10 Website Mistakes New Authors Make–and How to Fix Them
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by Anne R. Allen
1w ago
Website Mistakes Can Lose Book Sales by Nate Hoffelder No matter what industry you are in, the tech you use every day requires regular maintenance. You take your car in every few thousand miles. The office copier gets monthly visits from the service tech. And the software you’re using to write your next book gets […] The post 10 Website Mistakes New Authors Make–and How to Fix Them appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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Laurie McLean’s Crystal Ball: Publishing Predictions for 2023
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by Anne R. Allen
2w ago
Publishing predictions from Laurie’s crystal ball By Laurie McLean, Co-Founder/Agent Partner at Fuse Literary Hello everyone! Well, to say a lot happened in publishing last year is a severe understatement. Simon and Schuster Merger that Wasn’t Among the legal news, the biggest merger in publishing history — Penguin Random House’s proposed acquisition of Simon and […] The post Laurie McLean’s Crystal Ball: Publishing Predictions for 2023 appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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Writers: Why Blogging is Essential in the Era of Fragmenting Social Media.
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by Anne R. Allen
3w ago
Fragmenting Social Media Creates a Problem for Book Marketing By Anne R. Allen I know how it is: your readers started fading from Facebook all through 2022, disgusted by invasive advertising and slimy tactics that spy on your every move. They are also fed up by those bizarre, arbitrary algorithms that send you to Facebook […] The post Writers: Why Blogging is Essential in the Era of Fragmenting Social Media. appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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New Writers: Did You Make a New Year’s Resolution to Become a Published Author this Year?
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by Anne R. Allen
1M ago
Happy New Year to all pre-published and published authors! by Anne R. Allen I’ve been looking over some old journals from 25-30 years ago, and it’s amazing how many years I made a New Year’s resolution to become a published author. And it’s amazing how many years it didn’t happen. The journals gave me a […] The post New Writers: Did You Make a New Year’s Resolution to Become a Published Author this Year? appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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6 Inspiring Writing Tips From Professional Authors
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by Anne R. Allen
1M ago
Anne and Ruth wish all our readers–from pre-published to professional authors– Happy Holidays and a Rewarding New Year! by Ruth Harris I’ve known and worked with a lot of writers over the years (decades). Some work first thing in the AM, others in the PM, some don’t get started until near midnight. Some write sober, […] The post 6 Inspiring Writing Tips From Professional Authors appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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How to Write that Last Chapter: 8 Tips for Ending your Book
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by Anne R. Allen
1M ago
by Anne R. Allen Here we are reaching the end of another year. Some of us have reached our writing goals, and some even “won” NaNoWriMo. But a lot of us haven’t. You may have had trouble getting to that last chapter of the novel, even though you wrote the requisite 50K words. Writing a […] The post How to Write that Last Chapter: 8 Tips for Ending your Book appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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Revise for Success — A Stress-Free Plan for Polishing Your Novel
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by Anne R. Allen
1M ago
Do you have a NaNoWriMo novel to revise?  by Jodie Renner New authors often underestimate the importance of revising a novel before publishing. As Ernest Hemingway said, “The first draft of anything is sh*t.” While the first draft of your novel is definitely not crap, it’s likely a long way from being as powerful and […] The post Revise for Success — A Stress-Free Plan for Polishing Your Novel appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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Why Realism is Irrelevant in Fiction: Aim for Believability Instead
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by Anne R. Allen
1M ago
by Anne R. Allen “I don’t do realism. Sometimes people will mention that something I’ve written doesn’t seem realistic and I always picture them looking at a Chagall and thinking the same thing. You can say, “I don’t like what you do, or I don’t like Chagall, or I don’t like Picasso” but saying that […] The post Why Realism is Irrelevant in Fiction: Aim for Believability Instead appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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Revenge of the Clueless: 13 Ways Guaranteed to Drive a Writer Crazy
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by Anne R. Allen
2M ago
Clueless comments are guaranteed to drive a writer crazy by Ruth Harris Anne and Ruth are proud to host the first public release of the groundbreaking study devised and conducted by the eminent neuroscientist, Einstein Fitzhemingway, MD, PhD, PfffT, and DuH. Peer reviewed under the auspices of the prestigious research institute, VonShtupp, Dummkopf, Putz und […] The post Revenge of the Clueless: 13 Ways Guaranteed to Drive a Writer Crazy appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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Are You Using the Right Font(s) On Your Book Cover?
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by Anne R. Allen
2M ago
Choosing the right font takes skill by Jessica Bell A good designer will know exactly what style of font suits your design and genre, but if you intend to design your book covers yourself, there are some things worth knowing about fonts before you get started. I’m pretty sure you’ve seen covers on which you […] The post Are You Using the Right Font(s) On Your Book Cover? appeared first on Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris ..read more
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