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News roundups

"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph."
Mark Twain

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  • See below for complete video coverage of National Book Critics Circle 2010 Awards Ceremony, Tishman Auditorium at The New School in New York. The program begins with a welcome from Robert Polito, Director of Writing Programs at The New School, and an introduction from NBCC President Jane Ciabattari. NBCC board member Scott McLemee honors Parul Sehgal with the Balakian Award for Criticism (9:44). NBCC board member Steven G. Kellman introduces William Gass, who presents the Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award to Dalkey Archive Press, which was accepted by publisher John O'Brien (17:15)....
  • Even without writing experience, it is possible to enter the field of article syndication. You have many options ranging from selecting a professional writer to supply you with articles or simply learning the ropes yourself, the following article will help you be at ease with the concept of article syndication. To help attract more visitors, try offering freebies. Freebies make customers think that they are getting a lot more for their cash and they are more likely to make another purchase in the future. If you provide freebies that are branded with your company logo, you could benefit...
  • A writer's job is to produce compelling articles and novels, so readers will enjoy the stories and scenarios. But what if you're in the middle of typing your heart out and suddenly nothing comes out of your typing. And even if you've collected all of your resources for an article, for example, it's still hard to figure out the ideas in your head. This is called writer's block.
  • Awwww. To propose to his girlfriend, Paul Phillips wrote a book about their relationship, had it illustrated by Nashville artist Yoni Limor,  printed it. Then he planted the book in the library and arranged to have her stumble across the book and read it to him. Then he proposed. :-) More info on Reddit, where Paul originally posted the news. Also worth reading: the illustrator's blog post about the event as well as the story on Buzzfeed (latter has more pics as well as the whole picture book text & art). You can read the whole picture book on Imgur.com, where PPaul9 has posted his book...
  • It’s already tough enough to be a working mom in a society bent on ensuring you can’t do both things with any measure of success or respect, but try adding being a lit person to that. The Guardian’s wonderful Alison Flood, staring down the sights of maternity leave, ponders whether she’ll even get to read; while the LAT offers a guide for moms who want to write that book without shaking the baby. So like any good working mother, I’m offering you a list of what I think you actually need. (You will notice this list doesn’t include “an idea”; I...

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Fast fact about writing

Ancient writing (at first pictographic in nature) is best known from clay and stone inscriptions, but the use of perishable materials, mainly palm leaf, papyrus, and paper, began in ancient times.