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Smashwords: New Amazon Service Eliminates the Need for Authors

The publishing industry is reeling today after news broke this morning about Kindle Author, Amazon’s new service that  generates high-quality fiction using complex software algorithms.

It’s like Build-A-Bear for ebooks. The reader tells Kindle Author what they want in a story, and then Kindle Author automatically generates the book .

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The LA Times “How to Be a Writer” Game


how to be a writer game LA Times

This game of chance has a lot of nerve to tell me to keep my day job based on the roll of one die, but it was a fun waste of five minutes that you might enjoy too.


Update, ten minutes later:

So, on my second try rolling the die, I got the following results:

You scored 54 points. You’re William Shakespeare: A writer for the ages!

Which, of course, is the main lesson for writers: Keep trying. Keep writing.