Writer and critic offers up 14 Definitions of What Makes a Classic, courtesy of Brian Pickings.

What do writers block and Evel Knievel have in common? More than you’d think, according to C. G Blake and his post Mind the Gap: Strategies for Getting Past Writers Block over at Writer Unboxed. Blake’s notion of the gap as it relates to writers block makes for some interesting reading.

Ken Scholes talks about Writing Rituals over on Genrealtiy, which probably caught my eye because I read it immediately after finishing The Power of Habit and starting to ponder my own writing rituals. I foresee a few weeks spent paying particular attention to the queues I use to tell myself get writing now as a result.

In the world of social media even a familiar tool, such as facebook or twitter, can change without warning. That’s why Mashable offers 6 Ways to Stay Ahead of Social Media that’s recommended reading for any writer whose interested in their online platform.

Speaking of social media, Australian fantasy author Trudi Canavan posted A Pinterest Guide for Authors based on her early experiences with the platform.

Over on Digital Book World, Bob Mayer is Throwing out a flag of truce in the publishing war.

Finally, in the lead-up to Readercon in the US, Julia Rios has offered up Tips for Moderating Panels at Conventions.

Those are the links that caught our attention this week – how about you? Let us know about any interesting writing and publishing links, sites, or blogs in the comments.

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