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Two weeks ago, I began writing a series about Negative Thoughts and how to deal with them in the writing life. We all have times when we are overwhelmed with worry, fear, anxiety, anger, jealousy, rage, apathy or depression. In this series, I am sharing advice from the research I am doing for a non-fiction […]

Right mind is not happy mind and where it leads is to work, not to ease. –Eric Maisel Last week I began a series about Negative Thoughts. I will continue by discussing ways to confront destructive thoughts in a healthy way to improve our writing life. In this post, I am referring to negative thoughts […]

Worry, anxiety, fear, insecurity, self-doubt, anger, rage, apathy, jealousy These are some of the feelings that create defeating, depressing and disturbing thoughts about our writing and our life. We all get them in some form, but getting stuck in these thoughts can destroy our creativity and keep us from writing. Most of our negative thinking is […]

What does it take for you to get in the mood to write? Can you create an island oasis when you are writing? Those are challenging questions for some of us. There are some writers that write on an oasis of solitude for hours each day, and others that grab fifteen minutes whenever they can […]

Are You What You Write? As a fiction writer, have you ever felt that your personal character was judged by others based on the genre or content of what you write? Have you experienced strange looks, insincere polite comments, or talking behind your back about the content of your novel or short stories when you […]

For all the “odd” and “misfit” alien right brainers out there (writers, artists, designers, philosophers, caretakers, counselors, inventors). Good news has been leaking into the press slowly but surely. The left brainer’s rule of the kingdom in the career world is slowly changing. (For all the right brainers, I have included extra videos and pictures […]

A lot of information has been published recently about the right brain/left brain difference. By now you have probably heard that the left brain dominant thinkers are logical, sequential, analytical and look at the parts. And, the right brain dominant thinkers tend to be intuitive, holistic, synthesizing and look at the whole. But whether you […]

Admit it, what is your inner most desires…mad passionate creative flow or mad passionate sex? Hard to choose? The two experiences may not be that different and may be connected. They both involve total surrender of control, and create powerful energy full of electricity. Some experts even propose that if you experience one, you are […]

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.

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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

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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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