January 27 Mashup: Writing Sites

100 Tips to alleviate doubt:  http://janefriedman.com/2012/01/20/100-tips-to-alleviate-self-doubt/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JaneFriedman+%28Jane+Friedman%29 Do best seller lists matter?  http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2012/01/myth-of-bestseller.html The Bookshelf Muse had so many interesting focused blogs that it’s hard to single one out.  But take a look at this one on  avalanches.  This...

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What’s Happening on the Web? January 20

After 13 years of trying Laura Drake sold to GCP  Here’s what she’s learned. Chuck Wendig has provided a list of 25 things writers should start doing.  WARNING:  this site is full of great info but take your tolerance with you.  Chuck has an occasional fondness for four letter words. Joel Friedlander  from the Book Designer talks about Book Cover Design and the Problem of Symbolism.  He’s a proponent of keeping it simple and explains...

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What’s happening on the Net? January 13

This has been an amazing week.  For writers and publishers, the landscape is changing daily, even hourly. Amazon released the first month’s statistics on the Kindle Select Program.  Amazing results were enjoyed by all the authors in the program.  Amber Scott and Carolyn McCray both had books in the top ten revenues in the lending program.  According to Amazon “Carolyn McCray, a writer of paranormal romance novels, historical thrillers...

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Christmas Music and a Present

I love Calvin and Hobbes.  Always have.  Always will.  Something about his attitude and point of view that grabs me.    He says and does the things I’d sometimes like to do but being a goody goody I have never dared.  So here’s a Calvin and Hobbes video about Christmas. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq8iyhMFLYE] And this song is my new ‘fun’ favorite Christmas...

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Sites I’m Visiting and Enjoying

I’ve seen posts by bloggers on email loops and Twitter or Facebook, but generally have paid little attention to them (hangs head in shame).  It seemed to be a lot of information about writing, or personal journals, or recipes.  <shrugs>  What can I say?   I have many good writer friends and we talk writing all the time.  I’m a therapist and read personal journals for a living.  And I don’t like cooking or crafts, so… But...

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