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Ksenia Anske

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in Moscow, Russian Federation
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Ksenia Anske was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the US in 1998. She is the author of dark fantasy short fiction and 7 novels, and the winner of Amtrak Residency Program 2015. Her novel Rosehead won Honorary Mention in the YA Category in the Indie Ebook Award 2016. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, and when she’s not reading, she’s scaring other writers into writing or terrifying unsuspecting readers into reading her nightmarish books. She lives in Seattle with her partner Royce Daniel and her son Peter.

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Ksenia Anske Hole up and write and read every day. Don't go to other writerly get togethers or socials or events or groups or anything of the sort. To find your…moreHole up and write and read every day. Don't go to other writerly get togethers or socials or events or groups or anything of the sort. To find your own voice you have to be one-on-one with yourself. Nobody can help you create your art, you have to learn how to do it on your own. You simply have to write a lot and read a lot every day and trust that through the discipline of doing it you will get better. Reading books about how to write books or listening to other writers telling you what works for them or not can be inspiring but it can also instill doubt in you, like you're doing something wrong. Also, it might make you want to copy what others do, but it will slow down your own growth process. You have to learn to be alone and be okay with it. Good luck!(less)
Ksenia Anske I don't have to dress up for office work anymore, I can write in my pajamas, or without pajamas, or with bad hair, or sitting upside down. I can also…moreI don't have to dress up for office work anymore, I can write in my pajamas, or without pajamas, or with bad hair, or sitting upside down. I can also blast very loud music and when I'm stuck I can jump up and dance and bounce on my bed and nobody can tell me I can't do it or that I look unprofessional. Also, I get make up things and people pay me for it. What could be better than that?(less)
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A great example of crosstalk in dialogue

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I talked about this in class on Patreon, and I also posted it there, for patrons, but this example today is illustrating it even better.

Crosstalk ideally is what all of your dialogue should be, with the true meaning hidden underneath the spoken words. See how two people talk about two unrelated things, yet they become related in our mind?

In the picture above is the extreme example of crosstalk...

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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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message 15: by Ksenia

Ksenia Anske Lucia wrote: "How do you find new books to read? And how do you CHOOSE?

Thanks! I love you!"


I will write you a blog post, okay? Sometime this week. I love you too. XOXO


message 14: by Madame

Madame How do you find new books to read? And how do you CHOOSE?

Thanks! I love you!


message 13: by David

David Riggins Ksenia,

I have recently published a newly edited version of my book, Boys of the fatherless and I would like to get some honest reviews of the new edit. The Kindle version is currently .99 but you can read the first chapter for free on Amazon. I am also running a giveaway on goodreads for 10 printed copies.

Thank you for your help.

David Riggins


message 12: by Verge

Verge LeNoir Ksenia,

Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 11: by Joseph

Joseph Michael Owens Thought you might dig this! http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014...


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Terry Drake thank you for befriending me!


Víctor Solís Greetings, infinite soul. Cheers from Venezuela. Looking forward to read you, or read about you ;) The world feels a bit small when you can interact with somebody from so far away. It's a joy, really ;)


message 8: by Dale

Dale Thele Ksenia, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


message 7: by Jean

Jean Kaczmarek Thanks for friending me! Your article "WHAT TO EDIT IN FIRST DRAFT, OR HOW TO WRITE SECOND DRAFT" is VERY VERY useful.

Especially the "Your opening sentence is your novel; your opening paragraphs set tone for your chapters"

Jean


message 6: by J.C.

J.C. Hi nice connecting with you! Have a wonderful week.

-J.C. H.


message 5: by C.J.

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Hello Ksenia,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to reading your work.

Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
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Dean Blake Thanks for friending me, Ksenia!


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


Jeann (Happy Indulgence) Hiya, thanks for accepting my friend request! :)


message 1: by Owen

Owen Jones Hi Ksenia,

I hope you are well.
Thanks for accepting my request to be friends.

All the best,
Owen
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