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Announcing the Winners . . .

For Your Information

Announcing the winners and honorees of the 2012 Golden Kite Awards & Sid Fleischman Award – SCBWI –

Suzanne Collins Praises Movie Version of Her Novel, The Hunger Games – By Writer’s Blog –

3 Lies to Face Before You Find Your Passion – By Jeff Goins –

New French Law Seizes Digital Rights – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

The Secret to Writing On Your Blog Every Day – By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice –

2 Things to Consider about Blogging & Books – By Victoria Mixon –

How Social Media, E-Books, Self-Publishing Change Writers Conferences – By Carla King –

How to Think Like an Editor – By Jeanne Kisacky – Writer Unboxed –

How to De-Clutter Your Home Office – By Angela Taylor – For The Urban Muse –

John Locke, ‘Donovan Creed’ Author, On Selling A Million eBooks – By Laura Rowley – Huffington Post –

Science Fiction: Imagining – And Warning – By Bob Keefer – The Register Guard –

The Cold, Hard Truth About Guest Posts – By James – Men With Pens –

ALA call on Random House to recondiser major ebook price increase – By Macey Morales – ALA Press –

Bondage writer whose books have taken America by storm is British mother-of-two – By Daily Mail Reporter –

Quote(s) of the Day

“A word is dead, when it is said, some say. I say it just begins, to live that day.” – – Emily Dickinson




Writing Contest

Solstice Magazine 3rd Annual Literary Contest – Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry – Deadline April 5, 2012 –






Giving Thanks . . .

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig


For Your Information

Giving Thanks, Yet Again – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

The Rarely Spoken Variable – By Larry – –

“Brushing it Off” Vs “Brushing It Off” – By Nick Thacker – Problogger –

One Week To Go! – Are You Slowing or Speeding Up? (National Novel Writing Month) – By Christopher Jackson – Fuel Your Writing –

Anne McCaffrey Dies at 85 – By Dpomerico – Science Fiction & Fantasy – – Read many of her books; she will be missed.


Quote(s) of the Day

“You can’t think yourself out of a writing block, you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.” – John Rogers

“As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors!” – Rhys Alexander



Special Tribute

Author and writer, Anne McCaffrey April 1, 1926 – November 21, 2011

A great writer, who’s best known for her award-winning Dragonriders  series.

A great loss to the Fantasy and Sci-Fi readers. She will be missed.