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I’m on a break this week, but please continue to send me info for the next Coffee Klatch for Thursday, July 16th. Well, okay, just a few drops of coffee! Here are a couple of time sensitive bits of news Emma Newman is drawing TOMORROW (Friday, July 9th) for another FridayFlash winner to get their […]

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 […]

Note Added: Go to the end of the comments for the final party bash on July 7th – Thanks everyone! Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way… Born to be wiiiiiiiiiiiiiild! Born To Be Wild and Easy Rider (Slipshotfilms) Writers, get your nose out of […]

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 cheeseburgers for breakfast (I saw the conversation about that on Twitter, I […]

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 […]

Today (Monday) is the final day for 21.5.800 with which translates into five days of yoga each week and 800 words of writing per day for 21 days. The twenty-one days seemed to fly by very quickly for me, but as I look back at my life when I began this challenge, I realize […]

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 for the Writer’s Life community and connect on Twitter (@Writers_Life) at #Writers_Life. Bagels! We always serve a full menu of drinks. Help yourself to coffee, tea, hot chocolate […]

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 […]

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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