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5 Biggest Mistakes Authors Make with Their Websites

Melissa Donovan recently wrote a post for The Creative Penn (a site you should all check out) listing the five most common mistakes writers make on their websites. They are: 1. No biographical information 2. No...
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Why Some Authors Should Use a Pseudonym or Pen Name

I've always wondered why authors (particularly genre writers) use pen names, and whether it's better to use a pseudonym or pen name, or if you should write under your real name. I asked all four "writers" (e.g., Jennifer) why she write under different pen names.

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