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20 Questions

Saw this on Facebook and thought it’d be fun to do… So here we go!

1.) What is you Author name? Alianne Donnelly

2.) What is the first book you ever published? 572 more words

Life As Me

Magical Realism and the Holocaust

The story materialized in my head a few days before Halloween, 2009. It’s World War 2. A gang of creatures, half man and half beast, attack a party of SS men executing a group of Jews. 582 more words

On Writing

Shivering Into the Woods

My legs feel like I lathered them in lotion containing essence of poison ivy. The brush of sheets against the oreo-size bites on my legs is agony. 671 more words


If the Season We Could Keep

7:00 a.m. The yellow slicker makes its reappearance. Blowing bubbles in the summer rain. She sings, Rain, rain go away, have again another day! She asks me to come out and splash in the puddles. 139 more words

On Writing

How Stephen King Motivated Me To Stop Wasting My God-given Writing Talent

Today I bought a brand new journal. I’ve bought several journals in the past in an effort to rejuvenate my writing routine. Regardless of how much enthusiasm I had it never stuck. 289 more words


What Writing Is

As you write about the specific, paying close attention, seeking to describe one small thing and then another, you don’t notice the moment it gives way to a huge expanse. 562 more words

The Writing Life

My Affair with Henry and the Photo Shoot that Followed

As the one who’s always behind the camera instead of in front of it, my need for a new, professional portrait crept up on me this year. 571 more words