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A.E. Pennymaker

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The daughter of a Presbyterian minister and an artist, A. E. Pennymaker has been writing seriously since the age of twelve, and studied English and Secondary Education in college. (When the earth was young.)
Anna currently resides in Virginia, USA, with five children, a forest of assorted houseplants, and her globe-trotting husband. (Not necessarily in that order.)
She enjoys: adventuring through the countryside; soundtracks, classical music and a random selection of rock; anything coffee related; tea; and doing the laundry. (Also, sarcasm.)

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A.E. Pennymaker I am currently working on Shadow War, the third book in the Shadows Rising trilogy.

And because I don't have enough to do, I decided to also write a n…more
I am currently working on Shadow War, the third book in the Shadows Rising trilogy.

And because I don't have enough to do, I decided to also write a novella that would technically be Book 2.5. My daughter dubbed it Shadow Army, so... why not? It should be wrapped up and published by the end of May, 2021. Shadow War will be coming out in June, 2021. (less)
A.E. Pennymaker There are a few things I have noticed as a beta reader, and learned as an English major with a bit of writing experience under my belt:

1. Plot. Even i…more
There are a few things I have noticed as a beta reader, and learned as an English major with a bit of writing experience under my belt:

1. Plot. Even if you pants most of your scenes, sit down for a day or two and plot something. Know where you're going ahead of time, and what milestones you need to hit in your story. It will help keep your pace up and your arcs cohesive, and your readers will thank you for a story that doesn't stagnate or end with a fizzle.
2. This also applies to world building. Resist the urge to world build entirely on the fly. I have seen writers with great imaginations get bogged down in explaining this or that thing they just came up with (i.e. info-dumping), or worse still, have their concepts change as the story goes on because they didn't take the time to nail their elements down. This is especially true for fantasy and magic. Get some of the basics settled, make notes, do a little of the legwork up front. You won't be sorry you did.
3. Don't give up. If you hit a wall, try opening a window. If you're struggling to write a particular scene, find another scene that's more interesting and draft that. Half the time, working on the easier scene will kickstart something for the scene you're struggling with, and you'll find you've solved your problem. The added bonus: you're still getting work done.(less)
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Pennymaker: *smiling broadly, turning to face the camera* Hello, and welcome to the Sporadic Interview with a Dead Author Blog. That's right. Everyone on the other side of the table has pegged it, and that is indeed part of the selection process, so please, let's just stop whining about discrimination against the living, accept that sometimes a line is drawn, and move on lik Read more of this blog post »
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“To feel that way about a person; to search until you can search no more, until even the place that should be searched is gone; to go from the frantic madness of possibility and panic to the futility of knowing, deep down, that the chances of finding that person had dwindled away to a shred of a half-chance in a million; to finally sink into dumb acceptance that there was now an ever-changing, unforgiving wall of water between you and that beloved person...”
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“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on.”
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“Reading won't solve your problems, but again neither will house-work.”
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“Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.”
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“The one thing I hope people take away from my books is that the world is not nearly as bad as it seems on the news. There are so many differences on the surface between people from other nations and cultures. It's good to have those differences — there's a lot of power in having those different cultures — but deep inside I believe people are the same”
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“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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