Author: Anne Ursu

Root, Root, Root for Narrative Beauty

I’m in the middle of doing packets and I have a mound of email to answer, a sick child at home, and out of town husband, and an overarching preschool crisis to deal with (you would not think such things were possible, but, alas,...

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Furthering the Adventures…

Ron talks about writing sequels below, and I mentioned in the comments how hard writing one was for me. I blithely sold a trilogy and then sat down to write the second book in it and realized I had no idea what I was doing. It’s...

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Me, Myself, and Her

I mentioned the other day that I’ve been struggling with finding a voice for my new book, which feels like trying to make a soup with no stock*. Everything I’ve written has been in a revolving third person, most with...

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Ah, To Be A Pages Person.

Ron and Mary are discussing below how we structure our writing days. When I first tried to write a book my husband challenged me to write five pages a day. Every time I wrote five pages, I’d get two Reece’s Peanut Butter...

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