Don’t Derail Your Writing Career Before it Starts: 8 Ways New Writers  Sabotage Themselves – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris

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I’ve been following Anne R Allen’s blog since before I published my first book. Anne write’s a weekly article geared towards current trends and information about publishing for writers. Many of her articles are geared towards new writers, offering up a wealth of great tips about the writing and publishing world. And as an added bonus, there are also added links at the bottom of her posts for writing contests, and tidbits of things of interest to writers.

Anne’s About Page: Intro

Welcome to our blog! 


Ruth Harris and I are a couple of publishing industry veterans working to help newer writers create their best possible work and launch it successfully into the marketplace—whether you’re going indie or taking the traditional route.

We especially want to help writers avoid the pitfalls of this ever-more complex business, where unfortunately, a lot more people are making moneyfrom authors than for us.

We like to say, “We made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!”

I chose to share one of her recent posts here titled 8ways New Writers Sabotage Themselves.


By Anne R. Allen   “We all make mistakes. It’s how we learn. But some mistakes have the potential to end a writing career before it starts. Today I’m talking about the things a lot of writers do that can keep them from having a career—or derail it for a long time. How do I know . . .” Continue Reading

Source: Don’t Derail Your Writing Career Before it Starts: 8 Ways New Writers   Sabotage Themselves – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris  

41 thoughts on “Don’t Derail Your Writing Career Before it Starts: 8 Ways New Writers  Sabotage Themselves – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris

    1. Thanks Sue. Yes, Diana just informed me of this. Strange, because they all worked when I set up the post. But I’ve just updated them again. Thanks for the heads up Sue. Definitely a post worth having a look at. 🙂 ❤


    1. Thanks so much Diana. That was strange. They are working now. And they were working when I made the post. I always check my links so that was funky. But I know Anne has had some wonky stuff happening with her site lately, so maybe that had something to do with it.
      Nevertheless, I appreciate you letting me know and I’ve corrected them. It’s a great post, worth having a look at. 🙂


      1. Yes, I got in, but it took me to the “Pirating” post. Not a problem as I just scrolled down to the “Derail” post. Great info, by the way. Some things I hadn’t thought much about and helpful to see them spelled out. 🙂


      1. Thanks so much for the kind compliment Marian. And I thought you would have already known Sally. Well I think you will certainly enjoy her Smorgasbord of blog posts, right up your reading alley. 🙂


    1. Oh so glad you subscribed Sherri. Anne’s blog is a wealth of information, and she’s a fantastic writer too. You can go into her archives if you may be searching for an article on a publishing related topic, more than likely there will be a few in there for reference. 🙂 Happy weekend!!! xoxo 🙂 ❤


      1. You put me Anne’s way a while ago Deb and yes, her blog is so helpful. I keep bookmarking her articles and trying to get to read them! Thank you for the reminder to look in her archives, the more I read on anything writing and publishing the better, especially when it is to do with memoir. Thank you! You have a happy weekend too my friend! Big hugs… 🙂 ❤ xoxo


      2. Lol, our bookmarked files are worse than our TBR’s, but great to have for reference. If I may boggle your mind with one more helpful app, I would highly recommend using Evernote. Not sure if you already are, but Evernote is where I store all my important reference articles in one place. You just make headings for the folders you’re filing things under and you can click on them whenever you’re looking for an article quickly referring to a category. Again, the little Evernote stays on your toolbar so you have quick access, anywhere from any computer. 🙂
        Did I just info dump on you? LOL xoxoxo 🙂


      3. LOL! I love it when you dump on me Deb..dump away, haha 😀 Evernote sounds like my answer to prayer, seriously! I am going to get that as it will make my life so much easier. At the moment, everything is stored in ‘unsorted bookmarks’…need I say more? Thank you so much, you’re an angel! And I hope you’re having an absolutely deligthful birthday today my delightful friend! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo


      4. Lol Sher, sorry to info dump, but sounds like you really need Evernote. All your files and bookmarks in one place so you can actually find them when you’re searching for something lol. Get it together my friend, you’ll be so happy you can find things again. You’re too sweet and too funny!
        I’m off to my birthday dinner now. Possibly some FB pics later. 🙂 xoxoxo


      5. LOL!!! I used to be so good at organising. What happened? 😮 Can you come over and help me, pretty please? 😀 I really do need to get it together ha!! Looking forward to seeing your birthday dinner pics on FB…I hope you had a fab time and spoiled rotten as you deserve my lovely, wonderful friend 🙂 ❤ xoxo


      6. You’re so funny. Wish you were there. And the pics are up! I wish I could come and help you. I’m glad all my years in office management helped me to become organized (even though my desk looks like a monstrousity!) But you know where to find me here. 🙂 xoxo ❤


  1. Lots of good tips in the shared post, Deb! So true about writing in a vacuum not being helpful – but I remember how scary it was (and still can be, at times) to share a draft of my writing. Hugs


    1. Thanks Christy. And I think it doesn’t matter how many books we write, sharing our drafts even for beta reading is always intimidating. 🙂 xo


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