What Happens When You Don't Write

Inspiration (sort of) from me and David Rakoff

Your Second Weekly Woof: A Small Furry Prayer by Steven Kotler

Buy This Book: You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness by Julie Klam

The Relationship between Vulnerability and Wholeheartedness: A "researcher storyteller" speaks

Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim

Sunday Groove: Zero 7 & Sophie Barker "In The Waiting Line" (Live Jools Holland 2001)

Too cool for the toolbox: Email postcards in your own handwriting font

Buy This Book: Mapp & Lucia by E.F. Benson

A Thoughtful Gift for the Reader - Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Got prologue? (Why writers might need it even if readers don't)

Some sweet TV news coverage love for Bald in the Land of Big Hair one woman show

Magic, Hope and Children's Fiction: An Interview with Novelist Jenny Moss

Fun With John Le Carré

Are You Stubborn Enough? (Yeah, Baby!)

Mark Twain and his 100-year-old autobiography

Why Writers Wish we Had Han Solos--and Why it's Probably Good we Don't


Freebie Friday: Fade the Heat

Strong Female Characters--A Flow Chart

How Badly Do You Want It?

From Nancy Brinker's "Promise Me" guest blog on Kindle Daily Post, seriously. (Justin Bieber's memoir hits bookstores today)

BtO Contest:Guerrilla Book Promotion Gets Hairy

Monday motivation "Mad Men" style

10.10.10 (Celebrate the synchronism with classic Sesame Street pinball action!)

Happy 70th Birthday, John Lennon! "Gimme Some Truth" Trailer and NPR's "All We Are Saying"

Author Rakesh Satyal offers free download of "Blue Boy" in response to recent LGBT teen suicides

The secret to Paolo Bacigalupi's success: "The willingness to write four novels and f#@k them all up"

Buy This Book: What We Have by Amy Boesky

Don't miss Fred's guest shot on Three Guys One Book: "Why We Love What We Do"

A Way of Seeing

Sunday enlightenment: Shea McFarland's hilarious animated short "The Cycle of Art"

To All Those Who Plan to Write Their Book Someday When They Get Time

The (Literary) Establishment Strikes Back, Andrew Shaffer Style

Read, Write, Hope!