Anne H. Putnam

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Anne H. Putnam is an American writer and international nomad – she wrote her first book while living in London, after which she moved back to her hometown of San Francisco, where she made it a year before itching to move away again. She is currently working on the idea for her next book (it's just a twinkle in her eye right now) and making plans to write it in the most exotic location her savings can afford.

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Anne H. Putnam Well, I just finished the first draft of my second book, and I'm gearing up to revise it (brutally), so my current priorities are memoirs or novels…moreWell, I just finished the first draft of my second book, and I'm gearing up to revise it (brutally), so my current priorities are memoirs or novels that deal with similar subject matter (trauma, however great or small) in a way I admire (usually that means 'with restraint,' but there are exceptions. The more I read, the better I write – although I will say sometimes I have to set a book aside because it hurts to face writing that's so much better than mine will ever be, as has been the case rereading An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, by Elizabeth McKracken.

Once I finish a couple rounds of revision I suspect I will be pretty burned out, which usually means taking solace in plot-driven fiction. I'm looking forward to that!(less)
Anne H. Putnam This is probably an extremely common answer, but...oh well. Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. I like that they're true equals, each of whom…moreThis is probably an extremely common answer, but...oh well. Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. I like that they're true equals, each of whom thinks the other outshines him- or herself in some way. They respect each other, and love each other for qualities that go beyond the superficial (although Darcy's estate certainly didn't hurt his cause, and neither did Lizzy's 'fine eyes'). Theirs is a surprisingly modern and egalitarian relationship for any time, especially Austen's.(less)
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Well, I have some updates: good and bad. Let’s get the bad out of the way: I didn’t get into the MFA program. I know, I know – I’m still shocked too. Despite my anxiety and self-worth issues, I really thought I was a shoe-in. But instead I was waitlisted (an outcome I hadn’t even thought to prepare for) and then, weeks later, rejected. I was, unsurprisingly, devastated. There went my dream of...

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“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
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Anne Putnam Brittany (currently surrounded by text books) wrote: "Anne,

I read an the excerpt from your book tonight and I absolutely loved it! You are brilliant and I can't wait until I can get my hands on the the entire finished project."


Thanks, Brittany! I hope it'll be picked up by a US publisher soon, so you can get it without having to order from Amazon overseas!


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) Anne,

I read the excerpt from your book tonight and I absolutely loved it! You are brilliant and I can't wait until I can get my hands on the the entire finished project.


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