I’ve been writing my whole life, beginning with stories I told myself before falling asleep, fine tuning them night after night. When I was ten, I borrowed my parents’ old manual typewriter and, using scratchy math paper from school, put my first story down on paper—a tale of Bigfoot, me, and the Bay City Rollers.
Over the years, my stories have changed but the basic process is the same: I get an idea, I think about it night after night, and then I write it down. One of those stories turned into a novel, Damaged Goods, that I published through CreateSpace in 2014. My decision to become an indie author arose from my experience researching agents: I quickly realized that to become a traditionally published author, I would need to dedicate myself to the process full time. As a mother and wife working a day job, that was an impossible task. So, I tapped my network of writing and designing friends to help me edit, proofread, and design Damaged Goods as a book worthy of publication.
Through annhallwrites.com, I want to explore my writing process and share my ideas with readers. Sometimes, I write about old memories I can’t shake. Others, I talk through writing tools that help me focus my thoughts. I want to connect with other writers by discussing what matters to them and build a community of people who love the written word as much as I do.
I hope you enjoy my words.
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