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Anne R. Allen
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Must read advice for new writers. There are big, bad predators out there masquerading as publishers. Solid advice from +Joanna Penn

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Some writers say writers block doesn't exist. But for a lot of us it's very real and the problem is serious. It can be the sign of a depressive episode coming on. The Internet version of writer's block comes from spending long hours writing on non-creative stuff, so there's nothing left in the "well" for creative expression. Here are 13 ways to fight back.

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Author on Author cyberbullying is a growing problem. Today I talk about cultish behavior in the publishing industry and why all of us have to be wary of the dangers.
...and why you should always report review abuse when you see it. 

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A comprehensive post on whether to use a pen name. From +Roz Morris

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How to network on Twitter. Great post from +Frances Caballo!

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Audiobooks are hot! Indie authors can have audiobooks too. Today on the blog we have an interview with Audible narrator C.S. Perryess. 

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An excellent post on how to build an author platform--and why you need one. From +Sarah Bolme at The Book Designer.

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A comprehensive guide to self-publishing from +Jane Friedman. A must-read for anybody considering self-publishing. 

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Fiction writing is changing rapidly. The average NYT bestseller is half as long as it was in 2011. Authors need to learn to write for the 21st century book-buyer, not the bored 19th century aristocrats who made War and Peace a mega-hit.

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What works (and doesn't work) in headlines. List articles are still hot. This post will make you think differently about your headlines.
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