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The Dysfunctional Guide . . .

For Your Information:

The Dysfunctional Guide to Blogging Success – by Demian Farnworth – for copyblogger –

5 Facts About Publishing That Could Change Your Writing Career – By Jeff Goins –

5 Ways for Writers to Blast Through Self-Doubt – by write to done –

Exploding the Perfect Writer Myth – by Anna Elliott – for Writer Unboxed –

The Future of the Novel – by Warren Adler – for Huffington Post –


Quote(s) of the Day:

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”  – Norman Vincent Peale



Special Tribute:

One of the most spectacular night-sky shows will kick into high gear this weekend when the Orionid meteor shower peaks early in the morning on Oct. 20. It will continue to dazzle until just before dawn on the 21st. . .



Book Release:

A Memory of Light – Robert Jordan (Author), Brandon Sanderson (Author) – Release Date: Jan 8 2013 –

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty-two languages.

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.

Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
May yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.


The Top 10 Writers . . .

For Your Information

The Top 10 Writers – The Most-Studied American Writers – By Christopher Shea – Ideas Market Review –

Alert: Raider Publishing International/Purehaven Press – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

5 Ebook Publishing Hurdles, and How to Beat Them – By Paul Jun – For Problogger –

Self-Publishing and Success: eBooks and the New Breed of Writers – By dineshnair – Seattle PI –

How to Self-Publish Your Own Book – By Scott Steinberg – Tech Goes Strong –

The Best Way to Begin a Writing Career – By Jeff Goins –

Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love – By L. Schlesinger, C. Kieffer, P. Brown – Harvard Business Review –

3 Possibilities for Defeating Writer’s Block – By Jane Friedman –

The Two Best Ways Writers Can Get Paid More for Blog Posts – By Carol – Make a Living Writing –

3 Reasons No One Comes Back to Your Blog – and How to Fix It – By Alexander Heyne – Problogger –

Patience Is a Writer’s Most Important Virtue – By Suzannah Windsor Freeman – For Jeff Goins –

Quote(s) of the Day

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” –  Charles William Eliot

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

“As a writer, don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.” – Barbara Kingsolver



The Con Man . . .

For Your Information

The Con Man Who Tried To Buy Writer Beware’s Silence – By A.C. Crispin – For Writer Beware –

Believing We Have a Story to Tell – By Ellen Weeren – For Writer Unboxed –

‘Lost’ Kerouac work didn’t need finding – By Ray Robertson – Globe and Mail –

11 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Blogging – By Victoria Mixon –

The More Informative Your Content . . . – By Brian Clark – copyblogger –

Why The Hunger Games Is the Future of Writing – By Jeff Goins –

Reversing the Curse of Dominant Logic – By Vijay Govindarajan – Harvard Business Review –

My Views on Publishing Today – By Jane Friedman –

The 3 Worst Blog Writing Blunders – Don’t Make These Mistakes! – By Danny Iny – Make a Living Writing –

The Rise of Visual Storytelling In Marketing – By Magdalena Georgieva – For Problogger –

“Scarlet’ launches writing career – By Glenda Garland – Wicked Local –

Author Publishes Futuristic Thriller for Young Adults – By D’Ann White – Bloomingdale Patch –

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do – By L. Schlesinger, C. Kieffer, and P. Brown – Harvard Business Review –

Twitter 10,000 – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –


Quote(s) of the Day

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. ” – Barbara Kingsolver