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I’m Nobody. Who Are You? Writing: Hobby or Profession?

Do you consider writing a hobby or a profession? This is a legitimate question for any author nowadays. Most likely, no two authors will ever answer this question in the same way. What I want to do is share my … Continue reading

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Mark Coker, Founder of “Smashwords”, on E-Publishing

Smashwords’ Mark Coker on E-Publishing by Susan Johnston on Feb 20 2012 http://ebyline.biz/2012/02/smashwords-mark-coker-on-e-publishing/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/markcoker Mark Coker: Founder of Smashwords, an ebook distributor. Also angel investor, gardener, hiker, battler of squirrels, dreamer, doer, co-author of Boob Tube. Ebook publishing presents … Continue reading

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What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? Riverdale Country School

By PAUL TOUGH September 14, 2011 http://nyti.ms/r6hYqL Dominic Randolph can seem a little out of place at Riverdale Country School — which is odd, because he’s the headmaster. Riverdale is one of New York City’s most prestigious private schools, with … Continue reading

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The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination: JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech – June 5, 2008

President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates. The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has Harvard given me an … Continue reading

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Why Blog? No One Actually Reads Blogs Anymore, Do They? 2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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ENGLISH NO LONGER BELONGS TO NATIVE SPEAKERS

“It is impossible to learn a foreign language (English) without being influenced ideologically, politically, culturally, etc. The teaching and learning of a geographically, politically, and culturally, “neutral” form of English, which is perceived as a language of wider communication, and … Continue reading

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