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There are several strands to your question intertwined. Because I can't tell which is the most important aspect for you, my answer may end up focussing on the less important areas from your point of view, but I will give it a go anyway. 1) How does an author make clear that an unfavourable portrayal of a demographic does not necessarily represent their ...


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@Lostinfrance's answer above was good, so I'm just going to add a few more things to consider. The nature of the offense. Some offensive material is less sensitive in nature than others. Erotica and pornography aren't as alienating as racism or totalitarianism. If an author cares about this, the author should be prepared. The motives behind the offending ...


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This is a big question. As Digital Dracula says, it's like asking, "what car should I buy?" or "How do I write music?" But to give you a starting point: It's pretty easy to self-publish these days, so you can be confidant that you can do it. Therefore, the first task is to actually write the book. When you're close to getting done, then is the time to get ...


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I don’t think you can expect a pen name to be bulletproof. It is more of a camouflage than an invisibility cloak. It enables you to maintain some privacy because you are promoting the pen name instead of your real name, and so even if your pen name gets very famous, you can still check into a hotel under your real name. Notice that we know Mark Twain’s real ...



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