Best Links of the Week

Speeches, Events, and Overheard at RWA from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books - This needed to be said. I still believe in publishing. I don't find my team simply transmitters. A lot of the technical side of this is true--it's easier than ever to get good books in the hands of readers--but that doesn't mean we need to jettison the people who got us here in the first place. There's room for everyone on this train.

Stephanie Laurens Keynote - Beacuse we're fair and balanced here at the Tao. You make up your own mind on this one. Would love to hear what you think.

Just because the author does a lot of marketing doesn't mean the publisher can't help - The Shatzkin Files - I think the trick these days is finding the right balance between what the house does and what you do. We're writers, after all, not marketing companies.

Why social media isn't the magic bullet for self-epublished authors | Books | - Another furor. But there is a LOT of truth in this article. Must read.

Writing Wednesdays from Steve Pressfield: The “A” Story and the “B” Story - Great analysis for story lines.

4 Best Writer's Block Infographics | Tech18 - Some very cool ways to look at the beast. Writer's Block isn't real though. It's just your story telling you you're going in the wrong direction.