Share the Wealth with Annie Cosby … When Writing’s The Easy Part: Lessons from Writing, Publishing & Loving Novels

Writing is difficult. Really, really difficult. Growing up, I always thought that would be the hardest part of my dream of becoming an author. Actually finishing a book, a book people would want to read, that’s supposed to be the hardest part … right?

In the six years since I published my debut novel, I’ve learned a lot. A lot about writing, a lot about publishing, and even more about the person I am and the person I want to be — or, let’s be honest, don’t want to be. There’s a lot of heartache in sharing stories from your head with anyone who’d like to read them, but a lot of joy, too. I’d like to share a few of the lessons I’ve learned thus far, like how to tell if your brother actually reads your work, what not to say on a call with a literary agent, and how people really feel about cliffhangers.

Annie Cosby is an author and copy writer from St. Louis. After living in Ireland for a few years, she now resides with her husband and their Rottweiler mix on the street where she grew up. Her first book, the start to the young adult fantasy series Hearts Out of Water, was recommended by USA Today‘s HEA blog.

You can find her writing, reading, and fangirling over books on Instagram and Twitter @AnnieCosby, or at and

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