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The Story Reading Ape brings us Aunty Acid back! Thanks so much!

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How To Manage Contact Form And Spam Comments On Your Site – by Derek Haines…

The Story Reading Ape’s blog showed me another article written by Derek Haines, this time about reducing spam on our blog. Thank you very much for sharing, Chris and Derek!

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on Just Publishing Advice:

Learn how you can better control and manage comments on your blog

You work hard to build your blog and increase social media and organic traffic from search engines.

But one symptom of your success is going to be a lot more blog comment spam and unwanted contact form messages.

As your site ranking improves, you will start to get noticed by genuine content marketers, as well as spammers.

SEO tracking software is now very sophisticated, and when it notices your site improvement, it will add it automatically to a list of potential backlink prospects.

Reputable marketers use this data to pinpoint who they can contact to improve content, backlinks and sales potential.

But spammers and scammers use these automated tools to hit hundreds or thousands of sites.

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Five Reasons To Handwrite Your First Draft – by Lenn Woolston…

Lenn Woolston write a blog post about handwriting your first draft. I found a link to his article on The Story Reading Ape’s blog. Since I am a big fan of handwriting my first drafts, I decided to re-blog. Thank you Lenn and Chris.

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on The Writing Pal site:

Intro by Shelby Bunker:

If you find yourself staring at a blank computer and the words aren’t flowing, maybe you are approaching your story wrong. Maybe you need to handwrite your first draft.

Every writer is different, and every writer will have their own writing style and routine. What works for one may not work for another. But if you’ve never thought about handwriting your first draft, it might be worth considering.

I have never handwritten my first draft, but I have handwritten difficult scenes. And it has been helpful. It’s a completely different way of writing so it makes your brain think differently.

If you are struggling to get started or finish your WIP, consider what Lenn Woolston has to say about why you should handwrite your first draft! She has some very compelling reasons!

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Your Author Bio is a Powerful Tool to Build Your Brand – by Dave Chesson…

I found a trace to Dave Chesson’s article about author bio on The Story Reading Ape’s post. Check it out. It’s very helpful.

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on BookWorks site:

One of the fundamental things to get right when creating your author brand is your author bio.

After investing the enormous amount of effort needed to write a book, produce and publish a book, it’s essential that we brand and market ourselves and our work effectively.

Today, we’re going to look at writing a compelling author bio that turns casual readers into committed fans of your brand.

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