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Hope Ann
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Christian Fantasy Author
Christian Fantasy Author

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As writers, do we really want to make our readers cry? Well yes. Of course. Why else do you write except to harvest those precious tears? Yeeeaaaaahhhhhhh… Or maybe not. I’ll admit that reactions from my readers, especially to something heartbreaking, is……
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I almost published a short story today, then realized it was the 4th of July weekend. So I decided to go with something more patriotic. As some of you might know, I have one brother who is a Marine. Another is heading to Marine Boot Camp in three days. So…
Miss You - Hope Ann
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It’s been an amazing month. Because of people, mainly. Yes, I’m an introvert, but that doesn’t mean people don’t have their time and place. Or… something. But guys, I went to the first Story Embers retreat this month!
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Writing isn’t a form of escapism. It isn’t a luxurious way to spend time. One doesn’t make thousands of dollars and live a dream life. Writing is hard. Writing is painful. And writing builds character. While there are many things I’ve learned while…
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My mother gave me some advice a number of years back. Like… back when I was the age of the heart-wrenching children I like to put in my stories. Seven or eight, perhaps. Regardless, I had to make bread. (Yes, we’ve made our own homemade bread for as long…
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Writing isn’t safe. It’s not that words are powerful (though they are). It’s not that everyone will end up thinking you insane (most generally do anyway). It’s a deeper problem than a questionable mental state. And it’s something I end up writing as a…
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The Stealthmaster’s Shadow is finally here! I know it’s a cliche thing to say, but I am excited about sharing it with you all. Then again, there are so many books out there now days… so I’ve been wonderfully kind and listed the pros and cons of The…
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I’m going to forgoe my normal ‘this is me post’ of the month. Suffice it to say it’s been crazy between outlining, traveling, and getting ready for the launch that starts tomorrow. Today, however, I have a collage for you all. Not my own collage this…
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Clichés abound in fantasy. The dashing prince rescues the helpless princess. The mentor dies and his student going on to save the world. The villain dresses in a long black cape with a pet snake on a staff. A cliché, by definition, is anything which is…
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No, I’m not going to steal your voice and lock it inside a shell or any such. I do need your vote though. See, in honor of the upcoming launch of The Stealthmaster’s Shadow, I’m running a collage contest. All you need to do is enjoy the pretty pictures…
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