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I am humbled and honored to have received three awards this past week. My Twitter friends and blog friends mean a lot to me. The awards are fun because we get to share with each other and discover other great people to follow.  I am spreading the love around in a big way today! My […]

If you are a writer, you probably hope for those times when your ideas feel passionate and writing flows wildly. You may try all kinds of ways to get into that state to write your next novel. Those moments can be productive and rewarding when they happen, but what about all the other times? Wouldn’t […]

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 […]

Loretta bolted awake at 3:17 a.m.. Her heart raced and head pounded to the beat of sheer panic. She stumbled to her studio wearing the same pajamas and robe she had worn since the night he first appeared. It was time to meet him on the battlefront. She could feel his icy stare and his […]

As some of you may have seen, I won a 40 word flash contest hosted by Alison Wells (@alisonwells) that she held for her 40th Birthday. It was a fun contest with many great entries. You can see all the winners at Alison’s blog – THE FORTY WORD – Winners. Celebrating Alison’s birthday and having […]

As many of you know, I post my serial fiction on the new website called, The Penny Dreadful.  Today was the 1 month anniversary of the site and they are celebrating 1,000 hits in their first month.  There was a party today with giveaways, and an author Twitter chat where I was featured. I had […]

Has anyone ever said things like this to you? Why do you always have to be so sensitive about everything, it’s not that big of a deal. If you weren’t so shy and sensitive, life would be much easier for you. If so, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Many writers and creative […]

Comments Off on Poetry: Compassion’s Duality

I forgot to post a link from my blog to Soft Whispers last time one of my poems was featured. I plan to submit poems there regularly. I want to thank all my friends who have already commented on this poem. Here it is, Compassion’s Duality at Soft Whispers “I wrote this for someone suffering […]

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

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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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