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Alice Orr

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My Name is Alice & This is My Story.

Growing up as an only child until I was nine had a lot to do with making me a storyteller. I wasn’t really alone because I had my imagination and spent loads of time there.

I also had Grandma and she did two amazing things for me. She told me stories of her own and she listened to mine. I’d sit at the table in her warm kitchen and kick my toes under my chair because my feet didn’t yet touch the floor. I'd talk while Grandma listened with a twinkle in her eye behind her rimless glasses. Because of Grandma I love to tell stories.

In the eighth grade I had a teacher named Mrs. Mahon. I was a restless, troublesome student. Then she assigned a writing project and I wrote several pages without a restless mome
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Alice Orr Writer's Block is usually my author intuition telling me I need to rethink whatever I'm working on because something just isn't right about it. When I…moreWriter's Block is usually my author intuition telling me I need to rethink whatever I'm working on because something just isn't right about it. When I listen to that good advice and do the work that's needed the block usually disappears. Of course sometimes writer's block is simply telling me I need a rest. It's wise to listen to that advice too. (less)
Alice Orr For me the best thing about writing is losing myself in the story. I fall down into it like Alice falling down the rabbit hole and experience one…moreFor me the best thing about writing is losing myself in the story. I fall down into it like Alice falling down the rabbit hole and experience one adventure after another right along with my characters. Then I write those adventures down and invite my readers to jump into my story and experience it with me. This is the best of Wonderland every time.(less)
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family diversity imageI began making presentations to writers many years ago. From the beginning, I had a mission, to share what I know about the publishing world and help writers navigate that world more effectively. The specifics of my message changed as own knowledge changed and grew.


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