The Year’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity . . . .

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Image“The question of why writers write holds especial mesmerism, both as a piece of psychological voyeurism and as a beacon of self-conscious hope that if we got a glimpse of the innermost drivers of greats, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to replicate the workings of genius in our own work. So why do great writers write?” – Maria Popova   For more, visit: http://bit.ly/JM29Mp 

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A Reflection upon Erle Stanley Gardner and Perry Mason

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Whether your know his works as authored by A. A. Fair, Kyle Coming, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray or Robert Parr, I’m sure you’ll agree that Erle Stanley Gardner was one of the most prolific writers.

There are many of us who know him for his creation of a favorite legal drama series, “Perry Mason,” but few know that because Mr. Gardner was reluctant to allow his most popular character to be transformed into a television soap opera, officials a major network decided they could do it on their own and created “The Edge of Night,” with a thinly-veiled main character much like Perry Mason – running for the next 28 years.  Imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery! 

For more information on Erle Stanley Gardner, visit:  http://bit.ly/JEX7QT

 

To view this 2:31-minute video, brought to you by CBS Sunday Morning, visit: http://bit.ly/KgBBSW

Happy New Year!

Local Author Book Signing Day

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Just in time for Christmas!

Local Author Book Signing Day, Saturday, December 7, Noon – 2:00PM, Prater’s Main Street Books.

Featured authors include:  Michael Paul, Bud Attonito, Don Nicholson, and Phillip Paxton.  

Come support your local authors!

 

 

 

 

21 Sources for Writing an E-Book (When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing)

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“You know you should publish an ebook. It’s done wonders for other bloggers and entrepreneurs. But the process seems so overwhelming — and where will you find the time? Here are 21 tips and resources that will help you get started, keep you motivated, and help you navigate the trickier parts of the ebook publishing process:”  For more, visit: http://bit.ly/1bLax6z

Upcoming WIN! Meeting Info

Day:                         Tuesday, November 19

Time:                        10:30AM – Noon

Place:                        Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP, pen/pencil

& Muse Notebook

This will be the last writer’s group meeting for November.

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Wow, the Write it Now! writers’ group blog has a new address!

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Image  Wow!  Write it Now Writer’s Group has a new blog address!  As you know, growth doesn’t usually occur without change and we’ve been GROWING!  From now on, look to this address for all things Write it Now! writers’ group.  We’ve designed this blog with a bend to make it easy on the eyes.

On this blog you’ll be able to find upcoming meeting dates, WIN! event information, muse and inspiration for your continued writing.  Just as they have in the past, notices of blog posts will be emailed to members of the WIN! and WIN!2 writer’s groups.  You’re going to like this new look – all designed to assist you to Write It Now!