Author's Blog

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

How to Be Outstanding . . .

For Your Information

How to Be Outstanding – By Jeff Goins –

Business writers: show, don’t tell – By Clare Lynch –

How to Turn an Obstacle into an Asset – By L. Schlesinger, C. Kiefer, & P. Brown – Harvard Business Review –

Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

Authors: Don’t Pay Money for BEA Book Promotion – By Jane Friedman –

The Essential Ingredients for Building a Blog That Ranks in Alexa’s Top 10,000 – By Neil Patel – For Problogger –

2012: Best of Times for Writers, or the Worst? – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Why Are You Really Procrastinating? – By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice –

Scots best-selling writer remembers her roots as she celebrates 25th book – By Steve Hendry – Daily Record –

Author Blogging 101: 11 Sources of Organic Traffic – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

The Chicken-Egg Paradox of Storytelling – By Larry Brooks – For Write to Done –

5 Tips for Writing a Novel/Memoir Synopsis – By Chuck Sambuchino – For Writer Unboxed –

How to Fall Back in Love with Writing – By Jeff Goins –

Talent, Passion, and the Creativity Maze – By T. Amabile & S. Kramer – Harvard Business Review –

Build a More Effective Author Website – By Jane Friedman –

How to Cast a Spell On Your Next Blog Post – By Ian Harris – For Men with Pens –


Quote(s) of the Day

If any man wishes to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Special Tribute

Scots best-selling writer remembers her roots as she celebrates 25th book – By Steve Hendry – Daily Record –