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Anne R. Allen
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Thanks for the shout-out, Judith! I'm glad you liked the post.
Thought you would like this one.  It has good advice. Anne R. Allen's Blog: The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette for Writers
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Joel Friedlander's monthly analysis of book covers is like a course in book design. He tells us what works and what doesn't and tells us why.
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10 Ways Pre-Published Writers Can Start Establishing Their Careers NOW
Today's guest post is from freelance writer Sarah Allen (no relation that we know of, but we do have a lot of things in common, including the agreement that Colin Firth is THE greatest Mr. Darcy, and a tendency to knee-weakness at the sight of Benedict Cumb...
Today's guest post is from freelance writer Sarah Allen (no relation that we know of, but we do have a lot of things in common, including the agreement that Colin Firth is THE greatest Mr. Darcy, and a tendency to knee-weakne...
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And many of those activities are basic to building up your platform!
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Gorgeous! Both the music and the photograpy. Very inspiring. Love the owl! 
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8 Tips for Writing that Killer Blurb
by Ruth Harris Y ou’ve written a book! Or: You’ve started the first draft.  You’ve finished the first draft. You’re waiting for your editor’s comments.  You’re thinking about writing a book. You’ve got a great idea for a book. You’re making notes for a book...
by Ruth Harris You’ve written a book! Or: You’ve started the first draft.  You’ve finished the first draft. You’re waiting for your editor’s comments.  You’re thinking about writing a book. You’ve got a great idea for a b...
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Sounds pretty hilarious, +John Yeoman . I don't know if the public is ready for a physical romance between a girl and her dog, but I guess if she's a vampire and he's a kind of were-dog, there's some precedence. Love the bad coffee line! Speaking from experience, humor is the hardest sell there is, and you're bound to get nasty reviews, but you'll be in very good company. Dave Barry gets rotten reviews, too. 
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I've written about some of these, too. 
When is good advice bad advice? When it doesn't account for the many ways that we learn and grow as writers.
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Great article +Anne R. Allen 
I laughed. I cried. Most often, I cried. ;-)
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The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette for Writers
W hen I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the importance of commenting on blogs to raise your social media profile, I forgot to say one essential
thing—probably because I figured it's something your mom told you—but for those who've forgotten, here it is… I...
When I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the importance of commenting on blogs to raise your social media profile, I forgot to say one essential thing—probably because I figured it's something your mom told you—but for those ...
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Interesting piece on why Google Plus is a good place for writers to be.
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Nice. I like the second bullet point re: not sharing your own stuff immediately on social. I wish there was a Google algorithm that would pick up on the fact that some people are doing social the right way by sharing other people's stuff and commenting first before they share their own stuff. Googlers are smart- They should do this!!
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My comic mystery set in SLO is now available in audiobook
Narrated by Los Osos teacher and award-winning narrator, C. S. Perryess and Anne R. Allen (as Camilla) 
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I'm not sure if there's a way to post a sample, except on Audible. I'll have to ask Charlie. I don't even know how to listen to it, I'm afraid. I'm such a technomoron. But I think you can listen to a bit on the site I've linked to. Like the "peek inside" for ebooks. Writing is a crazy way to spend your time, but once you start, it's hard to stop. I think it might be a disease :-) We have a fantastic group for writers of all levels in SLO. The SLO Nightwriters.  I'll be speaking there on June 10th.
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Building Platform: What Most Writers are Getting Wrong
W riters know we need a "platform" these days. That means we need to be on Twitter and FaceBook and Google+ and LinkedIn and Pinterest and Tumblr and have a blog with a ton of followers and get 100s of reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and drive ourselves bat...
Writers know we need a "platform" these days. That means we need to be on Twitter and FaceBook and Google+ and LinkedIn and Pinterest and Tumblr and have a blog with a ton of followers and get 100s of reviews on Amazon and Go...
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+Anne R. Allen I need to dip my toes into these blogging waters-your post is the closest I've got to getting wet! Hopefully soon I'll be generating quality content such as yours...Thank you!
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    writer, 2001 - present
    I write stuff.
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Introduction
I'm the author of seven comic novels, Food of Love and The Gatsby Game, The Lady of the Lakewood Diner, and the Camilla Randall Mysteries: The Best Revenge, Ghostwriters in the SkySherwood, Ltd, and No Place Like Home. I'm published by MWiDP and Kotu Beach Press.

I've also written a survival guide for writers with Pay it Forward author Catherine Ryan Hyde: How to be a Writer in the E-Age, and I have a two-fer boxed set combining The Chanel Caper by NYT bestseller Ruth Harris and The Gatsby Game: Chanel and Gatsby

I live on the beautiful Central Coast of CA, near San Luis Obispo--the town Oprah called the "happiest town in the US.".
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My blog, Anne R. Allen's Blog...with Ruth Harris was named one of the Best 101 Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest.
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The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably ...
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e-Book Cover Design Awards, March 2014 — The Book Designer
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The Bullies Win: Authors Abandoning Publishing Over Online Behaviors
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An example of the behavior authors like Rice are working to stop. Good e-Reader has given extensive coverage to a situation plaguing the pub

7 Things I Learned from the World's Best Marketers by Tiana Warner
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7 essential lessons from world-class marketers, and how they apply to authors and book publishing.

Small publishers are benefiting from changes in the industry
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The advent of digital publishing technology and e-books has created opportunities for home-based publishers

You don't have to write every day | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of How to Write a Novel and the Jacob Wonderbar series

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Book sales have risen strongly since 2008, not coincidentally since ebooks came on the scene. There’s more than ever to read and people are

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Two weeks ago I wrote a post listing some of the bad writing advice that can stand in the way of launching a successful publishing career. B

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Forbes Magazine Names Smashwords to 2014 List of America's Most Promisin...
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Forbes Magazine this week came out with their list of America's Top 100 Most Promising Companies for 2014. Smashwords was named #69. The edi

The Seven Things You Need to Become a Writer by Melodie Campbell (Bad Girl)
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Stepping away from comedy for a moment to talk about that favourite topic: How to become a published writer. I have over 200 publications, 9

Gravatar: The Cure for the Little Gray WordPress Avatar — The Book Designer
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Gravatar: The Cure for the Little Gray WordPress Avatar describes how to use Gravatar.com and reset WordPress Avatars

Higuera tabbed as one of America's best main streets
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Popular travel publisher Fodor’s named Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo one of the best main streets in America. Fodor’s included Higuera i

Hottest Social Networks of 2014 « Writerland
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In 2012, Twitter and Pinterest rose to prominence, and Facebook bought Instagram and went public. In 2013, Twitter released Vine and went pu

2014 Book Publishing Industry Predictions -- Increased Competition Betwe...
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What does 2014 hold in store for ebook authors, publishers and readers? Today I bring you 14 book publishing industry predictions.

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood
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To help people find movies they like, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took all the descriptions, analyzed them, … and used

How to Meet Our Goals in 2014 - Elizabeth Spann Craig
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Simplifying our goals and setting the bar low can help motivate us to complete projects.

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2014 | Digital...
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It’s been another exciting year for the publishing industry – perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business. Seeing as though 2013