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Anne R. Allen's Blog

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I blog about the craft of writing and the publishing industry at Anne R Allen.com and I blog about my books at Anne R. Allen's Books. I'm the author of eight comic novels including the five CAMILLA RANDALL MYSTERIES: THE BEST REVENGE, GHOSTWRITERS IN THE SKYSHERWOOD, LTD, NO PLACE LIKE HOME and SO MUCH FOR BUCKINGHAM 


I've written a survival guide for writers with Amazon #1 author Catherine Ryan Hyde: HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE and a collection of short pieces called WHY GRANDMA BOUGHT THAT CAR

I'm  a former actress and stage director, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and I live on the beautiful Central Coast of CA, near San Luis Obispo--the town Oprah called the "happiest town in the US.".

Friday, October 9, 2009

Write it Anyway

Department of "What have you got to lose"--Over at Mediabistro, poet & blogger Caroline Hagood has a great post on why you should write that first novel anyway. Here’s a quote:

“The worst that will happen is that your novel will be forced to endure the writer’s spring cleaning, taking up residence in the sock drawer with the sobering knowledge that the socks are more likely to get a publishing contract. Just remember the old adage that the first novel is meant to function as a sort of lubrication for the next tome to come shooting out of the writing mind.”

http://mediabistro.posterous.com/why-you-should-write-that-first-novel

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Blogger Diana Paz said...

It's so true, what HAVE we got to lose? If we're enjoying our writing we are at least working the muscle and it will be stronger for the next story.

I like the lubrication analogy... I'm enjoying the visual image of a second novel shooting out of the mind, fully-lubed.

October 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Dorothy Ann Segovia said...

Thanks Anne! Also for the heads up on blogger Nathan Bradford....

October 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Dorothy Ann Segovia said...

Okay - I meant Bransford....

October 9, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

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