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Internet bullying is all over the news these days. Just this week, tech giant Google had to cancel a meeting because of online threats.

Is there any way to stay safe from these terrorists?

In many cases, no. But there are ways to steer clear of troll-infested neighborhoods and stay off the radar of online bullies and vigilantes.

Today I offer an expanded and revised version of my 2013 "Laws of the Amazon Jungle". Following these rules may save you from the swarms of 1-star reviews and social media harassment that are the weapons of these online cults and terrorists.

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We're in great company here with links to articles from Jane Friedman and Reedsy. Must-read articles for indie authors.

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A helpful post from +Kristen Lamb on how to keep up the tension in your story. Keep up the heat!

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Starting an author blog is easier than most people think. And here are 10 reasons why you might want to. A blog is the quickest way to build an author platform, and all authors need a platform these days, even fiction authors.

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A great overview of the history of self-publishing. John Milton did it! So did Benjamin Franklin and Charles Dickens.

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Updating my post on Hemlock from last year. It's going to feature in my new Camilla mystery due this month--The Queen of Staves.

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Poisoning People for Fun and Profit—Part 3: Hemlock
H emlock ( Conium maculatum ) is most famous as the poison  used to kill the Greek Philosopher Socrates in 399 BC.   He was fed a strong infusion of hemlock by the democratic government of Athens to punish him for "impiety," which modern scholars tend to re...

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Do you have a social media executor? I wrote this post two years ago, but it's just as relevant today. Don't become a social media ghost!

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Don't put book sales first until you have a big platform. Build the platform first, and the sales will follow.

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Cyberbullying. Amazon scammers. Review trolls. Writers have to deal with a lot of negative stuff these days. So how do we survive? This week Ruth Harris has some tips for surviving the "discomfort zone."
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