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Ann Chamberlin Keeps me sane. Sort of.
Ann Chamberlin My first piece of advice is, if you can find equal pleasure in anything else, do it. Writing is hard. It hurts. People either don't care or they hate…moreMy first piece of advice is, if you can find equal pleasure in anything else, do it. Writing is hard. It hurts. People either don't care or they hate you. Yes, find something else. Stock car racing. Tight rope walking. Ditch digging in the rain. Nude modeling. Writing has aspects of all of these.
My second piece of advice I heard from someone else: if you're meant to be a writer, nothing I say will stop you. And if you're not, nothing I say will offer the secret bullet that will do it for you.
Third: I think it helps to have all kinds of people trying to stop you. Like the high school writing teacher I had who believed to his core that girls couldn't write. Half of my days are spent trying to prove him wrong. Like my parents who think fiction is a wicked waste of time. Thanks, Mom, anyway for all the hours helping with spelling and grammar.
Fourth; I do believe that perseverance is 90% of the battle. If cleaning house or playing tennis seem more your idea of a vacation, writing is probably not for you.
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The Sword of God (Book 2)
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I'm pleased to announce two new books.

The first is the first volume of the Valkyrie trilogy, The Valkyries Book 1: Choosers of the Slain. In this trilogy, I tell the story of the medieval sagasThe Saga of the Volsungs or the The Nibelungenlied from the point of view of Brynhild. Perhaps you know her as the woman who sings in Wagner's operas.

Brynhild escapes dying as a sacrifice in the annual s... Read more of this blog post »
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