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Who is Annalisa Parent?
Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels. She owns and operates Date with the Muse, LLC, which helps storytellers to publish traditionally at the highest level possible.
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?
What has Annalisa Parent 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, 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.
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Annalisa is also the author of an interactive, re-playable murder mystery game “The Murderer is on the Loose.”
She hosts her own podcast, The Writing Gym Podcast, where she interviews top level industry professionals for insider tips on how to to Write to PUBLISH–which, coincidentally, is the name of her Facebook group.
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, journalist, and member of the White House Press pool.
She has served as 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 literary fiction meets psychological thriller.