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Anna Leahy commented on the blog post 'If Summer Is Fun, Why Is Writing Still Hard?'
"Stephanie, I'm glad some of this resonated with you. I was just looking it over and realized I hadn't put one of my tasks that I mention here in my real list of things to do. More evidence of the need to prioritize and also have some…"
Jun 4, 2012
Stephanie Renée dos Santos commented on the blog post 'If Summer Is Fun, Why Is Writing Still Hard?'
"Anna,   Thank you for post-posting, many points resonated with me.  Have a good summer of fun writing as I will attempt too!   Best,   Stephanie Renee dos Santos Author of the forth coming historical novel The Tile Maker"
Jun 4, 2012
Stephanie Renée dos Santos liked Anna Leahy's blog post If Summer Is Fun, Why Is Writing Still Hard?
Jun 4, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Hi, fellow novel writers. I've been thinking about how to juggle multiple projects because, even when we each have a novel to write, that's not the only thing calling for our time. And in some ways, a novel is a set of things to do, not…"
Jun 4, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the blog post 'Call for Open Submissions! Theme: Summer'
"I sent a message to you, but didn't post here. This is the blog post I wrote last week: http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/if-summer-is-fun-why-is-writing-still-hard. May we all accomplish writerly things this summer."
Jun 4, 2012
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Jun 1, 2012
Anna Leahy posted a blog post

If Summer Is Fun, Why Is Writing Still Hard?

This time of year, with the possibility of sunshine stretching out before me to warm my life and offer new clarity, I tend to think I can accomplish this, that, and the other thing before Labor Day. I have a stack of books—now that I look, it’s actually three stacks—that have accumulated, and I’m giddy with the thought of reading novels friends have recommended and poetry collections I’ve put off until I have a clear mind. Clearly, I’ve lost my ability to judge the relationship between the…See More
Jun 1, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"I'm looking into ways to get my work into the wider world, and I'm also thinking about what differentiates chapter and essay, creative nonfiction and journalism, and whether my blog posts are essays (I think they are). Here's my…"
May 22, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the group 'Publishing Industry News'
"I've been working on my platform all week. I updated my website: www.amleahy.com. I even put together a blog trailer for Lofty Ambitions: http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/lofty-ambitions-blog-trailer/. Any advice on best…"
Mar 16, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the group 'WordPress Bloggers'
"I put together a blog trailer: http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/lofty-ambitions-blog-trailer/. Has anyone else here done this sort of thing?"
Mar 16, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"You may have seen Anis Shivani's semi-regular posts at Huffington Post about creative writing, contemporary literature, and whatnot. These posts respond to his, and (selfishly) I think they deserve a few clicks from She…"
Feb 10, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the group 'WordPress Bloggers'
"My latest blog post isn't on WordPress--it's at The Huffington Post! Six of us defend creative writing programs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-vanderslice/creative-writing-can-be-taught_b_1254504.html. We're new to…"
Feb 6, 2012
Kristin LaTour commented on the blog post 'Set a GOAL! Report PROGRESS!'
"I know! I think I missed a couple of days, but on those days I was submitting poems, so I excused myself. Some girlfriends and I set up a private blog where we could post what we called "anything-a-day" since we are a mix of prose and…"
Jan 31, 2012
Anna Leahy commented on the blog post 'Set a GOAL! Report PROGRESS!'
"Kristen, you wrote a poem every day? And January was a rough month? Oh my! Keep after this..."
Jan 31, 2012
Kristin LaTour commented on the blog post 'Set a GOAL! Report PROGRESS!'
"I should also say that looking at this list now that I've posted it, if I can do this in a rough month like Jan, Feb should not be too hard. "
Jan 31, 2012
Kristin LaTour commented on the blog post 'Set a GOAL! Report PROGRESS!'
"Okay ladies, I am behind by a couple of weeks since I usually report mid-month, but my sabbatical ended (sniff) and I'm trying very hard to get back into the swing of teaching and having a life (writing or otherwise) while my husband has been…"
Jan 31, 2012

Profile Information

Who I am:
www.amleahy.com
http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com
www.chapman.edu/poetry
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Constituents of Matter (Kent State UP)
Turns about a Point (Finishing Line P)
Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom (editor; Multilingual Matters)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
books
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
yes
My professional associations:
Chapman University & Tabula Poetica

Anna Leahy's Blog

If Summer Is Fun, Why Is Writing Still Hard?

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

This time of year, with the possibility of sunshine stretching out before me to warm my life and offer new clarity, I tend to think I can accomplish this, that, and the other thing before Labor Day. I have a stack of books—now that I look, it’s actually three stacks—that have accumulated, and I’m giddy with the thought of reading novels friends have recommended and poetry collections I’ve put off until I have a clear mind. Clearly, I’ve lost my ability to judge the relationship between the…

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Other Submission Issues: Self-Publishing, Payment, Community, Confidence

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Over the last couple of live chats of The Submission Mission, I've noticed that a lot of different issues affect our motivation and ability to submit our work. These topics and questions keep popping up in discussion threads too because, of course, we can't separate submission from the writing process and our writing (and larger) lives. 

While I make no attempt to be comprehensive here, I share a few links that might get She Writers thinking about why and when we submit our work (or…

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Set a GOAL! Report PROGRESS!

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

I've just set up a new Discussion at The Submission Mission:

http://www.shewrites.com/group/thesubmissionmission/forum/topics/set-a-goal-report-progress.

It's a place to state your specific, reasonable goal and to report your progress on that…

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The Submission Mission: Online Literary Journals

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

During the October live chat, we talked about the pros and cons of print publication and online publication. The discussion raised questions and concerns, and we shared some approaches and resources.

We generally think that online submission systems might help us build regular submission habits, and we couldn't think of any online journals that didn't use online submissions systems.

We also see possibilities for quicker response and publishing…

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At 11:55am on January 5, 2012, Deborah Batterman said…

Likewise to you, Anna, re: a fruitful, productive, enlightening New Year.

At 9:18am on January 3, 2012, Deborah Batterman said…

I was holding off for some quiet time (duh) to read your Christmas Eve/Apollo 8 post for many reasons, not the least of which is my fascination with the moon. A wonderful post . . . . and I look forward to reading more of your posts and your poetry. Best Wishes for teh New Year.

At 6:49pm on October 22, 2011, Ruth Madison said…
Oh, thanks for noticing! I posted because I've been doing research and gathering links on how to successfully self-publish, but then once I posted the comment I looked at it and it just seemed spammy. I didn't want it to look like I was just trying to shoe-horn in my ideas! :-/
At 9:29am on July 5, 2011, Kelli Swearingen said…
I've been waiting to see if the magazine would pick up on SheWrites at all and when they do they actually mention something cool that's happening.
At 8:19am on June 24, 2011, Kelli Swearingen said…

Hey Anna,

Congrats on the mention in Poets and Writers. I've been following Submission Mission thread and it's gained so much momentum.

kelli s. rodin

At 5:03am on April 11, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Anna, I just opened the door to the novelist group for you - welcome! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells and The Wednesday Sisters
At 3:50pm on October 10, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Anna,


Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
At 6:20pm on July 28, 2010, Sarah Pinneo said…
Welcome to the fiction forum!

S.
At 12:11pm on March 27, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Welcome to She Writes, Anna. Feel free to ping me if you have any questions as you make your way around the site. And enjoy!

Meg Waite Clayton
She Writes Salonista (think welcome wagon)
www.megwaiteclayton.com
 
 
 

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