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Teaching and Page Critiques at the Chesapeake Writing Workshop in Arlington, VA

I'm so excited to share that I've been invited to teach at the Chesapeake Writing Workshop in Arlington, VA on July 13th, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

I'll be teaching a class on Mastering Point of View as well as critiquing the first 10 pages of writer's novels. Spaces will fill up quickly, and you need to send your manuscript in early, so make sure to apply now!

Please share with someone who lives in the area, or would love to join.

More information can be found on their website.

Hope to see you there!

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2:00 PM14:00

Author Websites: Your Calling Card for Readers

I’m excited to be partnering with Hidden Timber Books to bring you an online workshop about websites for authors. Register by clicking on the link below!

As soon as family, friends, and colleagues find out you’re an author, they want to know where they can find your work.

Author Websites Workshop

Your author website is your one-stop shop, playing a crucial role in how you connect with your audience.

In this workshop learn what makes for a great website that attracts readers, helps them discover your work, and keeps them coming back.

A limited number of seats is available, so register now before we sell out!

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10:00 AM10:00

Mastering Point-of-view in Fiction Class

Head hopping. Do you know what it is? Are you guilty of this writing crime? Too many budding authors do not thoroughly understand point-of-view--the dos and the don'ts of it. Yet, agents, editors, and publishers are sticklers on the subject. Register now for this workshop on Saturday, April 13 with Anne Clermont, editor and writer, who will guide you through the narrow twists of the concept and practice.

I’ll be teaching at BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) so register now for this workshop here.



Point-of-view can be defined as the narrative perspective from which a work is written. The types include first person, second person and third person.

As a writer, you'll use different perspectives depending on what type of work you are writing, as well as on what you're trying to do with it. In this class, we'll define each type of point-of-view, look at examples, and explore how each is useful and how each has drawbacks. 

We’ll also be practicing using various points-of-view. So, bring a current work-in-progress with you to class, if you have one. If not, then that’s fine!

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7:00 PM19:00

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network Editing Roundtable

Come join me and two other wonderful editors at the BARN roundtable on Thursday, April 26th! It's free for BARN members and only $5 for non-members. Should be a fun evening and we can help clarify the editing process!



Editing is rarely an author’s favorite part of the path to a finished manuscript. It hurts. You have to kill your darlings and admit to having tried occasionally to get away with a less than perfectly phrased sentence. At our April 26 Roundtable, Genevieve Olivarez-Conklin, Anne Clermont, and Martha Cunningham, all professional editors, will talk about what to expect from the different types of editing, how to get help, and what to do with it when you get it.

For tickets and more information click here.

See you there!

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to Jul 31

Learning to Fall Audiobook is now available!

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Grab your earphones! The audiobook of LEARNING TO FALL is now available! I'm thrilled that it will have the chance to reach even more people. If you haven't had a chance to read it, this is the perfect opportunity to pass the time while commuting, gardening, running errands, or simply hanging out by the pool this summer. Give it as a gift, too! And let me know what you think!!

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to May 8

Learning to Fall Audiobook!

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If you've been holding off with reading LEARNING TO FALL, I'm thrilled to announce that it will be published as an audiobook by Tantor Audio. I don't have all the details yet, though I did get a chance to approve the narrator. If they end up going with the one I opted for, I think you'll like her too! It will be really exciting to hear Brynn and Chris and Jason and the rest of the cast in the audio production! I'll keep you posted as I learn more!

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to Sep 11

Spruce Meadows Masters Booth - Calgary, Alberta

I will be at the Spruce Meadows Masters, home of Brynn's final event in LEARNING TO FALL! I'm excited to have the opportunity to be at this amazing event.

Please find me in Booth G2 in Gallery on the Green. I do have free admission passes, so just ping me via social media or my contact page so that I can give them to you.

I hope to see you there!

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Book signing at Angelstone Tournaments and International Grand Prix - Toronto

I will be at Angelstone Tournaments, outside of Toronto, ON for a book signing event. Please come see me there! I'll have copies of LEARNING TO FALL for sale available.

For more information on the show and how to get there, please click here.

Saturday night I'll be watching the Grand Prix, but please ping me via my contact page, or via Facebook or Twitter and we can meet up! I'd love to see you if you can't make it earlier in the day.

It should be a fantastic event: FEI level 1.45m Groupby International! Hope to see you there!

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7:00 PM19:00

Third Place Books - in Conversation with Karan Bajaj and Anne Clermont

Join me with bestselling author and striving Yogi Karan Bajaj with his new novel The Yoga of Max’s Discontent. By turns a gripping adventure story and a journey of tremendous inner transformation, The Yoga of Max's Discontent is a contemporary take on man's classic quest for transcendence.

This story really captured me, moving with quick pace and a sensitivity that stays with you long after you've read the book.

I would love to see you at Third Place books, just north of Seattle!

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to Jul 29


YES! How exciting! The publisher is giving away 10 copies of LEARNING TO FALL! All you have to do is follow the link and enter the giveaway.

While you're there, please take the extra few seconds and add it to your 'want to read' shelf on Goodreads! It really helps for a new author to get some visibility, so that others are more able to find the book too. 

Good luck! May the odds be in your favor!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Learning to Fall by Anne Clermont

Learning to Fall

by Anne Clermont

Giveaway ends July 31, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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to Jun 20

Not one, but two new reviews!

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In the last two days there were not one, but two endorsements that came in! I am so grateful to both Tracy Guzeman, an author I admire and respect, and John Pearce, who is normally too busy competing to read!

