Anne Rouen

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Anne Rouen is a Multi-Award Winning Author, having won the Global Ebook Awards' Silver Medal (2014) for Modern Historical Literature Fiction for Master of Illusion Book One and the Bronze Medal for Angel of Song in 2016 in the same awards program and category (click to buy books).

Anne Rouen is an Australian born historical fiction author whose writing is inspired by the opulent operatic era of 19th century France. This passion was ignited from delving into her own French heritage, and a lifelong love of historical fiction writing. And so, inspiration for the Master of Illusion Series was born.

Anne Rouen is the alter ego of Lynn Newberry: a country woman from the New South Wales New England region, who breeds Brangus cattle by day and is a d
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Anne Rouen Hi Cintia, Thank you for this question and I will try my best to answer it. The rejection rate of manuscripts certainly is daunting to those of us hop…moreHi Cintia, Thank you for this question and I will try my best to answer it. The rejection rate of manuscripts certainly is daunting to those of us hoping to be picked up by a publisher. I find that it is best not to compare myself with other authors. Everyone is different and has their own unique point of view, bringing something fresh even when writing on the same topic. This can be stimulating rather than depressing.
As to the state of our industry, I try not to think about it, and there is always the fun of self-publishing since it has been made so easy and accessible.
I write because I love it and feel impelled to tell a story that is in my head and hassling me to get out! I seem to have to do it to find fulfillment. I never think about the industry when I am writing! Only about the creative flow that I am trying to get down on paper. Sometimes, I agree, it is hard going to press on with an idea when the flow suddenly dries up. And thinking about anything except what you're writing is guaranteed to make it happen, in my experience!
I would suggest you try the classic cure for writer's block: Empty your mind and sit with pen and paper. Write anything that comes into your head. This always works for me but sometimes takes up to an hour. Then the flow comes back.
Good luck with your writing, Cintia. I hope I have helped you a little.(less)
Anne Rouen I don't think I have any personal mysteries, except in the things and happenings around me. Delving into history, I find many mysteries that cannot be…moreI don't think I have any personal mysteries, except in the things and happenings around me. Delving into history, I find many mysteries that cannot be explained, and in thinking about them, I can find myself with a plot for a book, novella or short story.

For example, a few years ago I visited the historic Gore Hill cemetery in North Sydney when I noticed one particular headstone. It stood out because it was inscribed with only a name, an age and a date of death. She was a young woman of only 24. I wondered who she was and what had happened to her so much that it played on my mind and I had to find out.

With the help of my sister, a family historian, I researched what I could find of her life and death. She was married, yet there was no indication of this on her headstone.

This mystery, combined with the wording of her simple funeral notice and the brevity of her inscription, gave me the idea for my short story, The Anniversary.(less)
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Master of Illusion Book Four: The Master Forever (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is an excerpt from the forthcoming title, Master of Illusion Book Four: The Master Forever. It continues with the story of Nicolas de Beaulieu as he is growing older and more aware of love.

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I loved this book the most so far out of the entire series. Madame Dupont’s character is a comfort in steadfastness. I was very saddened by the ending (by many things that happened in this book). However, everything that happened seemed to fit." Read more of this review »
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Anne Rouen Kirstin wrote: "Just want to say that I'm really enjoying Master of Illusion. I'm trying to slow my pace as I'm nearly done with it and know book 2 isn't out yet. I really can't wait to continue their story."

Thank you, Kirstin. I'm so glad you like it


Kirstin Just want to say that I'm really enjoying Master of Illusion. I'm trying to slow my pace as I'm nearly done with it and know book 2 isn't out yet. I really can't wait to continue their story.


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