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posted on: Oct 22 2019

Book Publishing – A Few Things I’ve Learned

This essay also appeared in The Startup on Medium   In the fall of 1985 I sat down at an ancient typewriter and called myself a writer. I wrote short stories, one after another, and nine years later published my first one. Eventually I collected the best...

posted on: Dec 07 2015

Advice You Won’t Get In A Writing Program

  originally published in Manhattan Book Review, December 7, 2015 Let me begin by saying that you will learn a lot in any good creative writing program. The most important of which will be what questions to ask as you craft your narrative. Every facet of writing...

posted on: Oct 19 2015

I PUBLISHED MY BOOK! NOW WHAT?

  originally published on October 19, 2015 in Women Writers, Women's Books Once upon a time my writing life centered on writing, getting a short story published, writing another story, and so on. It went this way for decades. People asked me from time to time why...

posted on: Aug 04 2015

Overcoming Writer’s Block

originally published August 3, 2015 in Prose We’ve all had it, that moment when nothing comes to mind. Our words stare back at us, asking to be fleshed out, continued, fulfilled, and we can do nothing to help them. Our protagonist has gotten herself stuck firmly...

posted on: Feb 03 2015

Anne’s Maxims On The Writing Life

  Here are some of the things I tell myself when I get the blues about my writing:   You started this story because it was important for you to tell it. And you’re the only one who can tell it, so you better keep going. Think of your...

posted on: Dec 31 2014

New Year’s Edition of “I Give You My Word” Newsletter

  This year is just about gone, and next year holds the usual mystery – what will happen? And when? 2014 is the year that I owned my crankiness about the publishing world. Despite the fact that I’ve been writing for almost thirty years, and publishing regularly...

posted on: Oct 26 2014

Getting In

    This article originally appear in Women Writers, Women's Books on September 23, 2014   As Heidi Klum says on Project Runway, either you’re in, or your out. The world of publishing works this way, too. There are barriers and hurdles to get over, doors to walk through,...

posted on: Aug 11 2014

When The Line Becomes A Circle – A Writer’s Story

In my new novel, What Is Found, What Is Lost, one of the main protagonists (there are four) reflects that “time was a loop, from now to then and back again.”  Freddie, who changed her name at age twenty-one, and moved Heaven and earth to...

posted on: Feb 23 2014

Talking Yourself Through It

My good friend and writing colleague, Nina Lorraine, has been having a hard time lately.  She’s down in the dumps, uninspired, looking for a way forward.  My heart went out to her, and I tried to give her some words of advice, consolation, at the...