If you want to be published, submit a polished product. You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication? Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to improve their craft and to become published authors. She … [Read more…]
[This article on creativity and finding your muse was recently published on Medium.] Oh, that elusive muse… By Annalisa Parent I recently had the honor of presenting to the League of Vermont Writers at their annual meeting. I got to speak on one of my favorite topics: accessing creativity. There are a lot of ideas out there … [Read more…]
2016 is your year for a book! How would it be if your book were faster and easier to get out the door? How about some time away from the distractions to get some real work done? Step outside your busy life for inspiration, writing time, instruction, discussion, opportunities to share, relaxation, spectacular views, camaraderie, … [Read more…]
Hi All. Thanks so much for all of your great comments and questions on the last video. I am so pleased that so many of you are ready to take your writing to the next level and find your place among writers with similar goals and ideals. (If you missed that video, you can check … [Read more…]
What is it like to work with Annalisa Parent, Writing Coach? What’s it like to join attend an Inspiration Session? A reflection by Melissa I’ve always found the thought of joining a writing group a little nerve-wracking. Going somewhere you don’t know to write with and receive criticism from people you’ve never met–it can be … [Read more…]
Annalisa Parent travels throughout Vermont, the US, and the world offering writing classes, workshops and retreats. She has worked with local businesses to offer day-long workshops for employee enrichment and local writing groups to present writing techniques. Interested in bringing a class to your workplace or group? Drop a line. ____________________________________________________________________________ Click here … [Read more…]
I submitted a story today to be included in an upcoming book on Rescue Cats. Would you read this story? What does it feel like to be a cat, alone on the streets, unrescued, unloved, unnamed? In a community where there are more stray animals than people, Mama Kitty faces the constant threat of other … [Read more…]
What’s new this week at the writing salon? Dear Friends, First off, I want to say thanks for reaching out in a difficult time. Losing my cousin was a low moment, and it was so wonderful to receive your well wishes and words of support. Secondly, I wanted to let you know that this week … [Read more…]
More true Confessions: I’m kind of a history buff. Part of my love of history stems from my native curiosity (A good attribute so far as a writer!) and my ponderings on the origin of just about everything… like why do we celebrate Labor Day? As cool as it’s been my whole life to get … [Read more…]
Release your Best Writer During this mind-blowing workshop for writers of all genres, you are shown how to access your unique genius and reach the vision of where you want to go on the page without the hindrance of the critical mind, our single biggest obstacle to creating extraordinary writing. Work with nationally-published writer … [Read more…]
I am on the Planning Committee for the League of Vermont Writers. We are in the process of putting together a summer extravaganza: a time to meet local writers, take workshops, and meet locals dedicated to the craft. We will be running a showcase for members to talk about what they do, and share skills … [Read more…]
I just got the news that my poem Gateless will be featured in the Gateless Writing Manual to be published in June 2015. Thank you so much. The editor said she loves “the language of the poem, moving the reader to her own experience, there’s this incredible arc where the narrative shifts with the second … [Read more…]
I recently published this article to the Medium Channel I edit on the writing life. What are your thoughts? Want to write an article on the writing process or writing life? Click here. The Struggle for the RTP: When to Listen to Your Editors & When Not To By Will Hesslink Editor’s Note: This reflection … [Read more…]
Thanks to Paper.Li for featuring my article on journalism in their recent online edition on #amwriting. I am honored to have been selected by your publication.
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.