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Musings from a writer’s mind

Have you ever had one of those days when you know you ought to be writing, but you just can’t think of what to write? How about not feeling like editing your novel, or some other book project?
Well folks, I am having one of those days, when it seems as if the muse has left me. I mean, I can’t even get inspiration from my wind chimes on the front porch.
But wait a minute, you might be thinking, why am I writing something negative on a blog that seems to be positive in nature? Oh, rest assured, this post isn’t negative at all, it just seems that way at first. I’m going to get my daughter tomorrow and I won’t have a chance to post much for the next three weeks or so, so I thought I’d write something here.
Now let’s see, what can I tell you about. Hmm, instead of me telling you an interesting story, why don’t I give my readers a chance to tell your stories. If you have a story to tell, or you just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to do so in the comments below. However, If you want to post your story as a guest on my blog, please send your post along with a short bio about yourself to annwrites75@gmail.com I’d love to hear your writers slump musings.
Until next time, I hope to hear from you dear readers, because I feel like I’m blogging to myself in these posts. Happy writing and reading, and don’t be a stranger. Like author Ann Harrison on facebook and follow @annwrites75 on twitter.
BTW, don’t forget to join the Cherished blog fest on July 25th and 26th. I’ll be there with bells on! Hope to see you there.

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Musings from a writer’s mind

Have you ever had one of those days when you know you ought to be writing, but you just can’t think of what to write? How about not feeling like editing your novel, or some other book project?
Well folks, I am having one of those days, when it seems as if the muse has left me. I mean, I can’t even get inspiration from my wind chimes on the front porch.
But wait a minute, you might be thinking, why am I writing something negative on a blog that seems to be positive in nature? Oh, rest assured, this post isn’t negative at all, it just seems that way at first. I’m going to get my daughter tomorrow and I won’t have a chance to post much for the next three weeks or so, so I thought I’d write something here.
Now let’s see, what can I tell you about. Hmm, instead of me telling you an interesting story, why don’t I give my readers a chance to tell your stories. If you have a story to tell, or you just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to do so in the comments below. However, If you want to post your story as a guest on my blog, please send your post along with a short bio about yourself to annwrites75@gmail.com I’d love to hear your writers slump musings.
Until next time, I hope to hear from you dear readers, because I feel like I’m blogging to myself in these posts. Happy writing and reading, and don’t be a stranger. Like author Ann Harrison on facebook and follow @annwrites75 on twitter.
BTW, don’t forget to join the Cherished blog fest on July 25th and 26th. I’ll be there with bells on! Hope to see you there.

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Reports of a Shrinking US eBook Market Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This is an article from one of the many blogs I follow. I am posting this on my blog today, because I feel that authors who are published, or are planning to publish in the near future, need to know that if they plan to publish in ebook formats,there is still a market for this outlet.
Reports of a Shrinking US eBook Market Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.

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Character interview with Mary, from my Chosen Path series

Hello everyone, Ann Here. I am chatting with my character named Mary, who pops in and out of A Journey of Faith. We first see her in Chapter four, then in Chapter 5. You never know when she’ll pop up to help someone throughout this series. She doesn’t have a last name yet, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting to know her. So without further ado, let’s give a warm welcome to Mary.

Ann: Well hello there Mary, are you popping in here for a short visit, or will you hang out with us a while?
Mary: Well, I can’t stay long, because I’m supposed to help thos in need from Little Creek, to Tensiltown and beyond.
Ann: ah, I see. So tell me a little about yourself. You came into the book during the editing process. Is there a reason why I didn’t meet you before now?
Mary: In the process of developing your story, you had to find a way to fit me in, and I didn’t want to jump in too early, and besides, I don’t mind being a little mouse in the corner, so to speak. I’m just here when there is someone needing help. I live with my parents in tensiltown, and the boy who claimed to know me is my older brother.
Ann: That brings me to another question, Why didn’t he want to tell Becca about you?
Mary: I don’t know, I guess he thought he’d get in trouble for telling other people about me, that is those people who haven’t seen me yet.
Ann: hmm, okay. So would you say that you’re one of God’s little angels here on earth? I mean, I don’t want to put you in the limelight, but something is definitely out of the ordinary, wouldn’t you say?
Mary: If you want to call me an earthly angel, well, that’s up to you, but I’m just one of God’s children who loves to help those in need. Listen, I know you’d love to sit and chat with me a little while longer, but I need to go and help another person crying out in the night. I’ll see you somewhere in the pages of your books. (Mary runs from the room).

conclusion.
You know, since I’ve been chatting with Mary, I have another idea for A Journey of faith, but I can’t say what it is right now, because I would spoil the novel for you. Anyway, If you’re interested in my book, and you haven’t already done so, I’d appreciate it very much if you’d cast your vote at http://soopllc.com/blog/book-ideas/journey-faith-ann-harrison

Call to Action

If you’ve ever had an incident where an unknown person just popped up out of no where to help you in your time of need, please share your experiences if you feel comfortable doing so in the comments below, or if you’re on tumblr and you’re reading this, you can respond via fan mail, comment on this post on facebook and twitter as well. When you do, please be sure to use the hash tag #faithJourney so I will be able to better reply to your comments. You can also email me at annwrites75@gmail.com for any post suggestions.
Thanks for reading, and have a blessed day.

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What do Publishers Look for in an Author?

Thanks for this valuable information. If you don’t mind, I am sharing this information with other aspiring authors like myself

European Geeks Publishing

Regardless of how ground breaking your novel may be – there is more to what a publisher considers than just your manuscript. You may be the next J.K. Rowling, but if you’re missing one of these items on the checklist, it’s likely that you won’t get picked up for traditional publishing. While writing is an art, publishing is a business and has to be treated as such. Entering into a contract with an author is no different than signing a deal with a fortune 500 company – it has to be profitable or everyone involved loses.

So what exactly is this checklist that publishers consider before signing a contract with an author?

  • The Book – obviously, the book is a large contribution to the publisher’s consideration. While it is not the only decision maker, the publisher will not bother looking at any of the other items on the checklist if…

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A Writing Challenge

The reason behind the challenge

Hello fellow bloggers, writers, and readers, I want to do something out of the ordinary. I found this writing prompt when I was looking for inspiration for a short story several years ago. I don’t remember the website, but for this challenge, I’m going to get a little creative, so just note that the inspiration for this challenge was someone else’s, but the idea for this challenge is my own.

The challenge

Write a short story, essay, or poem using the words “your mother/my mother,” etc. It could be a story centered around Mother’s day, an essay about a fond memory you have of your mother, or it could be about someone else’s mother, the choice is yours. Here’s the fun part: see what you can come up with in fifteen minutes. If you plan on taking on the challenge and writing it in a blog post, use the tag writing challenge so I can see what you come up with. You can also write your piece in the comments below. However, If you view this on tumblr, use the tag #writing challenge, if you want to use this writing challenge for inspiration. Happy writing, and God bless.

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I’m just popping in

Hello everybody,
I just wanted to pop in here to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten about you. My daughter is visiting me for a couple of weeks this month, and I haven’t had much time to do a whole lot of blogging or connecting with people on social media.
On another note, if anyone would like to write a guest blog about your writing process, writing tips, anything music related (especially if you found music to be a source of healing for you), or any inspirational writings you’d like me to share, feel free to send your guest post to annwrites75@gmail.com I’ve shared a bit of my writing with you, now I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions of the world around you. Please send me an author bio, so I can introduce you to my readers. Thanks, and God bless you. Until next time, this is Ann saying happy writing.