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1.  Thanks to Jerry Jenkins and re-blog from Chris, the Story Reading Ape for this one on how to become an author:

How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide…

2.  Here’s info from Kawanee’s Korner, re-blogged by Chris, the Story Reading Ape:

https://kawaneehamilton.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/best-resources-for-authors-in-2016-via-shewrites/

3.  This is a really useful one too, from Gwendolyn Kiste

http://goo.gl/J5quce

4.  Thanks to Sacha Black and re-blogged by Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie on this one about how to grow your audience:

Grow Your Audience – 8 Tricks Efficient Writers Use On Twitter

5.  This one is informative from Self Publishing Review and re-blogged by Don Massenzio on how not to ask for a free review:

http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2016/01/how-not-to-ask-for-a-free-review-from-a-top-1000-amazon-reviewer/

6.  Here’s an editing checklist from Chris, the Story Reading Ape, re-blogged by Nikki McDonagh:

An Editing Checklist Visual…

7.  Thanks to Cassidy Salem for this one on creating promo graphics:

https://cassidysalem.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/tips-for-indie-authors-creating-promo-graphics/

8.  27 free writing contests to enter.  Thanks to Silver Threading and re-blog from Chris the Story Reading Ape for this one.

27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

9.  Thanks to Jane Friedman and re-blog by Chris, the Story Reading Ape for this one on optimising your Amazon book description:

https://goo.gl/8TlTgX

10.  Interesting article on using beta readers by Don Massenzio.

https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/the-pros-and-cons-of-beta-readers-for-indie-authors/#respond

11.  This is so true, as I was to find out.  Thanks to Don Massenzio again for this:

https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/5-stages-accepting-a-successful-author-has-written-something-similar-to-your-book-idea-writers/

12.  Thanks to Amanda Patterson and re-blog by Chris, the Story Reading Ape for this on on how to write a synopsis and a query letter:

How to write a One-Page Synopsis & Write a Query Letter Infographics…

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