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Michele Kimble
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Now this is cool. 100 authors are going to submit their work to the "Future Library," where they will sit unpublished and unread for 100 years! They'll be kept in a specially-designed room of the new Deichman Library in Oslo. 1,000 trees were planted nearby; they'll later be cut down to provide the paper on which the texts will be printed as an anthology of books in 2114. Margaret Atwood (my hero) is the first author to sign on. http://bbc.in/1As1UiB

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So this is a list of "under-the-radar" books that NPR's Nancy Pearl thinks are worth a read. I like the looks of The Swimmer by Joakim Zander. 

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With Mad Men ending, this is fun timing. Top 10 lessons writers can learn from Mad Men: "Go epic or go home." And, weirdly, "Never underestimate the power of a French woman."

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Ten writing tips from the recently passed away, legendary writing teacher William Zinssner. I'll cherry pick a couple here for you. "Read everything you write out loud for rhythm and sound." And "develop a respect for words and a curiosity about their shades of meaning that is almost obsessive."

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There are a couple of writing rules for digital that I really like here. "Know your audience" is one, for every kind of writing, really. I also like "write like you talk," at least where digital's concerned.

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Vows, not vowels! This is cute. 
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10 ways to smarten up your online writing by Bridget Quigg. This one's worth a read. 

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Really Idaho? "Parents push for schools to ban Of Mice and Men for its profanities." Sorry those Great Depression era gents didn't talk better.

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Good tutorial on hyphens and dashes and why they shouldn't be used interchangeably. What I often see is space hyphen space in place of an em dash (which requires no extra space). If you get it right, it shows some good editorial chops.

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Letters and stories that #MarkTwain wrote when he was a newspaperman at the San Francisco Chronicle (then called the San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle) have been uncovered. It was a hard time for him. He was in debt and drinking heavily, and wrote in one letter “If I do not get out of debt in three months – pistols or poison for one – exit me.” 
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