About Anne Greenwood Brown

Anne Greenwood Brown (@AnneGBrown) writes MG and YA fiction. She is represented by Jacqueline Flynn of Joelle Delbourgo Associates, and is the author of the LIES BENEATH trilogy (Random House/Delacorte Press). Her new book THE TWISTED LIFE (Albert Whitman & Co.) is anticipated for March 2016.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Fun With Literary Allusions
  • Collaboration
  • Plotting, Pacing, and Crossing Over
  • Practical Tips for Writing a Series
  • The Shy Writer’s Cocktail Party Survival Guide
  • Hard Work and Getting Lucky
  • List Love
  • How Surviving Junior High Taught Me to be a Writer.
  • Kicking Out a Fast First Draft
  • Deadlines vs. Goal Lines: The Emotional Divide
  • Paying it Forward
  • The Battle of the Query

  • Collaboration

    In April of this year, I got a call from my agent that went something like this: She:“I’ve been hearing from several editors that they’re looking for a book like X. They were wondering if I had anything to submit that would fit the bill. I don’t, but I do have an author who could […]

    Plotting, Pacing, and Crossing Over

    Awhile back, I attended the three-day Story Masters Workshop, given by James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, and Christopher Vogler. I highly recommend it, and you can check out more information about their workshops here. Vogler’s expertise is movie scripts. One of the things that I found most interesting about his presentation was his 12-stage hero’s […]

    Practical Tips for Writing a Series

    There is no one way to write a series. There are, however, some practical considerations that will save you time and frustration as you take off on your journey, particularly if you intend to pursue a traditional publisher. Some of these tips I learned from agents and editors; others I learned myself (the hard way) […]

    The Shy Writer’s Cocktail Party Survival Guide

    Confession: For me, the scariest part of a writer’s conference is the cocktail party. There’s no structure. No speaker. No handouts. Instead, hundreds of people who are used to spending long hours at a keyboard in coffee-stained jammies are let loose into a hotel ball room and left to fend for themselves. There are a […]

    List Love

    I like a good list. Nothing says “accomplishment” like a checked box or a crossed out To Do. I dare say lists are my closest companions. Several months ago, I did a WU post on “How to Kick Out a Fast First Draft.” In many ways, that step-by-step method was an example (or symptom) of what […]

    Kicking Out a Fast First Draft

    A couple months ago, fellow WU guest blogger Sharon Bially interviewed me about writing, working, and mothering. She asked if I had any “tricks.” I mentioned that I did: I write fast. Since then, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I do that, and some even wonder if I should. Because I love to […]

    Paying it Forward

    Ten years ago, a movie called PAY IT FORWARD hit the theaters. The plot was based on the notion of repaying a favor not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people, and so forth and so on until the world was revolutionized by peace, love, and happiness. I got to […]

    The Battle of the Query

    Please welcome Anne Brown to WU. Anne was one of our finalists in the hunt for a WU Unpubbed Writer. We know you’ll love her essay on, “THE BATTLE OF THE QUERY AS TOLD BY ONE IN THE TRENCHES” as much as we did. And visiting her blog, I just learned she recently had her […]