Since this blog has been growing quite a bit recently, I wanted to reintroduce myself! I'm Anne Pyle--previously Anne Warke, hence the url. I'm not your typical blogger, so here's a bit of history for you to understand me better. I've lived in Texas for nearly all my life, but my Northern parents and family members kept me … Continue reading Getting to Know All about Me
When you hear the word "mania," what do you think of? I used to think that manic people were the real crazy ones, unlike depression and anxiety. And culture will tell you that too. Counselors, on the other hand, describe mania as being so happy and full of energy that you don't realize how damaging … Continue reading Dysphoric Mania: the Lesser-Known Mental State
Read below for information on what to expect when getting on/off medication, the misconceptions, and the side effects. So we've all heard about how crappy meds make you feel, how they have tons of side effects and how they can cause serious damage to your system. If that's the case, why do people get on … Continue reading What to Expect when Taking Medication
While my previous post on this topic made clear that community is an important part of writing, there are some times this isn't true. One of these times is when members of your community bring you down, or constantly talk about failure as a writer. Often on my timeline, I see writers talking about how … Continue reading When Community Hurts
I was tagged by H. A. Lynn to do the WIP Naughty List, so here I go! Hope you enjoy. THE RULES: Provide a brief description of your novel before beginning. NO MORE THAN FIVE SENTENCES. If your cast is fewer than 15 characters, you can't use the same name more than twice. If your cast … Continue reading WIP Naughty List
Why do writers need community again?
Chiky tagged me in this, so now I have to do it! The Hallows Tag, a Halloween-themed writer tag! RULES #1 – Provide a BRIEF description of your novel before starting. My unnamed novel (I call it SS) follows the story of Madeleine Ashwater, a dysfunctional photographer in a large city in the Pacific Northwest. … Continue reading ALL HALLOWS TAG
This book will make you want to run.
You may not want to get to know me after hearing these ten answers.
The Hate U Give is one of the timeliest--and most poignant--of books I've read in years.
The title tells all!