Ania Ahlborn

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Born in Ciechanow Poland, Ania has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through a hole in the chain link fence that separated her family home from the large wooded cemetery next door. She’d spend hours among the headstones, breaking up bouquets of silk flowers so that everyone had their equal share.

Author of nine novels, Ania's books have been lauded by the likes of Publisher's Weekly, The New York Daily News, and The New York Times. Some titles have been optioned for film.

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ania currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


For more from Ania, visit her site, or connect via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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Ania Ahlborn For me, the ideas sort of just appear. Sometimes, they've been lurking at the back of my mind only to come to the forefront with a "hey, it's time." I…moreFor me, the ideas sort of just appear. Sometimes, they've been lurking at the back of my mind only to come to the forefront with a "hey, it's time." I don't feel like I really choose my ideas so much as my ideas choose me. (less)
Ania Ahlborn Writer's block is tough, but it can be overcome. I find that creative blocks are born of anxiety rather than of simply being "out of ideas". There's a…moreWriter's block is tough, but it can be overcome. I find that creative blocks are born of anxiety rather than of simply being "out of ideas". There's a big difference between being prepared to take on a writing project and overthinking it.

If I find myself struggling with a lack of inspiration, and writing is just a flat-out miserable experience, I take a break for a day or two. During that break, I consume as much media that relates to my topic as possible. Books, movies, TV shows, articles, Wikipedia pages...whatever it takes.

If the problem isn't inspiration as much as it is just feeling like what I'm writing is absolute crap, I crack open a book that I consider particularly bad. A few paragraphs of terrible prose is a good reality check. You think what YOU'RE writing is awful? Check out (insert terribly written book that still manages to be wildly popular here). (less)
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message 8: by C.J.

C.J. Anderson Bird Eater sounds interesting!


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Dave Thank you for being my friend!


message 6: by Bill

Bill Thank you for accepting my friend request. I see a few authors in your book list that I haven’t read before and I am looking forward to checking them out.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Dustin Hi, good day, Ania!

How are you? I hope all's well.:)

Thank you very much for adding me. It's a pleasure.


Have a great day!


message 3: by A.R.

A.R. Ania, thanks for approving the add!


Thomas Amo How was Harold & Maude? Did you enjoy it?


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J.A. Belfield Hi, Ania. Thanks for the friend request. Nice to meet you. :)


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