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Anna Banks

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New York Times Bestselling author of The Syrena Legacy series.

Grew up in a town called Niceville. No, seriously. And yes, everyone from Niceville is generally nice.

Let's see, things about me....My writer's cat is a mini wiener dog named Puckdoo. I can't walk in high heels, but I'm amazing at standing still in them. I'm the only person in Florida without a tan. I stole a car when I was 12 years old and drove across three state lines with it. Yeah. That's about it.

My books:
Of Poseidon
Of Triton
Of Neptune

Joyride

How To Lose A Bachelor

Degrees of Wrong (Pen name Anna Scarlett)

Nemesis (Coming soon!)

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Anna Banks I call this writerly constipation because really you're not totally blocked--if you push hard enough at least a little will come out, amiright?

But…more
I call this writerly constipation because really you're not totally blocked--if you push hard enough at least a little will come out, amiright?

But what I do when I'm constipated is read. I read other authors who I look up to, who I want to emulate, and it really gets, ummmm, things flowing. It motivates me to be better, to live up to my own standards, to push through it.

Sometimes when you're reading, you'll see how an author solved a problem in his or her book and you'll have that epiphany on how to solve the problem in yours. (less)
Anna Banks I have plenty of advice for aspiring writers:

1.) Share your work. Not with your mom or with your friends who don't write. Seek out people in the…more
I have plenty of advice for aspiring writers:

1.) Share your work. Not with your mom or with your friends who don't write. Seek out people in the writing community. Whether they are local or online, get your work critiqued by people who share your love for writing. It takes tough skin to do this, but you will need tough skin in the publishing industry. This is your first step.

2.) Never give up. You may have a lot of false starts for books. Lots of great opening chapters and then it kind of falls to pieces. You are not alone. Push through it. Finish the book.

3.) There is magic in revisions. Seriously. Your first draft is crap, no matter who you are. It's like you took dog poo and smeared it on the screen of your computer. Trust me on this. Let your book sit for a month before you reopen the document. Then reread it with fresh eyes. A favorite thing of mine to do before I send to my agent is that I finish the book. I print the whole thing, and let it sit for a month while I work on something else. After that month, I take a red pen to it and critique, revise, edit before I ever go in the document to make a single change.

4.) Never give up--in a different way. It's very difficult to break into the publishing industry. It's hard to get an agent. It's hard to get a book deal once you get an agent. Remember, when you go into a bookstore, all those books on the shelves? That represents only 1% of the people who are trying to get published but actually made it. The odds aren't good. Be better than the odds. But you can't be better if you give up.(less)
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“Hmm?”
“You can put me down now.”
“I’m not ready yet.” He tightens his hold.
“You don’t have to hold—“
“Emma? Can you hear me?”
“Uh, yes. I can hear fine. I just can’t see—“
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message 23: by kariny

kariny v Thank you for accepting my friend request!!!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Anna,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 21: by Fera

Fera Flies Free Sooo glad there'll be the continuation after 'Of Triton'.. I thought there'll be no more :)
Can't wait for the third book! x)


message 20: by Fera

Fera Flies Free Sooo glad there'll be the continuation after 'Of Triton'.. I thought there'll be no more :)
Can't wait for the third book! x)


message 19: by Fera

Fera Flies Free Sooo glad there'll be the continuation after 'Of Triton'.. I thought there'll be no more :)
Can't wait for the third book! x)


message 18: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


message 17: by Susanne

Susanne Thank you for accepting my friend request!


message 16: by Cindy

Cindy Chung Merry Christmas Anna! I hope you have a great Christmas this year!


message 15: by Eric

Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 14: by Vicki

Vicki Thanks for being my friend! I just finished Of Poseidon! LOVED LOVED LOVED it! Will there be a sequel!?


message 13: by Fera (last edited May 23, 2012 11:25AM)

Fera Flies Free Oh My GOD..!
The first time I knew about 'Of Poseidon' last year, I fell in love with it and when I finally read the book, My love deepens!
I'm definitely very,very looking forward for the next books.
and Thank You so much for writing such an Amazing story like 'Of Poseidon'.
I love it!!


*Oh My.. Must be more patient.. patience, patience, Fera..


message 12: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Anna, Thank you for your friendship :-)


message 11: by Paola

Paola Hi Anna :o) Thank you for accepting my friend request! Looking forward to reading your book.


message 10: by Dina

Dina Lowenkraft thanks for accepting my friend request! your book sounds great!


Kathryn Hi Anna! Thanks for the friendvite!! I want to invite you to check out my blog that I do with two of my book loving friends. I look forward to discussing books with ya!
www.tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com


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Sarah Hi Anna thanks for the friend request! You'r book sounds good, I can't wait to read it! (=


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


Ceitidh Thanks for the friend request! Sometimes I forget to add all the authors Im looking forward to!
Congratulations for the upcoming release of Of Poseidon!!! kyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! ^______^ Cant wait!


message 5: by Kari

Kari WOOHOO :) thanks for accepting!


message 4: by Julie

Julie So happy to see your growth and success as a writer. Congrats on getting published!


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Cindy Hi, thanks!


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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


Thomas Amo Hi thanks for the request!


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