1.  Thanks to Bridget Whelan for info about this international poetry competition:

International Poetry competition – one of the biggest and best

2.  Thanks to WritersWin.com for this info on the first annual Indie author day:


3.  Check out Pearls Before Swine regarding info about presenting your book:


4.  Enjoyed these 12 inspirational writing tips from A Not So Jaded Life:


 5.  Thanks to Candace Williams / Indies Unlimited for this one on how to find and query a literary agent:


6.  Good one from Julie Lawford about stress:

On getting away with it

7.  Informative blog from Alexis Chateau regarding what she has learned through blogging on WordPress for one year:

A Year of Blogging on WordPress: What I Learned

8.  Thanks to Indies Unlimited for this blog on e-book formatting in Word:


9.  Thanks to Authors Publish for these 12 publishers that are open to self-published books:


10.  Good information here from The Book Designer about choosing a domain name:


11.  Thanks to Silver Threading for these 65 magazines that pay writers:


12.  Good one from The Richness of a Simple Life regarding WordPress tags and categories:


Thanks to Chris, the Story Reading Ape, Don Massenzio, Firefly 465, Kim’s Author Support Blog, Divided Serenity, Antonio Westley, and   for the re-blogs.