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It’s that time again! National Novel Writing Month! It’s November and the clickity-clack of writer’s keyboards can be heard around the world! And, the crashes at the official website are already legendary. Last year, I had loads of time to write while I recovered from gallbladder surgery and my kids were in school for the […]

Novelist K.M. Weiland blogs essays about the writing life, tips for improving fiction, and encouragement for experienced and newbie writers alike. I know many of my writer friends and followers are also loyal followers of K.M. Weiland on Twitter (@KMWeiland) and on her blogs, WORDplay: Helping Writers Become Authors and at Author Culture. I have personally appreciated […]

Welcome to The Great Chocolate Conspiracy! Chocolate Digestive biscuits have disappeared from the shelves right across the eastern seaboard of the USA, and now the shortage has spread to London. Detective Chief Inspector Sam Adamson and his international team of investigators from the Metropolitan Police’s Confectionery Crimes Unit (CCU) have been tasked to solve the […]

Gratitude Today is another hot humid day, but I’m not complaining too much. My friends on the east coast have had such a miserably hot summer. Since we are all stuck in the heat, I thought it was a great time to spread the love around with awards. I’m very grateful for the awards that […]

\ The wonderful and gracious hostesses with the mostesses at The Penny Dreadful were kind enough to feature me in a Twitter chat today. Angie Capozello (@techtigger) the creator of The Penny Dreadful (@TPDonline) and her side-kick Nishi (@Cafe_Nirvana) of Breathing Butterflies asked me to talk about #Writers_Life and @Writers_Life. I am very grateful for the […]

coffee klatch noun –an occasion when people meet socially to talk and drink coffee (Cambridge Dictionary) Welcome to the Coffee Klatch. Join us each week for conversation and news in the Writer’s Life community and connect on Twitter (@Writers_Life) at #Writers_Life. Today I am serving Croissants and Melon to cool us down after the heat wave in […]

Last week I was busy with kid sports tournaments, town festivals, my birthday and time off. But life is still not slowing down this week, it is speeding up and making me dizzy. So, sorry for giving you “the crazy cat” again this week, but my life is in a big transition. The good news […]

I am continuing my series about Negative Thoughts (this is where it all started), and I’m discussing anxiety in the writer’s life today. My post is part of the… My Best Advice to New Writers Blogfest held at the Peevish Penman This tour takes place on Thursday, July 15th. Check out all the great blogs on […]

Anne Tyler Lord

My name is Anne Tyler Lord. I have been many things in my life, but right now, I know I must write.

The Writer’s Life (see on Twitter - @Writers_Life and #Writers_Life) is my regular blog series that looks at the life of writers from a personal angle; our challenges, our quests, and what drives us to create. Read more about me here.

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Soft Whispers - Deadly Love, Be Mine. Valentine's Day Anthology - February 14, 2010

Flashes in the Dark - Ménage à Trois Avant-garde - February 12, 2010

Soft Whispers - Poetry - ongoing

FridayFlash - Flash fiction stories on Friday - ongoing

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Current Writing Projects

Tyler Corner is an historical novel about the lives of two women who were cousins growing up on Iowa farms in the 1920s - 1930s. It is based on the experiences from my own family and unsolved ax murders in Villisca, Iowa. I am writing this novel  for NaNoWriMo 2010.

I am creating ebooks and courses for writers, and anyone who wants more creativity and transformation in their lives. The courses are based on Narrative and Poetry Therapy & Humor.

Mafia Frostbite: A Mafia Family Christmas is my first fictional series. It is followed by a sequel series titled Twisted Family Bonds. It is a dark humor soap opera about the Kaszinovs, a Russian Mafia  Family.

LoveCommitmentPassion_cover R-Evolutionary Nights is a novel of romance and suspense set in Prague, Budapest and Wisconsin.  Alex and Jack are in love, but must escape the influences of the Russian mafia that has infiltrated Jack's family. I began this novel during the 2009 NaNoWriMo. And, I won.

a7d8cfd4 RedFlame DeepWater is a collection of spiritual poems about the agony and ecstasy of the spiritual journey. RedFlame describes the experience of the Dark Night of the Soul.  I will continue the collection in 2010 with DeepWater, illuminating ecstatic spiritual experiences.

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