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Anne R. Allen
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Google Plus is still an essential part of your platform. Here's why. 

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NYT million-seller +Ruth Harris has a great post today on the all-too-common fantasies that can hold us back from publishing success

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A hilarious post from Melodie Campbell. (Inspired by my post on why not to publish your practice novel.)

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This is the post that launched my blogging career in 2010. I wrote it in answer to a post by Nathan Bransford, asking writers why we keep doing it in the face of the "AM-I-CRAZIES" Are we all crazy to keep writing? Maybe not...

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You May Be a Bestseller on Tralfamadore! Why Writers Write.
This blogpost first appeared on Nathan Bransford's blog on Jan 22, 2010, and it launched my blogging career. I thought it would be fun to revive it. Even though the self-publishing revolution has changed the logistics for new writers, the reality is the sam...

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Basic stuff authors need to know about book publicity. 

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A little blog can lead to big things. Author blogs that start small have led to wonderful careers for many of my blogfriends—from magazine columnist to literary agent. Today I talk about how a non-monetized author blog can lead to a successful career in publishing, even though it may not involve writing novels. 

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Solid info on pen names from business attorney +Helen Sedwick

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A comprehensive post outlining the basics for getting a book published traditionally. From former Writer's Digest editor, +Jane Friedman

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This week the blog hosts +Kathy Steinemann an award-winning blogger and the author of the Writer's Lexicon, a helpful guide for writers looking for just the right word. Today she tells us about "filter words"—the words and phrases that distance the reader from the character. When you can recognize filter words, you can eliminate them, and make your writing more vibrant, active, and vivid.
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