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Who I am:
I am a late bloomer. I didn't start writing until I started college at age thirty-seven with the hardest class I could imagine taking--ENG COMP I. The timing was crazy-class beagn around Sept 11, 2001. Not sure if it was the most auspicious start but it did dovetail nicely with the professors choice of reading "Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Story." I've since earned an AA in ECE from NECCo in Haverhill MA and a BA in Writing and Literature from UI&U--Montpelier VT.

I have four novels in progress,# 1(Happenstance) and #2(Endure) are on hold so I can finish #3 (The Illusion of Marriage). I've since added a fourth novel. The second one is a suspense story I originally envisioned as a script but used to participate in NaNoWriMo 2010. #3 is in revisions and likely to be done first. I think it may be a good movie but I've never written a script. Well, I've never written a novel either so there goes that logic. Current work is also a NaNoWriMo win 2011, also a story I envisioned as a movie (what's up with that?). The fourth my NaNoWriMo for 2015 is another thriller-tentatively titled Avalanche.

I decided I must be a writer after reading Betsy Learner's description of her neurotic clients in "Forest for the Trees" and recognized myself.

Most of the time--I have no idea what I'm doing, nor what to do next, and really wish I was smarter.

3/7/11--I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm fine! It was early, 5cm, ER+ stage 2-3, nothing in sentinel nodes. I had a lumpectomy, did ACT for chemo. Treatment was relatively uneventful. I rocked a bald head. Chemo brain was awful but fog lifted soon after finishing. Damn, there goes that excuse. Radiation was a cinch. Anyone needing to talk about treatment or being diagnosed can email me here, or lynne.favreau at gmail dot com

I have two teenage daughters. Thank you for the sympathy. Both in college this year. So yes, we are broke.

My husband is a saint 90% of the time.

My older sister lives with us. She cooks, and does the laundry--no you can't have her, though she says she can be had for her own bathroom and a water view (my sister passed away Sep 2015. I'm still heartbroken and can't bring myself to remove this).

We think I have Dysgraphia. It cost too much for an adult to be tested for a learning disability to find out for sure, especially since it hasn't stopped me from being successful. I can only write on the computer, otherwise my thoughts become a jumbled mess on paper.

I wish I had something to put in all those little boxes below this one.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Nanowrimo buddy me @lfavreau
I contribute to the Blooming Late blog,
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry, Blog Posts
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
I found out about She Writes from:
I rediscovered it in my bookmarks, no idea where I happened upon it before that.

Lynne Favreau's Blog

Formula for Success and Trends

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 11:08am 2 Comments

In response to Samantha's question about writing formulas and trends.

Oh, wouldn't it to be nice to have the formula for the next blockbuster-LOL!

Yes, there are trends-romance and YA have been trending for a awhile. And within those trends there are fads-vampires for instance. And yes, I believe all writing is about emotional response.

There are themes that trend in relation to our societal woes or triumphs. The problem is we often don't recognize the coming…


Response to Marilyn

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I found this question to be so interesting that I got a little carried away. I thought rather than subjecting everyone to the answer in the reply, I'd post it here.

Marilyn's Question. The dilemma of over-sharing, liking pornography, and spirituality versus porn.




I read your blog…


I'm a Big Picture Person

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Hi All, I begin to post more and more around here, it will become evident that I am not a detail person. It's not that I don't know how to spell--know, now, or no, their, they're or there, or that I do not know their proper usage, I do. I just don't notice whether or not they've slipped out incorrectly. You'd think I didn't reread my posts before I hit comment. I swear I do, really. It's like I have night blindness to my writing errors.

My husband is a…


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At 1:01pm on May 26, 2013, Vanessa B. Bernard said…

Hello Lynne,

Have you read 'The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell it, and Market It Successfully" by by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry?  What I have read so far has been really eye opening. 

At 11:24am on February 11, 2013, Rheanna Raynes said…


Good morning.

Because you were so helpful with another blog I was hoping you might take a look at this blog and help me to inspire action rather than repel viewers.


HELP. I am looking for input and advice from you all regarding my newest blog.

It is not my intent to deflect or reject viewers or supporters, but rather to draw attention and bring awareness to this issue.  

My Problem is that it is an ugly, disgusting issue, one which no-one wants to see or to hear about even though it is very real.  Unfortunately  it is not difficult  to come up with subjects or subject matter.  

It is however, a very tough subject emotionally for me, so therefore, I find it hard to write with any flare or objectiveness that might draw in followers, spark change and maybe even save just one life.

I have tried to present just the facts, cases, statistics, ect.  Now it needs some love and some life.

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.


At 8:32am on June 8, 2012, Kate O'Mara said…

Hi Lynne Thanks for the friendship :) I love being connected with other writers. 

 I hadn't seen the friend request as I'm signed in only occasionally.   

My main communication venue is currently fb, if you use it  here's my link. 

At 6:43pm on April 12, 2012, Michele Tracy Berger said…

Hey Lynne,

Great to connect here and in Blooming Late. Always find your posts useful and on point.



At 1:19am on March 3, 2012, Eva Rieder said…

Thank you for the kind words on the blog, Lynne!

At 8:50am on February 24, 2012, Melanie Wolfe said…

Hi Lynne, we have a lot in common! I'm pretty sure I have dysgraphia as well as dylexia. I almost quit writing a million and one times over it. I must say I couldn't tell in your profile bio though. Your writing looked solid. I'm so happy to meet you. You know what its like to obsess over a sentence for an hour! We'll have to chat some time.

My best,


At 12:26pm on February 23, 2012, Timothy Desmond said…

Yes. Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated. After I posted that, I read another writer's opinion that trying to do signing events was a waste of time. She referred to LA market where there are many unknowns doing events, but only celebrity writers had a response and a boost. You may have read that. I believe her focus was on social net marketing. Thanks again. Tim


At 9:32am on January 8, 2012, Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan said…

Would you be ok with me editing/excerpting your story and posting it on cancer be glammed?

At 4:17pm on January 6, 2012, Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan said…

Thanks for your honesty! I am a journalist by trade so now I want to hear more...was there anything special that helped you through treatment? Music? A special soft blanket you loved crawling under when you got home? And again,this is only if you WANT to share. I'm hoping to generate some unique honest stories from women to share with other women. Please feel free to pass Cancer Be Glammed on to other women (and men) if you think it would help them!

At 3:04pm on January 6, 2012, Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan said…

Hi Lynne,

I am a fellow SheWrites member, and I do some professional writing. I was wondering if you journaled at all during your treatment and if it helped you. I thought maybe, if you did journal, you'd want to talk about the experience and the benefits and we could have you guest post on the site I write for, Cancer Be Glammed. You can find them online at and they are on Facebook and Twitter, too. It's a great site and business started by two amazing women. No need to reply if you're not interested, not trying to be pushy, just always looking for a chance to help other women get through a challenging time.

All the best,




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