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January 2015
The End - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
How to Master (and Survive) a Career as a Solo Writer! - Jennifer Brown Banks
Look Both Ways Before Crossing (Off) the Year... - Moira Allen
The Pen and the Sword - Moira Allen

December 2014
The Writer's Gift - Moira Allen
Calling All Authors: The Key to Successful Social Media Promotion - N.N. Light
Why Don't You Reach the End? - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)

November 2014
Charting Our Course for 2015 - Moira Allen
Enriching Your Writing with Big Data - Audrey Henderson
Flesh out Your Writing with Body Language - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
Map Your Settings - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
A Mission Statement - Moira Allen
The Stuff Series Are Made Of - Karen Wiesner

October 2014
Being There - Audrey Henderson (Guest Editorial)
Creating New Readers - Moira Allen
The Greater Logic of Fiction - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
Some Absurdities in Fiction - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
When Procrastination is a Good Thing - Barbara Florio Graham
Write What You Don't Know Know - Sean McLachlan

September 2014
The Author-Reader Contract - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
Developing a Pitch Message - Hank Quense
Defining Your Writer Self - Mridu Khullar Relph (Guest Editorial)
Pondering Personal Pronouns - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
The Power of Rejection - Moira Allen
What Grocery Shopping Can Teach Us About Branding Our Blogs - Jennifer Brown Banks

August 2014
Boost Your Income by Writing & Selling Greeting Card Ideas - Sandy Forbes
Having Fun with Fan Fiction - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
Is "Intercultural" Communication a Moot Point? - Geoff Hart
When Evil Empires Collide (Amazon vs. Hatchette) - Moira Allen
Writing Time: A Vital Luxury - Moira Allen
Writing under the Influence: Inspiration, Plagiarism and Homage - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)

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The Advanced Guide to Writing Powerful Press Releases
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