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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Make a Living Writing – By Josh Sarz – For Make a Living Writing –

How e-books made reading sexy again – By JoJo Moyes – The Telegraph –

How to Write a Novel: Series of Best Practices Launches with Writing Tips – By Adrienne Wolfe – Free Press Release Center –

Should Serious Readers Buy E-Books? – By Christina Halpern – The Wall Street Journal –

The promise of self-publishing: Kiana Davenport signs Amazon – By Metro –

Martin calls ‘Ice and Fire’ series his magnum opus – By The Globe and Mail –

10 Types of Killer Filler Content for Your Blog – by Darren Rowse – Problogger –

IBPA Publishing University: Book Design Principles – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Encyclopaedia Britannica To End Print Edition, Go Completely Digital – By Corporate EB –

Stuck in a Creative Funk? Try These 12 Tricks – By Jeff Goins –

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time – By Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review –

Are You Committing These E-mail Sins? – By Jane Friedman –


The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong – By James Chartrand – Problogger –

Will you miss the encyclopedia – by Seth Godin – The Domino Project –


Quote(s) of the Day

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ”  – Richard Wright



Special Tribute

Carolyn Reeder, teacher and author of historical fiction for children dies at 74  – By Matt Schudel – For The Washington Post –

Go Feds!

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Go feds! E-books are way overpriced – By Charles Cooper – C/net –

3 Simple Storytelling Methods That Can Do Your Selling For You – By Ben Settle – copyblogger –

Getting to “yes”: the magic rule of authority – by Dean Reick – Direct Creative Blog –

Your Homepage Is Not As Important As You Think – By Dan Blank – For Jane Friedman –

My Biggest Writing Struggle (What’s Yours?) – by Jeff Goins –

The East is read – The internet is changing Chinese literature – by The Economist –

Local writer, mom lands two-book publishing deal – By Conner Hammett – Frisco Enterprise –

8 Classic Books That Still Aren’t e-Books – By The News Herald –

Cusack: Playing ‘Lunatic’ Poe Was Dream Role – By Elizabeth Scott – Sky News –

Once Upon a Tweet: Telling Stories In Twitter – By Ric Dragon – Marketing Land –

Different Styles of Writing & Which Is Right for You – By Jeff Goins –

When a Writing Contest Has a Hidden Agenda – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

e-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2012 – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Spreading ideas outside the bookstore – By Seth Godin – The Domino Project –

Do You Want To Make Money At Writing – By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice –

Creativity Blocked? Here’s the Solution – By Write To Done –

The inside story of a screenplay – By Jay Stone – The Province –


Quote(s) of the Day

“A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” –  Edith Wharton