The Writer's Life

breaking down boundaries to the exuberant life of writing

Once in a Blue Moon… There is magic in the air, a mysterious force drawing us together for the new year! Tonight, there will be a blue moon shining brightly in the sky and an eclipse of the moon for the lucky souls in the Eastern Hemisphere! It is surely a sign from the heavens […]

The Writer’s Life – #WriterlbsOff in 2010 Have you had too much BIC (Butt in Chair) time in 2009?  Well, that is great for the novel, but bad for the Butt. Several of my lovely followers on Twitter are already thinking about New Year’s resolutions and the first one to emerge is getting the pounds […]

Happy Holidays to my Friends, Thank you for stopping by to my virtual Christmas Open House. Please come in for hors d’oeuvres and drinks before you head out to parties, or go to the dessert table when you need a break from the holiday madness.  Stop in anytime and enjoy the refreshments and the company. […]

You can also read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Aunt Urola’s lavish jeweled necklaces were finally removed from my aunts’ necks. Now, they were all wearing hot blisters and bumpy rashes seared by the poison laced in each string. The red flush of their faces matched their flaring tempers. The men were […]

This is Part 2 of a series, if you haven’t read the beginning, you can go to Part 1. Episode –  Frostbite: A Mafia Family Christmas (pt.2) Tasha frantically trudged through the knee-deep snow oblivious to her scant clothing of slippers and pajamas.  She dropped to the ground next to Great Aunt Urola’s frozen body […]

Although my favorite choice for music genres isn’t cowboy songs, the first time I heard the song, “Don’t Fence Me In,” I bust a gut laughing.  It struck a very deep cord in my soul and I could feel the words expressing one of my deep inner desires.  I want to be free, to experience […]

I never imagined my first Christmas back home in fifteen years would come to this. Every swear word in my vocabulary started swirling through my head as I grabbed my sixty-two year old mama tightly with both arms and pulled her away from my great Aunt Urola.

This year, I discovered a fascinating way to get motivated to put pen to paper and let the characters out of my head that have been banging on the inside of my skull for the last 14 years. I have wanted to write fiction for a long time and have only dabbled in storytelling as […]

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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The Penny Dreadful - my serial fiction - ongoing

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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