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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










My Daily Post – Incredible Libraries

The Latest 

1) 15 Pics of Incredible Libraries Around the World – By Sifter – – Stunning and breathtaking rooms! Which is your favorite?

 2) Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge # 174 – By Shane Arthur –

3)  7 Tips to Increase Your Blog Comments- By Charlene Kingston – Social Media Examiner –

4) Literary Agents – Writer Beware – By SFWA –

5) Do you  Write For Cheap? – By The Renegade Writer –

6) Keeping Lit Alive – The Salem Literature Festival – By Brunonia Barry –

7) A Lesson Learnt in Communication – By Adii Rockstar – WooCamp –


Quote of the Day

“Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write. If all feels hopeless, if that famous ‘inspiration’ will not come, write. If you are a genius, you’ll make your own rules, but if not – and the odds are against it – go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper – write. ” – J. B. Priestly



Writing – Eco Arts Awards – Annual competition in six creative genres based on inspired interpretation of the meaning of Ecology – – Deadline September 30, 2011



Featured Book(s)

  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Book – The Wise Man’s Fear – Kingkiller Chronicles –  By Patrick Rothfuss