Author Archives: Annaliese

About Annaliese

Author of the fantasy short stories "Infant Insomnia" and "Curelom Riders." Also a mother of three, one of which has outgrown allergies to gluten, and dairy, though he still reacts to nuts.

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Disability, Death, or Other Circumstance v 1 is Done!

I had the idea for this year’s Mormon Lit Blitz before the call for submissions went out. It turned out short and, well, sweet isn’t what I would use to describe it. I was going for funny yet poignant. It … Continue reading

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The Gods’ Blessings v 02 is Done!

This draft of my novel was a major overhaul. I had a ton of stuff to add to the beginning, which I thought would make this draft longer than the previous. I did not count on the fact that completely … Continue reading

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Writing Research: Mongols

“Settling With Sea Serpents” takes place in a secondary world based on Korea at the time of the Mongol conquests. While the Mongol equivalent never appear as more than background events, I wanted to do some research to make sure … Continue reading

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Settling With Sea Serpents v 3 is Done

I was surprised to find that when I was writing this draft, huge chunks of it actually stayed the same. This draft could almost be considered a minor draft rather than a major one. I expanded a bit on the … Continue reading

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Changestone v 4 is Done!

The most common feedback I got with this story is people wanted more description. Unfortunately, that’s what I cut in order for this story to remain classified as flash-fiction (<1,000 words). So, when it got rejected by the pro flash-fiction … Continue reading

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Sarimanok Feather v 4 is Done!

On one rejection of “Sarimanok Feather” I received the following feedback: “I found the world interesting but the story was slow in building tension for my tastes.” After some thought, I decided the story needed some drastic changes in order … Continue reading

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