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For with me writing is not a means of livelihood, not an occupation or trade, but a disease. I was born not with blood, but with printer’s ink in my veins. To me, to write is an imperative necessity which may not be denied.
~Time and Tide, 1955 March 12th

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Welcome to my journal

This journal is here to talk about Dragon’s Heart, writing tips and tricks, events, upcoming books, and me.  Get to know me better and learn behind-the-scenes of all my books.  I frequently post excerpts from what I’ve been writing lately, so keep an eye out for that!
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The Rules of Writing

Like all art-forms, writing has rules.  And like all rules about art, they are meant to be broken. First of all, if you’re a beginning writer, follow the rules.  You must learn them before you can break them.  Rules are meant to end in a certain effect.  Once... read more

Magical Beasts

Exciting news!  Well, at least I’m excited.  I added a new page!  Follow the link below to learn all about the magical beasts from Dragon’s Heart. http://www.akenneyauthor.com/fun-stuff/magical-beasts/ read more

#1 Fan

There’s a lot you need to do to successfully write a good book.  One of the biggest challenges, especially for a first-time writer, is just to actually finish the darn story.  To get from the first chapter to the last chapter.  There are a lot of reasons why a... read more