The Care and Feeding of an Author

First published on on March 2, 2016  by Tracy Shawn as interviewed by author and editor Colleen M. Story  A while back I ran into my first writing teacher and made sure … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Fiction

| Tracy Shawn, MA | First Published with Psychology Tomorrow Magazine as a main essay on August 2014 - Issue 13 | INTERVIEW WITH: LUCY HORNER, AUTHOR OF TOLSTOY THERAPY: A FICTION … [Read more...]

The Healing Journey of “The Grace of Crows”

by Tracy Shawn, MA After I had started writing my now-published novel, "The Grace of Crows," my anxiety and depression began to lift. I believe, in large part, this real-life transformation … [Read more...]

How Book Giveaways Benefit Both Author and Reader

by Tracy Shawn, MA (First Published in: Book giveaways are perfect opportunities for readers to expand their book-reading horizons and for writers to further their … [Read more...]

The Everyday Writing Process by Tracy Shawn, MA

Writing Process Blog Tour for Twitter #MondayBlogs By Tracy Shawn, MA Author of award-winning novel The Grace of Crows Thank you to the wonderful writer, Michelle … [Read more...]

Why a Novel About Anxiety

BLOG published in Psychology Tomorrow Magazine Tracy Shawn – Why a Novel About Anxiety?   Share this: Years ago, I was sitting alongside other budding novelists in an ongoing writing … [Read more...]

Author Interview

Below is an interview (published in the Santa Barbara Independent) in which I explain why I wrote a novel about anxiety, the inspiration for some of the characters, and the publishing … [Read more...]

How to (Finally!) Finish Your Novel by Tracy Shawn

No matter if you’ve just started writing your novel or muddling though the middle of it, the thought of finally typing “The End” might very well feel like some far-off fantasy that’ll never … [Read more...]