How to add a book excerpt to your web site using Amazon Kindle for the Web

Late last year, Amazon unveiled Kindle for the Web, a feature that allows authors and publishers to easily post book excerpts on their web sites. Here’s what it looks like on my web site (you can click here to see it live): By pasting a text string supplied by Amazon, I can give visitors a …

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Great resources for writers

One of the most important components in a great story is great dialogue — yet sometimes a writer can only travel so far to do his or her research. Fortunately, the Library of Congress has made available a series of American English Dialect Recordings — and it’s well worth checking out. Funded by the Center …

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On Google, writing time, and short stories

This post on Alan Rinzler’s blog is a great reminder that even if you haven’t started shopping your book around, you may already be giving publishers good reasons to take a chance on you as a writer — or not. He offers a cautionary anecdote along with a few tips for writers (among them: be …

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