Anessa Books

Anessa Books I am a book coach and formatter for indie-authors. I teach others how to format, edit, and guide new authors through the maze that is self-publishing.

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Have you been following along with our series on self-editing? You can find it wherever you listen to podcasts or http:/...
11/11/2020
Welcome! Grab a drink and pull up a chair... ⋆ The Writer's Block Party Podcast

Have you been following along with our series on self-editing? You can find it wherever you listen to podcasts or http://thewritersblockpartypodcast.com

Welcome to The Writer’s Block Party Podcast! Oh, how the world of fiction publishing has changed! What used to be Mom’s tea party (with agents and traditional book contracts and demure, knees-together seating) has become a wild house-party of bold self-publishing, mystical Amazon algorithms, sea...

On this week's blog I talk about the importance--especially now--of scheduling your writing. https://meredithbond.com/sc...
09/28/2020
Scheduling Your Work | Meredith Bond Magical Romance

On this week's blog I talk about the importance--especially now--of scheduling your writing. https://meredithbond.com/scheduling-your-work/

So, tell me truthfully, how has this pandemic been going for you? Have you been able to keep your writing going? Have you spent more of your days sitting and staring out the window than actually tapping away at your keyboard? Has your writing been productive or have you have to write, delete, rewrit...

I'm going to be offering my Formatting class LIVE starting October 12th! Interested? Just DM me.
09/25/2020

I'm going to be offering my Formatting class LIVE starting October 12th! Interested? Just DM me.

09/24/2020

Pru Warren and I recorded our third episode of The Writers' Block Party Podcast yesterday and had an incredible conversation about newsletters. I do hope you'll check it out when it's published tomorrow! It's available wherever you get your podcasts!!

Check it out! The Writers’ Block Party podcast has a new episode. This week: deep POV! It’s available at Apple Podcasts,...
09/18/2020
Listen to The Writers' Block Party Podcast on TuneIn

Check it out! The Writers’ Block Party podcast has a new episode. This week: deep POV! It’s available at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and https://tunein.com/podcasts/Media--Entertainment-Podcasts/The-Writers-Block-Party-p1365812/

Oh, how the world of fiction publishing has changed! What used to be Mom’s tea party (with agents and traditional book contracts and demure, knees-together seating) has become a wild house-party of bold self-publishing, mystical Amazon algorithms,...

What do you think of deep POV? Love it? Hate it? Want to know how to do it but you aren't quite sure? It's on tap for th...
09/14/2020

What do you think of deep POV? Love it? Hate it? Want to know how to do it but you aren't quite sure? It's on tap for the WBP Podcast this week! Join us on Friday!

I discuss with Pru Warren, my wide-eyed and unpublished co-host, the real life of an author from the craft of writing an...
09/11/2020

I discuss with Pru Warren, my wide-eyed and unpublished co-host, the real life of an author from the craft of writing and editing, through publishing and marketing, and finally into building a GLOBAL PUBLISHING EMPIRE! Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and get ready to start your weekend with the Writer’s Block Party Podcast.

So, who's interested in writing sprints? I'm thinking of starting some here. I edit from 9-12 every morning and write fr...
08/03/2020

So, who's interested in writing sprints? I'm thinking of starting some here. I edit from 9-12 every morning and write from 2-6 every evening -- Eastern US Time. Who's going to join me?

Tonight's the night! Don't miss my talk on Accountability! Message me for details!
05/29/2020

Tonight's the night! Don't miss my talk on Accountability! Message me for details!

I'm going to be presenting a talk next Friday, May 29th called "Accountability: Six techniques to get the words written ...
05/20/2020

I'm going to be presenting a talk next Friday, May 29th called "Accountability: Six techniques to get the words written and the book done." Message me if you're interested in attending!

05/11/2020

I'm thinking of offering an online (Zoom) class (cost is only $40). Would you be interested in...
-- Microsoft Word for Writers
-- Self-Publishing (emphasis on formatting)
-- Writing Craft for beginning authors
Let me know in the comments below!

Writing a series? This might help...
05/02/2020
Intertwined books|Meredith Bond

Writing a series? This might help...

I’m a rather single-minded person, and by that, I mean that I have trouble focusing on one thing at a time. My daughter finds it impossible to not do at least two things at once—she has to have noi…

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05/02/2020

Anessa Books's cover photo

Are you tired of everyone telling you not to work in these troubled times? Here are some thoughts on the matter that mig...
04/27/2020
Keep Writing|Meredith Bond

Are you tired of everyone telling you not to work in these troubled times? Here are some thoughts on the matter that might help... https://meredithbond.com/keep-writing/

Almost every day my Facebook feed and my blog list on Feedly have new articles telling me that “it’s okay if you aren’t able to work/focus/write”. Don’t expect too much of yourself in these times. …

Writers, if you need a journal to help you through NaNoWriMo, I've got exactly what you need and with this coupon (LULU1...
10/22/2019
A Writer's Journal by Meredith Bond (Paperback) - Lulu

Writers, if you need a journal to help you through NaNoWriMo, I've got exactly what you need and with this coupon (LULU10) you can get 10% off!!

Buy A Writer's Journal by Meredith Bond (Paperback) online at Lulu. Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and reviews.

In my effort to help writers with accountability... https://meredithbond.com/a-writers-journal/
09/11/2019
A Writer’s Journal

In my effort to help writers with accountability... https://meredithbond.com/a-writers-journal/

I’ve been learning a good deal recently about writing journal and writing planners. There’s a difference! A planner is a book where you have pre-designed organizing tools, like in my favorite Ultim…

Anessa Books's cover photo
08/14/2019

Anessa Books's cover photo

How do you find the time to write? https://wp.me/p7Yj3q-1FE
08/12/2019
Carving out time to write

How do you find the time to write? https://wp.me/p7Yj3q-1FE

Summer is hard. Life is hard. There are so many things distracting us from working, from writing. Personally, I’ve been traveling and readjusting to being back in the US (we’re just here for one mo…

Last week I posted about D&D Character Analysis. This week we turn that toward ourselves!
07/01/2019
Classifying Yourself

Last week I posted about D&D Character Analysis. This week we turn that toward ourselves!

Last week I told you all about this cool way players of Dungeons & Dragons classify their characters based on how well they follow laws or rules (lawful/neutral/chaotic) and what sort of person…

I've been very silly and haven't been posting links to my blog here. That's going to end! Here is last week's blog post....
06/28/2019
Classifying Your Characters

I've been very silly and haven't been posting links to my blog here. That's going to end!
Here is last week's blog post. Lovers of D&D will get it right away, everyone else will learn something new and interesting. :-)
I blog every Sunday on writing and self-publishing topics. https://meredithbond.com/classifying-your-characters/

Involved in all this complication is a really interesting way of classifying a person based on how law abiding they are (lawful, neutral, or chaotic) and what sort of person they are in general (go…

Anessa Books's cover photo
06/28/2019

Anessa Books's cover photo

I'll be teaching Word for Writers at the Contemporary Romance Writer's chapter where I'll be showing you how to format y...
01/25/2019
Workshops |

I'll be teaching Word for Writers at the Contemporary Romance Writer's chapter where I'll be showing you how to format your book for print-on-demand and much more! http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/#Word

The tools needed to respectfully portray characters dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a broad layman’s overview – who, where, what, when, why, and how – of PTSD’s effects on individuals, families, acquaintances, interpersonal relationships, careers and other situations.

07/25/2018

Anybody in Canada, Australia or New Zealand? You can now publish your books on B&N!

07/06/2018

Remember, if you’ve got questions I’m here to answer them!

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