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Write no matter what dramas and conflicts are happening in your life. Storms will rage, lovers will leave, and friends will disagree. Write despite the weather, your broken heart, or bruised feelings. There will never be perfect conditions for writing, when all is peace and tranquility. Chances are once one area of your life smoothes out, another will erupt. Find the equanimity within, no matter the conditions in your outer world.
Jessica Page Morrell, The Writer’s I Ching
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Ann Patchett is the author of my favorite novel of last year, State of Wonder. She also opened an indie bookstore in her hometown when every other bookstore closed. Yesterday, she took on Amazon in her BEA speach:
From author Nathan Bransford’s blog about the imperfections but usefulness of social media:
3) There are benefits to using social media beyond sales
If you’re only using social media to sell books you are absolutely using it wrong.
Yes, it can sell books. But the sales benefits are far down on the list of benefits that you will accrue using social media the right way.
More likely: You are making friends, you are learning about what else is out there, you are exchanging knowledge, you are discovering, you are communicating, and opportunities will come your way as a result.