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Ann Byle is a freelance writer who currently writes for Publishers Weekly, Grand Rapids Magazine, and other publications. She began her career writing book jacket and catalog copy before working as book review editor for The Grand Rapids Press. From there she wrote marketing copy for Our Daily Bread Ministries before beginning her freelance career in 1997.
On the Blog . . .
Let’s talk a little about resistance. Or a lot. This post is the result of resistance. And fear. And more resistance. I started out the year strong, vowing to create two blog posts a month, create an email newsletter to send twice a month, and generally get myself in
New Year, New Word, New Blog
Yes, it’s been a minute since I last posted a blog. So much has happened in the last couple of years, with a lot of it pointing to beginning to blog again and a more concerted effort at social media (with plenty of limitations, of course, to allow for
5 Lessons from a Young Writer
By Hannah Howe Note: Hannah Howe interned with me this spring during her final semester of college. She did a fine job and offers these lessons gleaned through her college and internship experiences. During the past several years, I’ve pursued a BA in writing and interned with both Breathe
Apples to Apples: Surprise at the Core of Three Great Books
My daughter Abby has the unique gift of comparing humans to animals. She studies a person, then comes up with the best animal comparison ever. She’s spot on every time, sending us into howls of laughter. Sometimes I come across two or three wildly different books that have one
The Heart of the Book
Two books I read recently made me think about books I’ve read in the past and how they have influenced my thinking and life. The pair couldn’t be more different: one a hilarious, profane, insightful look at books and ideas that had an impact on a librarian’s life; the
One Step Forward in 2018
Each year my writer’s group, called The Guild (this picture is not us, BTW), gathers during the holiday season to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the new one. Each of us picks a word for the upcoming year. My word was “release” for 2016