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How to Get Professional Feedback on Your Writing O'Dell Isaac was a substitute teacher and military journalist who struggled for years to write a novel. A decade went by without any progress towards writing or publishing a book. Then, in November of 2018, he managed...
A Teacher of the Year nominee for her use of neuroscientific principles, she applies these same principles to her work with writers to create confidence, writing flow, and success.
Her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise your Novel without an Outline helps non-outlining fiction writers to work through the writing and revision process with ease.It has been lauded by multiple New York Times bestselling author John David Mann as “brimming over with invaluable practical writerly wisdom…her love of life—pours out of every paragraph. Read her book. It will infuse joy into your days and make you a better writer.”
Annalisa writes for many local, national, and international publications, has written and produced sketches for a Telly-Award winning television show. She has been featured on Huffington Post Live for her fiction writing, CBS, Associated Press and Korean Broadcast Systems, as well as many internationals podcasts, radio programs, writing conferences and workshops.
She is a graduate professor of English at Norwich University, a two-time teacher of the year nominee for her use of neuroscientific principles, and a recipient of the French congressional Medal of Honor as a member of a five-week peace-promoting speaking tour of France, in French.
A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini. She likes to joke that she’s been writing stories since she could hold a crayon. Her first poem was published when she was 9 years old, and she was selected to read it aloud at a ceremony in the state house of her home state of New Hampshire. Suffice it to say that from a young age, writing had her hooked.
She believes in taking the writing craft seriously without taking herself too seriously, and attempts to heed the wisdom of the ancient Roman poet Horace: “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.
Annalisa is also the author of the murder mystery game “The Murderer is on the Loose” an interactive, re-playable murder mystery game.
Annalisa was the book reviewer and co-host on WFAD for three years, and has read poetry on South Korea’s “CNN,” Korean Broadcast Systems. She is also a published poet and journalist. She was a 2012 member of the White House Press pool.
She is a member of the Board of Directors for the League of Vermont Writers, and a Director at Large for the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association. She speaks annually at the conferences such as the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference.
Annalisa meets regularly with top industry professionals to bring the latest information to the writers she works with.
Though Annalisa has written for television and the big screen, poetry, personal essay, and journalism, her current writing passion is upmarket women’s fiction.
What is it like to work with Annalisa Parent?
Andi is the Personal Trainer of the Writing Gym personal training sessions. She helps writers to identify and meet goals, and to maintain the confident mindset to meet them. Her passion lies in helping authors to discover, or rediscover, their love of writing. She lives in New York City with her husband, and spends her free time reading (obviously), watching Netflix, and cooking.