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10 Reasons Why . . .

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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 –

Announcing the Winners . . .

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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 –






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The Latest

1. Unautomate Your Money – By Baker of Man Vs. Debt –

2. What is Pubslush Press? By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

3. Why Not to buy at a Farmers Market – By Paul Michael – Wise Bread –

4. Readjusting Sleep Edition: The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup –

5. Basics of Book Marketing for the Beginning Self-Publisher Part 3 – By Joel Friedlander –

6. E-Books Are Easily Changeable After Publication, Is That Good Or Bad? – By Nathan Bransford –  – Interesting question!

7. What’s the sound of your voice and can it be true all the time? – By Di Mace – WordSwords –

8. George R.R. Martin is the Newest Author to Join the Kindle Million Club – –

Quote of the Day

“Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.”  – Mark Twain

Writing Contest

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest – Deadline Oct. 1, 2011 –



 Book Release


We Are All Weird – By Author Seth Godin – Now available at:

“It’s about a new truth, something previously unexamined, appreciated or named. The bell curve is spreading, normal isn’t what it used to be and the age of mass is over. We’ve lived with mass all our lives, and now it’s gone. What are you going to do about it?”