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Anne R. Allen
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A really helpful post from +Jami Gold on telling vs. showing and why "Show don't tell" isn't always good advice.

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Great tips for writers planning to join in NaNoWriMo from Reedsy. (One of them is from me.)

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Oh, the childhood joys of the empty box! Thanks for the reminder of those magical days!

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Start your novel by identifying your hook. How do you create a great hook? BRAINSTORM it. Today Janice Hardy of Fiction University tells us how to plan a great novel and up the stakes to make it irresistible to readers. Just in time for #NaNoWriMo!

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Why do we have so much trouble defining the word "writer"? Is somebody not a "real writer" because they're not making money at it? Then why is a novelist a "real writer" but not a copywriter who makes 10 times as much? The simple truth is a writer is a person who writes. If you're working on a project that involves putting words together to express yourself, you're a writer.

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Joel Friedlander always has great info for indie authors. It's an honor to be included in his round-up this week.

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The latest self-publishing news from Alli. There's a new publication in town for news about the global marketplace: The New Publishing Standard, edited by +mark williams

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LO, +Kristen Lamb sets us straight about writing having to be a slog and a chore.

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In the 20th century, prolific writers were forced to use multiple pen names if they wrote too fast for their publishers' calendars or if they wanted to write in different genres. That's no longer true. But what is true is all authors need to be on social media, so if you want to avoid wasting endless time pinning on Pinterest under one name, Tweeting under another and maintaining FB profiles for them all--don't use multiple pen names

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Another entry in my "Poisoning People for Fun and Profit" series. And The Best Revenge is on sale for only 99c!
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