Leaping Into The Unknown

When writers who are just starting out ask me when it gets easier, my answer is never. It never gets easier. I don’t want to scare them, so I rarely say more than that, but the truth is that, if anything, it gets harder. The writing life isn’t just filled with predictable uncertainties but with…

Come With Me, Into The Woods

My parents owned a cabin once. It was a massive, sprawling place tucked away in a pocket of tall, swaying pines. If you stood outside, all you’d be able to hear was the rush of wind through the branches, the occasional creak of tree trunks bending in the breeze. It was remote, it was beautiful,…

Four Writing Rules That Will Get You To The Top

During a recent trip, I was flipping through an in-flight magazine and stumbled across an interesting article. So interesting that it inspired me to write a blog post about it. The article was called Office Pace, and while it was about how to achieve inter-office greatness, I couldn’t help but be struck by how relevant…

Amazon Studios Options First Novel

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 3, 2012– (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon Studios, the original content arm of Amazon.com, Inc., has optioned the rights to author Ania Ahlborn’s popular horror novel SEED – a top seller of 47North – the science fiction, fantasy, and horror imprint of Amazon Publishing. Amazon Studios has added the project to its development slate and will begin…

Ania The Grouch: The 2nd Novel Blues

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty ‘bleh’. I’ve been motoring along on my second novel–thirty thousand words in three weeks is a pretty good average. I haven’t skipped a single day, but I’ve whined a lot inside my head. I’ve whined and I’ve worried and I’ve doubted myself, and it’s making me a total crank. They…