Hi. I'm Anne Hart. I write almost daily, and have written each day since 1959, actually starting my daily writing first as journaling back in 1954 when I began the 7th grade at the age of 11 1/2. The writing coincided with learning in middle school to touch type. That's when the stories, articles, poems, playwriting dialogue, and other forms of writing and journaling began, usually alongside my illustrations and photography hobbies. I went to college in the 1950s and 1960s, and later to graduate school in the 1970s. (English major/creative writing emphasis.) You might like my article on what it was like (for me) going to college/university in the late 1950s-to-early-1960s at: http://www.anne-hart-writes.blogspot.com/2014/09/why-my-college-life-was-like-back-in.html.
You're welcome to join my Facebook Group: Professional, creative, and expressive writing tips: Creativity enhancement.
You might like my article, "How to promote your unknown (published) novel by throwing a party for the book's main character." It's at: http://anne-hart-writes.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to-promote-your-unknown-novel-by.html.
Or on another note, you may wish to see, “How to throw costumed ancient-themed weddings, parties, and events,” at: http://www.anne-hart-writes.blogspot.com/2014/09/ancient-themed-weddings.html.
If you like short stories, take a look at my series of 5 short stories on my blog at: http://anne-hart-writes.blogspot.com/2014/10/http-five-multicultural-short-stories.html
Then again, if you’re looking for my stage and radio play on growing up in Coney Island in the 1940s-1950s, you may wish to see: "Growing Up in Coney Island during and the two decades after World War Two: A Stage, Radio, or Internet Play." The play also is listed at one of my blogs at: http://annehart.booklikes.com/post/997730/growing-up-in-or-near-coney-island-during-world-war-ii-and-in-the-two-decades-after-a-play.
Enjoy. Although I'm quite elderly now, as one of the many low-income senior citizens with a window view of heavy traffic and sometimes blight as I wheel my utility cart to the supermarket a few blocks away, I do enjoy writing each day, at least something, avuncular (kind and patient) and remember to smile as a home-based person of mostly low mobility (nondriver) as I watch travel videos and listen to ambient music that is so refreshing or paint in acrylics.
You might say that I sometimes write sartorially, that is in some of my paperback novels, of people who may wear high fashion clothing or a similar style of dress and address, as contrasted with that may be the opposite, as in my suspense adventure novel, How to Start Engaging Conversations on Women's, Men's, or Family Studies with Wealthy Strangers: A Thriller, published in 2007.
Here's my author's bio:
Author, journalist, and novelist, Anne Hart was awarded a lifetime California Community Colleges Teaching Credential in 1985, and holds an M.A. degree from San Diego State University and a B.S. in English Education (writing). She has written 87 paperback books as well as booklets, plays, articles, stories, poems, and learning materials, multicultural and historical time-travel novels, including books and articles on career development, nutrition and health news research, scripts, personality research, and how-to topics as well as creativity enhancement and creative writing learning materials. Hart has been writing books and articles freelance since 1959.
Anne Hart was awarded a KFMBTV (Channel B News) Harold Keen graduate scholarship in professional writing in 1977. Winner of Mensa National Essay Writing Competition Scholarship, 1979. Scholar Incentive Award, NYU. Book editing. Book and software reviews writer. Columnist and frequent online teacher on the subject of "The Business of Writing. "
You may wish to check out the slideshow online of 50 of Hart's 87 paperback book covers. (If I include the long out of print books, the titles come to more than 91+ books written in the past several decades). You can read more description of the book titles listed at Amazon.com (and at the publisher's site) at this date of each paperback book.
Here's a list of numerous paperback book titles written by Anne Hart:
84. How to Start, Teach, & Franchise a Creative Genealogy Writing Class or Club: The Craft of Producing Salable Living Legacies, Celebrations of Life, Genealogy Periodicals, Family Newsletters, Time Capsules, Biographies, Fiction, Memoirs, Ethno-Plays, Skits, Monologues, Autobiographies, Events, Reunion Publications, or Gift Books
How to promote your unknown novel by throwing a party for the main character
Photo by Anne Hart. (My dog, 2002.) You may wish to check out my suspense adventure novel, How to Start Engaging Conversations on Women's, Men's, or Family Studies with Wealthy Strangers: A Thriller. Paperback book published in 2007. At this date, it's listed at the publisher's site and at Amazon.com.
How do you promote your unknown novel? One way is by throwing a party for the main character.
Also, you can create a Facebook page for a national book discussion group focused on your novel(s). That gives you an idea how many followers in your city might attend a birthday tea party for the main character in your novel, stories, or series, or for you as the author, whichever draws more followers.
Pick the character who appears in many of your stories or novels, scripts, or stage plays. Then offer a healthy tea and desserts party. Add an instructor to teach the folk dancing of that era or country where you set your location in.
If your novel is set in ancient Rome, throw a toga party featuring food and a talk by an expert in the times and customs of that era, usually a local university history, anthropology, archaeology, or literature educator. Or if your novel features a science theme, have someone give a talk on the science covered by the characters in your science fiction thriller on what the future holds on that topic.
Most library conference rooms are available free as long as you don't charge admission to listen to any talk given or have a birthday party for the characters in your novel there. Keep the subject focused on the life and times or the travels of the main character in your stories, novels, or plays and scripts. This works well with historical novels set in a time and place where you can extend the promotion of your book(s) by having someone who's an expert teach folk dancing or old country dancing of the place and time in which your novel is set.
If your novel is about romance, you can have someone who's an expert give a talk on relationships similar to those experienced by the main character of your book series
All over the nation and in some other countries, you have tea parties or other celebrations and various events dedicated to the birthday of an author of novels that have withstood the test of centuries. You, too can promote your novel.
Not your birthday yet because you're still a relatively unknown author. But the characters in your novels and stories, especially if you have a series of novels featuring a particular character, such as a mystery or suspense novel character who solves problems, or a series of romance novels set in another time and place where the same character reappears in other novels or stories or even in plays or scripts.
One way to promote a novel by an unknown author is to form online groups on Facebook or other websites devoted to continuing the adventures of the characters in your stories and novels.
Each year you could throw an event/party in the conference room or auditorium of a public library or university space celebrating a character in your book or even you, the author's birthday.
For example, some libraries celebrate the birthdays of famous authors in history. One example might be the "A Sunday of Sense and Sensibility" tea parties of past years. You might promote your own novel by throwing an annual birthday tea party for the main character in your novel.
You might also consider a planning meetings for tea parties for your novels or collections of stories or poems, or include the works of other participating authors. It depends on how you prefer to promote your published books.
For example, the monthly planning meetings could be open to the public. All members would be encouraged to take part in planning and volunteering to help at the regular meetings/programs.
Or the event could take place online, such as discussion groups that discuss writing or the works of various authors, including your books. They might be online continuing discussions of novels and a book's or story's characters. For instance, also see the site, "The Republic of Pemberley: Jane Austen." Or check out the Facebook national Jane Austen discussion group, "My Jane Austen Book Club." If you're looking to play cherades at an event, for inspiration and ideas, check out the site, "Charade Ideas." Such discussion groups can be made for other authors and their works. That's one way of promoting what you write, especially if you're an unknown author who published print-on-demand or self-published fiction or other genres.
For more info: browse some my books, How Nutrigenomics Fights Childhood Type 2 Diabetes & Weight Issues (2009). Or see my books, How to Safely Tailor Your Foods, Medicines, and Cosmetics to Your Genes (2003) or How to Open DNA-driven Genealogy Reporting & Interpreting Businesses. (2007).