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Best Reasons to Be Traditionally PublishedI’ve been a writer for nearly eleven years and a traditionally published author for the last two. I tried self-publishing ten years ago, but that was a lot of hard work without much gain.It’s been a long journey to...
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Who is Annalisa Parent Summea?
Annalisa Parent Summea helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels, so that they can sell well, make a good living off their books, and live the author lifestyle.
A Teacher of the Year nominee for her use of neuroscience 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.”
It is the recipient of a CIPA EVVY humor award. How many writing books do you know of that have earned humor awards?
Annalisa Parent Summea’s work has been featured all over the world. Here’s one of the four episodes on which she appeared on PBS:
What has Annalisa Parent Summea written?
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, PBS, Associated Press and Korean Broadcast Systems, as well as many internationals podcasts, radio programs, writing conferences and workshops.
She has been a graduate professor of English at Norwich University, 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, Annalisa studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini. 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 Parent Summea meets with publishing industry professionals several times per week to get her writers the up-to-the-minute updates on what literary agents and publishers are looking for. These conversations, in conjunctions with her study of neuroscience & how the brain learns and creates best, aid her in creating individualized, bespoke strategies for each of her writers in order to create an accelerated path to publication and living the author lifestyle.