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Anne R. Allen
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Today we have Part 2 of Ruth Harris's blogpost on Stress and Burnout and how to deal with them. Pretty much all writers are suffering from mammoth to-do lists, and pressure from within and without. Ruth tells us how to head off the burnout at the pass...

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Some must-read links for indie authors. I'm honored to be included. Thanks +Frances Caballo

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+Jenny Hansen has some wise words on building your platform and establishing a "brand". 

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Kristen Lamb has been writing a great series on plotting a novel. We need more than angst and "bad things happen." 

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Nonfiction authors, this is important stuff. Make sure you're not setting yourself up to be sued!

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Everyone tells authors we should blog, but what should we blog about? In today's post, I give 12 suggestions of good blog topics for authors—and 8 that we might like to avoid.

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+Jami Gold has a great post today on raising the stakes in your novel. 

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Joel Friedlander's weekly round-ups are always full of great advice. Nice to have our blog included this week! 

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Have you been told that literary fiction authors should never self-publish? Successful literary fiction author and marketing expert +Mike Sahno tells us why that's not true.

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I see lots of amateurish author bios these days—both in queries I get from authors who want to guest or promote their books on our blog—and on Amazon buy pages.

An author bio isn't a resume. It's also not a personal essay. It needs to be a way to prove your credentials so a reader will want to buy your book.

This week I provide an easy template for writing that perfect author bio.

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