In her dreams, she saw her alive. Her aunt’s beautiful post-chemotherapy curls and her angelic smile greeted her. In her dreams, her aunt was full of life. The room was full of laughter, warmth and love. In a dream or two, she heard the elders say, “Of course she’s still alive.” But she woke up… Continue reading Her Beloved Aunt
Why do you write? Is it because you want to see your name on book covers and scream to the world that you're an author? Or, is it because you're a bookworm who wants to stay inside the world of books? Are you writing for money? Don't laugh off that question -- being a writer… Continue reading Why do you write?
Sometimes you need a break. Some days the writing won't flow. Some people won't take your writing career seriously. Some readers may not like your story. Some reviews may be rude. Sometimes you need to think less and write more. And all that's okay.
Sometimes you need to take a break. You can't be healthy, happy and at peace if you don't allow yourself to step away for a while. I know writers who write every day. Many of them write at a certain time every morning. Not writing on one day can make them feel immense guilt. What… Continue reading Writing vs Not Writing
You're writing a book. Or you've just finished writing one. You want readers for your books. There are so many books to choose from on every online platform and physical bookstore, so WHY should anyone want to read your book? Well, perhaps they have developed an interest in you as they follow you on Twitter/Instagram.… Continue reading Building Your Author Brand
For the second time, I’m happy to welcome back to these pages my colleague Sudesna (Sue) Ghosh. Based in India, Sue is an author, cat mom and advocate for mental health and animals. You will find her Amazon Author Page here and on Twitter . Anxiety sucks. It’s been my friend/enemy for some years now. […]Anxiety… Continue reading Anxiety And My Writing Process – Sudesna Ghosh — Dann Alexander
I love writing short stories. In fact, most of my short stories early in my career were for kids. It was a great way for me to relive my childhood while admitting to the world that Sudesna Ghosh just won't grow up. Going forward, I started writing short stories for an older audience too. There’s… Continue reading Writing Short Stories
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A few weeks ago, I told my Twitter followers that I was taking an indefinite break from writing. Many of them told me that writing would wait for me when I'd be ready again. Some of them worried about my announcement. I've never hidden my struggle with anxiety and depression, so I told them that… Continue reading A Writer Will Always be a Writer