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Andre Calilhanna

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Andre Calilhanna is a musician, songwriter, writer, marketer, husband, dad, Judge of Elections, and soon-to-be published author. Email him at
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12 Authors Who Passed Away in 2023

It’s time, once again, to remember and celebrate writers who made major contributions to literature, poetry, nonfiction, and beyond who passed in 2023.
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How to Write Faster to Meet Your Writing Goals

If you're endeavoring to write a novel and want to know how to write faster, it's helpful to set goals and use the right tools to make the most of your time spent writing.
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Notable Banned Books Through History [Infographic]

The fevered pitch of book banning carries a multitude of titles in its sway that defy understanding. Here's a short list of banned books through the ages.
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How to Make an Author Website in 8 Steps

Ready to make an author website that grows your readership? This eight-step plan will put you on track to build an impressive author platform.
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Key Differences Between Active vs. Passive Voice

Learn the difference between active and passive voice — with examples of how active and passive voice can affect your writing.
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How to Self-Publish a Book With BookBaby

For all the work, the writing was the easy part for many self-published authors. Now it's time for the next leg of your journey. How do you self-publish a book?
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12 Authors Who Died in 2022

2022 may not have been the bounce-back year we had all hoped for, and sadly, the voices of these beloved and esteemed authors will only be heard in the works they've left behind.

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