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RSS and Email Newsletter Changes

As of a few minutes ago I have severed the BIW blog’s ties with the RSS at Feedburner. If you follow this blog’s RSS you will now have to do so from its original feed at www.book-in-a-week.com/feed. Feedburner will be redirecting but it is best to change the address as Feedburner can go down at…

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Server Issues

Greetings BIWers, I am sorry for the sporadic internet service this month. I have been pulling my hair out with my current hosting company to no avail so I am preparing to switch all my sites over to a new host. Hopefully the change over will be completed by Monday because I will be taking…

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The Science of Creativity

Here is an interesting video featuring Charles Limb, a musician, surgeon, and TED presenter, about how the brain works during creative endeavours. While the main focus is on jazz music and rappers I think it still relates to the creative process of writing, especially free form writing which is also spontaneously produced. It gets especially…

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Ninja Writer Offers Free eBook

Ninja Writer Offers Free eBook

Originally written for a 3-Day Novel Contest in 2011, Book-in-a-Week participant Laura Roberts’ first book, Rebels of the 512, is currently available for free digital download through May 31. As part of “National Ninja Month,” Laura is celebrating by giving away free copies of the eBook in all digital formats at Smashwords.com. You can learn…

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Publishing Trends

Publishing Trends

At any given time, there are certain trends in publishing. In the ’80′s, there was the explosion of the female sleuth thanks to such trailblazers as Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky, among others. In the late ’90′s, Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary spawned a whole new sub-genre in women’s fiction; namely chick-lit. By the looks…

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Interview with Beth Gutcheon

Beth Gutcheon and Gossip Cover

Beth Gutcheon, author of Gossip, is the critically acclaimed author of eight previous novels: The New Girls, Still Missing, Domestic Pleasures, Saying Grace, Five Fortunes, More Than You Know, Leeway Cottage and Good-bye and Amen. She is the writer of several film scripts, including the Academy Award nominee The Children of Theatre Street. She lives…

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The Artist’s Way Challenge

The Artist’s Way Challenge

Are you an artist who has lost all your creative mojo? Do you wake your muse up to ask her a question and she kicks you in the head and runs away laughing hysterically? Do you want to write more than anything, but just cannot get past that block? The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron…

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The Evolution of ePublishing

The Evolution of ePublishing

There has always been some sort of stigma attached to self publishing. It has even been given a derogatory label of “vanity” publishing, suggesting that the writer’s ego was so big that they could not handle not being published via the traditional route, so they self-published instead. The criticisms were both rife and universal: you…

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Insanity Writing

Insanity Writing

Interview with Don Britt The ultimate act of writing insanity: that’s what Don Britt calls his attempt to produce twenty-four novels over the course of the next year, beginning this month. Don got the idea after he participated in The 3 Day Novel Writing Contest this past September. That planted the seed for him to…

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November Writing Challenge

November Writing Challenge

November is the official month of National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, where one attempts to write a novel of 50,000 words in the thirty days of November. When I participated a few years ago there were 120,000 participants worldwide.

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