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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

Gifts For Writers . . .

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Some Awesome Gifts for Writers This Christmas – By Christopher Jackson – Fuel Your Writing –

Writers Guild Awards Announced Their Nominees – By Josh Abraham –

3 Surefire Ways To Build An Even Bigger E-mail List – By Marlee Ward – E-Junkie.Info –

Understanding Point of View (POV) – by The Writers Alley –

Is It “Christmastime” or “Christmas Time?” – by Grammar Girl Newsletter –

If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do. – William Zinsser

Self-Publishing And The Definition Of An Indie Author – By Joanna Penn – The creative Penn –

Do Writers Really Need a Book Business Plan? – by Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Such Sweet Sorrow – By Jennifer – Procrastinating Writers – – Looking forward to the new PW!

Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers: #2 The Easiest Promotional Tactic – By Carol – Make a Living Writing –


Quote(s) of the Day

“Life is what happens to a writer between drafts.” – Dennis R. Miller




Writing Contest

Julia Peterkin Award for poetry – Deadline – Feb. 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 –

Pre-digital . . .

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MLM for Writers: The Best Authors Lounge – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

When do you need an editor? – By Alan Rinzler – The Book Deal –

Can Search Engine Optimization Help You Sell More Books? – By Joanna Penn – The Creative Pen –

Pre digital – By Seth Godin –

When No One Knows Where You Are. Or Needs To. – By Greg McFarlane – Problogger –

How Freelance Writers Can Get More Credit for Their Work – By Carol Tice –

The Dangers of Outsourcing Your Freelance Work – By Mitch O’Conner – Fuel Your Writing –


Quote(s) of the Day

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” – Samuel Johnson

“For writers, the road to ignorance is paved with good editors.” – George Bernard Shaw




Writing Contest

G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and Poetry – Deadline Jan 15, 2011 –