The Writer's Life

breaking down boundaries to the exuberant life of writing

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Please help yourself to Christmas cookies, cocoa and coffee. And, enjoy a little Christmas inspiration as you take a break from your writing to enjoy the holidays! “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” Bing Crosby “White Christmas” Bing Crosby

Hello Everyone!!! I hope you are all having a Happy Halloween and for many of my writer friends, it is NaNoWriMo time tomorrow!! I am so happy you stopped by to say, “Hello.” So, the short answer to, Where the Hell have I been? Nose to the grindstone – WORKING, Blah!!! I work in three […]

  My friend (and writer extraordinaire) , Alison Wells, at Head Above Water was kind enough to feature me in an interview. She is doing a wonderful series of interviews with writers who are mothers and asking questions about how they balance writing and family. I really enjoyed reading the interviews and hearing about the lives […]

Happy Easter to Everyone! Is anyone else feeling the urge for a Creativity Renewal this spring? I’m feeling a little more tired and frumpy since last summer. This has been a long, gray, cold winter for many of us. We are promised 60 degree weather and sun for Easter in Minnesota. So, I can feel that […]

Bird, Bird, Bird, Bird is the word… I have been lamenting my limited time online these past few months, but I am thankful when I am able to connect to the friends I have made on Twitter these past couple years. Today I wanted to share a wonderful experience I had getting together with one of […]

We all need our Muses to inspire our writing life . Some of my Muses are Meow-ses. Here are my two new little cuties! I LOVE baby kitties, and we have just adopted two from the same litter. It will be our last two, since we already have two older ones. We have adopted all […]

As some of you know, my site has hosted many parties for writers & anyone who loves creativity and fun.  I began with my first party last New Year’s Eve with the Once In A Blue Moon Party. However, my recent new job & health needs have reduced my online time in the last few […]

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 […]

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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My Writing Also Featured Here

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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