Ann Cooper McCauley

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The Fear of Writing, Diana Flegal-Hartline Literary

My guest today is mentor and agent, Diana Flegal, of Hartline Literary Agency. This is what she has to say about writing and the fear factor.   The Fear of Writing by Diana Flegal At any point in your writing journey have you suffered from a fear of failure? If so you are in good company. […]

Poor Writer Reject

I withdrew the ancient and paling manila envelope from its secret hiding place. Eyelids shut except for a sliver of light on the metal clasp, I pinched it. The contents? My very first rejection letters from publishers. My mission? Whether I wanted to know or not, how long had it really been since I’d started […]

I Can’t Get It Right

  “I told you! Clean this room. I’m going to have an aneurism for heaven’s sake!” God, they never listen. I don’t mean to yell all the time, but they won’t change. No matter the reward system—no matter the work of instilling pride in them for what they own and how to take care of […]

Announcement: Quitting

Am I a writer? Am I a speaker? Is this my purpose? Is this really what You told me to do? Because where are the results? Where are my readers? Where are my listeners? Should I quit? Why can’t I quit? WHY, Lord, can’t I just quit? I’ve worked hard to rear and homeschool six […]

Honeycomb and the Secrets of Connection

Though I may write in my home office, a solitary space, I need connections with real people, especially other believers and other writers. Have you noticed it’s difficult to find time for both? Like you, I’m busy as a bee most days, but the internet and social media have afforded new ways for me to […]

Interview with Kregel Author of Mercy’s Rain, Cindy Sproles

  Cindy and I go back a few years.  The two of us were roommates at a conference once, and I can tell you, she has a great big, beautiful heart! We share the same agent, Diana Flegal, at Hartline Literary Agency. I am personally thrilled to celebrate the release of Cindy’s debut novel, Mercy’s Rain with […]