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  1. Three Ways to Take Your Website Visitors Behind the Scenes

    Looking to engage your visitors? Here are three ways to share your creation process with them.

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  2. Get it Done! What’s Your Best Tip for Sitting Down to Write?

    When it comes to writing, how do you get it done?

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  3. A Very Awkward Breakup

    “My mind was spinning. Love with a Chance of Drowning was due to publish in three months time but the love itself was drowning.” Torre DeRoche had to promote her memoir at the same time she and her partner had split. At The Fearful Adventurer, she explains what happens.

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  4. If You’re Successful, Lots of People Ask for Your Help. Who Deserves It?

    “Today, even before I open my email, my blood pressure spikes thinking of all the requests, problems, and complaints I’m likely to find.” Jane Friedman receives a lot of emails from students, strangers, and aspiring writers — all asking for help and advice. But does she respond?

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  5. Making Things Work

    Making Things Work is the blog of Nancy R. Hiller, a cabinetmaker specializing in period-authentic custom furniture and cabinetry for homes, offices, and other spaces. Nancy’s writing on her craft (and other topics) is engaging and thoughtful.

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  6. Advice from Phillip Lopate on Writing About Your Own Life

    Writer Lois Roelofs shares tips on memoir and nonfiction writing from Phillip Lopate.

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  7. INFJoe Cartoons

    INFJoe is the cartoon persona of artist and introvert Aaron Caycedo-Kimura. On his blog, INFJoe Cartoons, he shares insightful and funny comics about life as an introvert.

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  8. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: Summer Champagne Fruit Salad

    Nicole at Paper and Salt on Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein, and the love of food and books: “But when we expand our consumption, we gain a capacity to appreciate difference in the world around us.”

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  9. From Blog to Book: Five Things I Learned along the Way

    After a long wait, C. N. Lester’s book Trans Like Me is out — so they take the opportunity to share advice any blogger-who’s-also-an-aspiring-author would find valuable.

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  10. TED Speakers Recommend 101 Books to Dive into This Summer

    From classic summer reads to powerful poetry, creative nonfiction, and art books, TED speakers provide you with a mammoth reading list for the next couple of months.

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  11. Wisdom from my aging minivan

    Andi reconsiders giving up blogging in an all-too-busy life: “But then I realized that this space provides me with something I don’t realize I need until it’s gone. A place of reflection.”

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  12. Kristen Twardowski: A Writer’s Workshop

    From book news and writing resources to posts about libraries and publishing, Kristen Twardowski’s blog is a haven for bibliophiles.

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  13. Four Way Review

    Four Way Review is a nonprofit, independent, biannual literary journal from Four Way Books, which publishes poetry and fiction from established and emerging authors.

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  14. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

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  15. Ian Rankin

    The official site of prolific Scottish novelist Ian Rankin, most famous for his hard-drinking, rule-thwarting detective, John Rebus.

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