I recently got to hang out with my friend and fellow writer, Rene Kirby. Rene and I wrote a screenplay together a few years ago that is getting some attention right now. We have our fingers crossed and until then, we’re going to keep on smiling and loving life.
All the crap you read in high school Why revisiting all that school-assigned literature is worthwhile By Annalisa Parent Please, do not get me started on Melville’s Billy Budd. In high school, I was an avid reader, but this book challenged my love of the printed word. I am sure that when the last page … [Read more…]
The Almost Right Word: A Talk by Stephen Kiernan By Annalisa Parent The basic building block of writing is, of course, the word. As famous British poet and critic Samuel Coleridge once wrote “Prose is words in their best order—poetry is the best words in the best order.” As writers, therefore, regardless of genre, we … [Read more…]
It was one year ago today that I was interviewed on The Huffington Post Live about being a single woman, and my writing on the topic. The Sassy Spinster, a fiction novel, explores the single life for a woman who’s been through online dating hell and lives to blog about it. You can follow that … [Read more…]
This article “The Rules of Writing are Nothing like the Rules of Real Life” that I wrote for Medium has gotten a lot of attention recently, and I was honored when a reader highlighted this section as meaningful. Click the photo below to read the article, and please feel free to overshare. Got something to … [Read more…]
I’ve just published this amazing article to the Medium Publication I edit: Please read her thoughts here. Got something to say about the writing process or the writing life? Have some great writing tips to offer? I am currently seeking guest bloggers for the Medium publication I edit. Click on “Contact Me” above … [Read more…]
For over 10 years I wrote for South Burlington’s The Other Paper. I was on the municipal beat and attending City Council, Development Review Board, and Planning Commission meetings, among others. Sometimes a last minute meeting would come up and the publisher would scramble for coverage. I just found this old email from one of those … [Read more…]
The series novel I am co-writing with Nate Herzog has a new online presence. …announcing the new No. 2 Inc. facebook page! It’s just been launched today. Please help us get our first 100 likes and be among the first to hear about the launch of Part 2: Mission 2.
New article accepted to the Medium Publication I edit: Check out this amazing article written by Vermont writer David Weinstock. It’s humorous and on point. Got something to say about the writing process or the writing life? Have some great writing tips to offer? You’re in luck! I am currently seeking guest bloggers for the … [Read more…]
I am the editor of a channel on Medium that talks about the writing process and writing life. Recently, renowned author Skip Press submitted this article for inclusion on the site. It’s a great read. Take a look. Start Your Own Parade by Skip Press www.skippress.com A successful writer once told me in a letter that … [Read more…]
I’ve just gotten the news that my book review of Skip Press’ How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write has been published by the Australian Writers’ Magazine Writer’s Edit. I am so pleased and honored, and hope to do more writing for them in the future. I was especially honored by this … [Read more…]
Though I am still a strong proponent of the print book, and as a reader prefer the smell and feel of real pages, as a writer I recognize that shifting times call for shifting measures. Statistically a number of readers access written content on digital devices. Though there are stanch hold-out readers who love print … [Read more…]
I am so delighted to have fantasy writer Barbara Alsop writing for the Medium Channel I edit. Please check out her article Are Writers’ Workshops Really Helpful? I am currently seeking guest bloggers to write about the writing process and the writing life. If you are interested in submitting, please send your pitch and writer’s … [Read more…]