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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

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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!)

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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”

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Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Writing a story is one thing. Writing it for other people to read- well, that's a whole different ballgame, isn't it? Writing, editing, editing some more, rewriting, editing, choosing a publishing venue, editing, formatting and cover design, and a few more rounds of editing- getting a book to a point where it can be called… Continue reading Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

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Publishing Paths: An Interview With Author A.M. Heath

The road to publication looks different depending on who's walking it. I've been pleased to interview a number of authors who have been kind enough to visit this site and share their unique publishing experiences: Vanessa Rasanen, Dan Alatorre, Jean Lee and Lydia Eberhardt. All of them shared different perspectives and different lessons they learned… Continue reading Publishing Paths: An Interview With Author A.M. Heath

History Class, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Tips

Exploding Rats Didn’t Fit

"And remember, lecture is the least effective method of teaching." My class dutifully noted this point, then settled in to listen to our professor's extensive lecture on the other methods we ought to use. The temptation to slip into lecture-mode is strong for experts on any subject. This includes writers. Who doesn't like to go… Continue reading Exploding Rats Didn’t Fit

Deepest Fears, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration

Whaddya Mean You Don’t Like My Protagonist?!

I first posted this over a year ago, before most of you had joined me here. It seemed worth a revisit, in hopes that the little writing lessons I have learned (sometimes the hard way!) will be useful.  -Anne Playgrounds are difficult. Supervising three children on our morning excursions leaves me longing for my afternoon coffee.… Continue reading Whaddya Mean You Don’t Like My Protagonist?!