

9) The Freelance Writer’s Ultimate Guide to Queries – By Susan Johnston –

10) Twitter Opens The Kimono On Web Analytics; 3 Million Sites Now Using Tweet Button – By Leena Rao –

11) Confusing obedience with self-control – By Seth Godin –


Quote of the Day

“Reading and weeping opens the door to one’s heart, but writing and weeping opens the window to one’s soul.”  –  M. K. Simmons



Mary C. Mohr Editor’s Award – For short story, novella, or stand-alone novel excerpt. –



Featured Book(s)

  • New Fantasy Book Release: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II By R.A. Salvatore  – October 2011