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Agatha Christie . . .

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Agatha Cristie Estate Acquired By US – Based Acorn Media – By The Deadline Team –

What happened to grown-up films? – By Stephen Whitty – –

The One Skill that Makes an Online Entrepreneur Unstoppable – By Johnny Truant – copyblogger –

Contest Winner Accepts Two-Book Deal With Harlequin – By Market Watch –

Exclusive: Jackie Collins to Self-Publish – By Jeff Rivers – Galleycat –

Self-published author Kerry Wilkinson lands 6-book deal – By Anita Singh – The Telegraph –

One Tale, Many Tales – By Juliet Marillier – Writer Unboxed –

The Seuss Effect: how the creative genius inspired today’s writers – By Robin Blakely – examiner –



Quote(s) of the Day

Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it… – Michael Crichton

A novel is the storyteller’s own experience that has moved him to an emotion so passionate that he can no longer keep it shut up in his heart. Lady Murasaki

“I have never thought of myself as a good writer…but I’m one of the world’s great rewriters.” – James A. Michener



Writing Contest

Free Contest for Humor Poems – By PRWeb – –

The Nitty-Gritty . . .

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The Nitty-Gritty About Reduplication – By Mark Nichol – Daily Writing Tips –

Harry Potter Headlines: 10 Ways to Conjure Up a Viral Blog Post Title – by Judy Dunn – Cat’s Eye Writer –

Writers choose their favorite books of 2011 – By Emma Mustich – Open Salon –

Self-published authors find e-success – By Deirdre Donahue – USA Today –

Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012 – By Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review –


Quote(s) of the Day

“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.



Writing Contest

The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction – Deadline – March 15, 2012 –



The Golden 20 Percent . . .

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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 –