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Monthly Archives: December 2012

NPR on Self-Publishing

In case you missed it, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today included a story by Lynn Neary, posted on their website under the headline “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just a Vanity Project.” Which, y’know, most of us already knew, but it’s nice to get some NPR notice. The story does a good job of examining the […]

Urgent Alert from the NC Center for Nonprofits

This morning I received the following message from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits:   “Protect the Work of Nonprofits – Make 2 Urgent Phone Calls Today News media are reporting that the President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are seriously considering imposing new limits on the charitable giving incentive as part of […]

Steven Pressfield Follows the Money

Many of us became writers hoping to avoid math, and none of us need to feel sorry for E.L. James. Having said that, novelist Steven Pressfield makes a persuasive argument (with the math to back it up) about how much money E. L. James lost when she sold her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to […]

Lit Map Book Club

The North Carolina Literary Map is up and running and an easy (if informative) way to lose an entire afternoon. To help make sure that North Carolina’s finest writers and writing are not only mapped and celebrated, but also, y’know, read, the good folks behind the Lit Map have launched their own online book club. […]

The NEA and NC

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the winners of its 2013 Grant Awards, and the Writingest State is well-represented. Ansel Elkins and Rachel Richardson, both of Greensboro, and David Rigsbee of Raleigh, who led the poetry workshop at the Network’s 2010 Squire Summer Writing Residency, received literature fellowships for poetry. In addition, the […]