Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Purple Hedgehogs Can Be Villains, Too

I hope this weekend finds you all well, Readers and Writers! Today, I am busily compiling my annual Father's Day collaborative writing project. I wrote about this annual event three years ago in one of my very first blog posts, "Purple Hedgehogs Can be Villians, Too." The kids are older, but the writing adventure hasn't… Continue reading Purple Hedgehogs Can Be Villains, Too

Life, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

3 Questions Wednesday with Anne Clare — Inspired Prompt

Well! Just as I was getting my writing schedule back in order, things in the world have gotten a bit complicated. In all seriousness, I hope and pray that you are all healthy and that the economic impacts of all of the shutting-down and distancing isn't causing undue hardship for you and yours. As to… Continue reading 3 Questions Wednesday with Anne Clare — Inspired Prompt

Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

My Interview on JPC Allen’s Blog: Writing Tip — Guest Blogger, Anne Clare

Happy January to all! I'm kicking off a new year of blogging with an interview over at author JPC Allen's site, where she starting the New Year by featuring new authors. I hope you can stop by her site, and I look forward to seeing you back here in the days and weeks to come!… Continue reading My Interview on JPC Allen’s Blog: Writing Tip — Guest Blogger, Anne Clare

Books, Publishing, Short Fiction, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Guest Post by JPC Allen: How to Write a 10,000-word Short Story in Two Weeks and Not Lose Your Mind

Today, I'd like to welcome author JPC Allen!  I greatly enjoyed her first published short story, "Debt to Pay," a part of the anthology From the Lake to the River. It was filled with fascinating characters and lots of good suspense and mystery. Her second, "A Rose from the Ashes" has just been published- but… Continue reading Guest Post by JPC Allen: How to Write a 10,000-word Short Story in Two Weeks and Not Lose Your Mind

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The Challenges of Writing That Second Book

This June, after years of research, rewrites, and editing, I published my first novel. Putting my paper and binding "baby" out into the world was exhilarating, terrifying,  exhausting... but it's done! That mountain is scaled! And then... I had the first reader ask, "When's the next one coming out?!" Don't misunderstand me- having people ask… Continue reading The Challenges of Writing That Second Book

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Publishing Paths: A Visit from Author Jennifer Hallmark

Today, I'm pleased to welcome author Jennifer Hallmark! While she's been travelling her writing and publishing road for several years, Jennifer is celebrating the publication of her first novel, Jessie's Hope! She's graciously offered to stop by and share her publication story, and some advice and encouragement for other writers. Take it away, Jennifer!   Hi,… Continue reading Publishing Paths: A Visit from Author Jennifer Hallmark

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Publishing Paths: Interviewing Author Betty Thomason Owens (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

Welcome back, readers and writers! Over the life of this blog I've had the opportunity to interview several different authors to talk about their individual paths to publication- authors like Jonathon Mast, A.M. Heath, Jean Lee, Vanessa Rasanen, Dan Alatorre, and Lydia Eberhardt. Today, I'm pleased to introduce author Betty Thomason Owens! Betty has published… Continue reading Publishing Paths: Interviewing Author Betty Thomason Owens (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

What Do I NEED If I Want To Independently Publish a Book?

There's no shortage of online writing advice. On the contrary, when I first decided to independently publish, I was swamped with such a flood of information that it was hard to find sure footing. The terminology was tricky enough, let alone the specific strategies other independent authors discussed as I listened in and scrambled to… Continue reading What Do I NEED If I Want To Independently Publish a Book?

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Interview at Jennifer Hallmark’s “Inspired Prompt”

Welcome to the weekend, Readers and Writers! Author Jennifer Hallmark was kind enough to ask me to stop by her site, "Inspired Prompt,"  for an interview today. The link is below if you'd like to pop over, too (and maybe win an e-book?) Today we’d like to welcome blogger and author, Anne Clare, to the… Continue reading Interview at Jennifer Hallmark’s “Inspired Prompt”

Books, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

Live, Learn, and Adjust Book Release Schedules Accordingly

Sometimes, just when you think you have all of the pieces in place, down they go! I'm afraid that I have to announce a partial delay on my book release. While my e-book will be available as planned, this Friday, June 28th, the paperback may or may not. (I guess this is where I get… Continue reading Live, Learn, and Adjust Book Release Schedules Accordingly