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April 2015
Editorial: Books: Read and Delete, or Read and Share? - Moira Allen
Feature Article: To Quit or Not to Quit: Readers Respond
Editorial: To Quit or Not to Quit, Part II: Understanding the Writing Continuum - Moira Allen
Column: Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Setting the Mood - Victoria Grossack

March 2015
Feature Article: KISS - Keep It Simple, Sweetheart: How to Write About a Complex Subject in a Simple Way - Devyani Borade
Editorial: To Quit or Not to Quit, Part I - Moira Allen
Editorial: The Perils of the Paperless Office - Moira Allen
Column: Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Writing in Pairs - Victoria Grossack

February 2015
Feature Article: How to Become a Presenter at Prestigious Conferences - Patricia Fry
Editorial: Are You A Happy Writer? - Devyani Borade
Editorial: Feeling Like a Fraud - Moira Allen
Column: Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Levels of Structure in Fiction - Victoria Grossack

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

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

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

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AllIndieWriters , by Jennifer Mattern
I like the "About" statement for this blog: "Writing is real work. And All Indie Writers is a resource for professional writers, and those who strive to be, who embrace a strong work ethic and continually strive to improve. If you're looking for someone to reinforce delusions like... vanity publishing is just as professional as true independent publishing; writing for content mills is a smart way to get your foot in the door as a freelance writer; joining a "tribe" for the perpetual echo chamber and constant self-gratuitous cross-promotion is the best way to promote your blog; ... you probably won't like what you read here. But if you're serious about your writing career, you're willing to work for it, and you want advice, tips, resources, and a community that can help you out along the way, then you're in the right place." You tell 'em, Jennifer!
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