Revisiting the decisions that successfully transformed my writing strategy for 2010

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Buy This Book: Poets for Haiti

Silencing the Noise


Chop Wood, Carry Water

Magic and Music and the Sacrifice of Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

View from the Trenches:A Look Back at 2010

Merry Querying

#BuyThisBook: Last minute gift idea for 20something guys who are (let's face it) impossible to figure out

#BuyThisBook: Last minute gift idea for the woman you're kinda sorta dating but not sure where it's going

Oil and Water . . . a Fundraiser for the Gulf Coast

Buy This Book! SLOW LOVE, How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness

2010: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Joni's year in writing, reading, and publishing)

Stellar advice from literary agent Dorian Karchmar of William Morris

Buy This Book: Gotta have a nice old school "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Saturday morning cartoon: "Fallen" (Sometimes you just gotta go with it.)

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#BuyThisBook: "Resilience" by Elizabeth Edwards (plus The Rose founder Dorothy Gibbons on the importance of early breast cancer detection)

Join "Reading Lips" author Claudia Sternbach on her journey to publication

Reading Lips

Buy This Book: Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit edited by Sonny Brewer

Happy Birthday to Us! (Gratefully celebrating 4 years of Boxing the Octopus)

Wonderful Poet Dean Young Needs a Heart Transplant

#BuyThisBook: Lauren Willig schools us on must-reads for historical romance lovers on your list

The Afghan Women's Writing Project

Reports say romance is the hottest e-book market (but the big news is that some people are surprised)

#BuyThisBook: "Safe from the Sea" by Peter Geye

#BuyThisBook: "First of State" by Robert Greer

Bad Writing: the movie (Vernon Lott's documentary bravely asks authors why his own writing sucks)

So you've discovered that you're a fictional character . . .

Buy This Book: "The Witch of Portobello" by Paulo Coelho (Perfect for nieces and other magical beings)