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C.M. Barrett

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As a child, C. M. (Connie) Barrett was enchanted by her grandmother's stories about life in Ireland: the challenges of rural life, the dangers of civil war, and the wee folk who were often invisible but capable of causing much trouble if not treated well. As a result, reality and fantasy merged for her, and it's probably her grandmother's fault that she became a fantasy writer.

Her first book was an illustrated volume of retold Greek and Roman myths that she wrote for her brother. Her first public recognition for writing came in eighth grade, when she was an award for a Good Posture Awareness Day slogan.

Since then, she had many articles, short stories, and reviews published. Sometimes she even got paid.

Because Connie was busy doing other thi
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At the same time, I am a political person who is particularly aware of the rise of the Religious Right. A clash between these two elements of society sounded like a great project. So Dystopia in Drag was born.(less)
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C.M. Barrett I love stories like this. Thanks!


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Adam Thanks for joining me on Goodreads.

Disheartened writers should remember Honoré de BALZAC. He wrote numerous, apparently hopeless, novels before eventually publishing his successful Comedie Humaine.

According to a Wikipedia article about Balzac: 'the American critic Samuel Rogers, however, notes that "without the training they gave Balzac, as he groped his way to his mature conception of the novel, and without the habit he formed as a young man of writing under pressure, one can hardly imagine his producing La Comédie Humaine." '

Budding writers should remember this, and take courage!


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