Finishing your first draft is a major milestone, and here are your next six steps in your quest to publish a novel.

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How to Take a Great Author Photo

  I found this funny image on the Tumblr blog for Powell's City of Books — and it got me thinking: how DO you take a great author photo?

7 key elements of a captivating author photo

If you want to take good author photos, keep the following things in mind: 1) The vibe should match your genre.  Be sure the setting, colors, clothing, and mood of your photo are appropriate for your writing style. If you're a horror, suspense, or crime writer, Bermuda shorts and a baseball cap might not be the best choice.

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