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36028716.jpgGrand Theft Merger: It didn’t take long for the video game publishing business to start imitating the rest of the entertainment world. On Sunday, Electronic Arts Inc. launched a $2-billion takeover bid for Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., “stepping up the industry’s torrid pace of consolidation,” and the entire industry is all twittepated by indies, according to Alex Pham.

36042174-24223342.jpgWant An Oscars Wrap-Up: Neither do we, but Mary McNamara keeps it short and sweet. Plus, it’s an excuse to post Jon Stewart’s mug. We like us some Jon Stewart.

36040314-24220251.jpgDiablo Cody Timeline: For whatever reason, the LAT decides to publish a where-did-she-come-from timeline after Cody’s win for best original screenplay.

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Children's Picture Book WritingStarting September 15, this part lecture, part workshop course will take you through the process of outlining, writing, editing, and submitting a children's picture book. Taught by a published children's book author, Dashka Slater will teach you how to write in pictures, hook readers and editors with your story, apply the nuts and bolts of marketing, and more. Register now!