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Anne R. Allen's Blog

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Anne writes funny mysteries and how-to-books for writers. She also writes poetry and short stories on occasion. Oh, yes, and she blogs. She's a contributor to Writer's Digest and the Novel and Short Story Writer's Market for 2016. 

Her bestselling Camilla Randall Mystery Series features perennially down-on-her-luck former socialite Camilla Randall—who is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong, but always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way.

Anne lives on the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo, the town Oprah called "The Happiest City in America."


Anne blogs at Anne R. Allen's Blog...with Ruth Harris 
and at Anne R. Allen's Books

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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