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Ruth Harris
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Million-copy NYT bestseller, editor, publisher, news junkie, infoslut
Million-copy NYT bestseller, editor, publisher, news junkie, infoslut

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Stress or Burnout? Why they’re Different and Why you Need to Know the Difference
Stress or burnout? Writers can suffer from both. by Ruth Harris Look at your to-do list. WiP needs edits and revisions Editor/cover designer to hire Promo forms to fill out First draft to finish Get that new book/new series ready to launch The next-to-final...

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Writers: How to get out of your own way and build resilience.
Resilience: The Key to Reaching Your Writing Goals in 2017 (This article was first published at Anne R. Allen's blog on January 29, 2017. Visit Anne's blog this week for her always-reliable advice on  5 good reasons to blog and 5 bad reasons .) Books! The o...

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Tougher than Harvard. More demanding than MIT. Husband Training School is the last hope of wives Who Have Had It.
They love their husbands but... Sissie Canholme had had it. Her pulse was racing. Her heart was pounding. Her anti-perspirant stopped working hours ago. Jogging? The treadmill? A Zumba class? Nope. Sissie Canholme was comfortably seated in a quiet room. Soo...

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Sometimes you need a goat.
Early morning at the Kihali animal orphanage in Africa A poor, brave little rhino named Zuri (Swahili for “beautiful”) has been rescued from poachers but her recovery is not going well. She is depressed and listless, she has nightmares and lies in her stall...

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Like books by writers like Rona Jaffe, Judith Michael and Barbara Taylor Bradford?
DECADES, Book #1 in the Park Avenue Series was originally published in hard cover by Simon & Schuster. Now FREE at all ebook vendors. THREE WOMEN. THREE DECADES. Spanning the years from the optimistic post-War 1940s to the Mad Men 1950s and rebellious Make ...

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A new trilogy. PERIL: THE WIZARD'S JOURNEY
Kindle THEY HATED HIM AND TRIED TO KILL HIM. Justin Rakka knows from an early age that he is different but he doesn’t understand why. An only child and heir to a large fortune, he is shunted aside by his parents and viciously bullied at school. Lonely and m...

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How To Fix The Novel That Fizzled
Janice Hardy tells how to fix the novel that fizzled. The Wrong Protagonist? The Wrong Story? The Wrong Point of View? What Conflict? Stakes—What Stakes? Lack of Credibility? Janice asks the questions and gives the answers at Anne R. Allen's blog.

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Self-sabotage And The Fear Of Success
Midnight In Paris: The Impossible Dream? Fear of Success vs. Fear of Failure 5 Ways Writers Block Success The 4 Irrational Fears That Hold Writers Back Fantasy and reality, illusion and disillusion, and the invisible traps writers set for themselves explain...

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First Drafts: Sticking Points And Solutions
First drafts can be like mazes. The way through is never a straight line. That delightful, delicious, d*mn first draft! Love it? Leave it? Or is there something in between? I found out how other writers from David Hewson to Nora Roberts solve the first draf...
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