Author Archives: alizamannauthor

About alizamannauthor

Writer of great worlds with rich characters. Drinks a lot of coffee.

Convention Nerves

It’s almost time! In exactly two weeks, I’ll be boarding a plane to New Orleans for the annual Romantic Times Convention. This is one of the best conventions for a writer, in my opinion, since there are real live readers … Continue reading

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Writing through the Pain

Last week, I was humming along – managing my ‘normal’ job and writing what I hope to be my next masterpiece, along with all the other things that go along with being a working mom when everything came to a … Continue reading

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Finding Our Inner Hero

I had a happy post ready to go this morning, and I wasn’t able to post it. Not with my heart so heavy for the victims and families of the D.C. tragedy. During days as difficult as yesterday, for our … Continue reading

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Looking for Love in the Wrong Place?

I was watching television the other night (when I should have been writing – bad author!) completely enthralled. There’s a really savvy, smart show on called The Newsroom with one of my favorite actors – Jeff Daniels. It’s no wonder … Continue reading

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The Writing Cake

The Writing Cake People have a number of rituals which help them prepare for the task of writing. I don’t mean to make it sound like a chore, but isn’t it? For full time writers, or even part time like … Continue reading

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Writing Pains – The Act of Balancing Writing with a Busy Life

As I sit in my Long Beach, CA hotel room on a business trip for my ‘day’ job, I’m struggling with reality. As a writer – a writer with two children, a full time job, a significant other (make that … Continue reading

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DST Hang Over

There are few things that have a lasting an effect on me as Daylight Saving Time. As most of you are aware, the majority of US states (and a host of other countries) ‘fall back’ one hour during the fall … Continue reading

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