With just over two months (ok, nine and a half weeks, but who's counting?) to go, I'm getting both excited and riddled with anxiety! These reviews are important for any author, but especially one who is publishing their first novel. Thank you Tracy and John!

Clermont’s passionate storytelling captures the essence of life as an equestrian. An excellent portrayal of dedication, hard work, and ups and downs that is relatable to all walks of life. Be it equestrian or pedestrian.
— John Pearce, Canadian Show Jumping Team Olympian
“Whether or not you grew up reading Black Beauty or The Black Stallion, this insider’s view of the competitive world of show jumping captivates, wearing its tender heart on its sleeve. Brynn Seymour will have you cheering for her from the start, as she questions what many of us do: is the path we’re following the one we choose? Or the one someone else chooses for us?”
Tracy Guzeman, author of The Gravity of Birds
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7:00 PM19:00

Writers Salon at the BARN

Rebecca Laclair and I will be hosting a Writers Salon at BARN - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network this Thursday evening! It's a free event. We'll be discussing writing, both novels and freelance articles. Hope to see you there!

A 'Fourth Thursday' monthly event hosted by BARN Writers!

Each month, we will be inviting authors, industry professionals and other writers to share tips, give help and inspiration.

On April 28th, authors Anne Clermont and Rebecca Laclair will discuss the art of starting your writing, whether it's a novel, a short story, magazine article, or any free-lance writing project.

Anne Clermont ran a 75-horse equestrian center with her husband, and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals – including Nature Biotechnology. Her novel Learning to Fall debuts this August and takes us behind the high-stakes world of Grand Prix show jumping.

Rebecca Laclair is a music journalist, and Huffington Post contributor, who has short stories published in Gravel, Skyline, and Mixtape Methodology. Her horror story was recently selected Best of Wordhaus (2015). This February, Laclair's novel Radio Head debuted to strong reviews.

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to Apr 17


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The day has finally arrived! After many years, the book has a calling card. An artistic representation. A face.

I couldn't be more thrilled! I feel it captures the essence of the themes and story really well.

Here it is! The cover for Learning to Fall revealed on BookSparks blog.

Read the exclusive excerpt here . And please let me know below what you think. I'd love to know!

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3:00 PM15:00

Talk for BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network)

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I'm excited to have been invited to give a talk at the BARN about what it's like to work with an editor after you've completed your novel. I'll be speaking what I do as an editor and what a writer should expect.


The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) is presenting a series of talks featuring Elizabeth Wales, a literary agent; Anne Clermont, an editor; Ingemar Anderson, a publisher; and Dave Richards, a local writer, on Saturdays beginning January 23 and ending February 13, 3 to 4 pm. BARN members will pay a $40 fee and non-members $45.
Your book is done. Now what? is a unique opportunity for writers who have completed a manuscript, are struggling to complete one, or are thinking about taking the plunge. Each session will last one hour, including a half hour for questions. 
For additional details or to register, those interested should go to bainbridgebarn.org
In session one, Clermont, also a writer whose Learning to Fall will be published this summer, will discuss what an author can expect from hiring an independent editor to read a manuscript.
In the second session, Richards, who wrote If I Could Give You a Day and The Drive-in Miracle, will discuss the book business from a writer's perspective.
Anderson, founder of Kitsap Publishing, will explain how to publish, market, and sell a book in the third session.
Wales, owner and principal agent of the Seattle-based Wales Literary Agency, will complete the sessions when she discusses what an agent can and cannot do for an author.
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to Feb 29

Registration for SO, YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL? class is open!

The winter/spring catalog for Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District is out!

REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE for Youth and Adult Art & Cultural classes! 

I will be teaching the SO, YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL CLASS (page 40 of the catalog.)

Sign up online (http://www.biparks.org/biparks_si…/…/online-registration.htm,) by calling the office at 206-842-2306 #118, or calling Sue Hylen directly at 206-842-2306 #116

Hope to see you in March!

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to Jan 6

LEARNING TO FALL will be PUBLISHED August 2nd 2016!

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Yes. It's finally happened. After many years of working on the story, writing, rewriting, editing, looking for an agent, revising and being on submission, LEARNING TO FALL has been picked up by a publisher! I'm very excited that it will be available just in time for the Summer 2016 Equestrian Olympic Games. Make sure to pick up a copy at your favorite bookstore prior to flying to Rio (can I come with you if you're going??) or purchase it on your favorite e-reading platform. My words fail to express my joy and excitement at finally being able to share this book with you. I hope you love Brynn and Jett and all the other characters as much as I do! Tears of joy did fall at the news...


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6:00 PM18:00

Writing Time via Field's End

I will be leading a Writing Time meetup at the Bainbridge Public Library on November 17th. Come join me for a short lecture on writing, followed by writing time. We will then allow those brave enough to share their pages to read, and have a short writing feedback session. I'm really looking forward to this!

For more information, check out the Field's End website!

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to Oct 1


I'm excited to announce that I will be teaching a SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL? class via the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation Department. We will be looking at your idea, basics of plot structure, character, POV, and more. We'll even dive in and look at your pages! I'm really looking forward to working with anyone who's been wanting to write a novel, but hasn't known where to begin. Let's get writing!

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Registration for my SO, YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL class is open!

The fall catalog for Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District is out!

EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE for Youth and Adult Art & Cultural classes! http://www.biparks.org/index.htm

I will be teaching the SO, YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL CLASS (page 37 of the catalog.)

Sign up online (http://www.biparks.org/biparks_si…/…/online-registration.htm,) by calling the office at 206-842-2306 #118, or calling Sue Hylen directly at 206-842-2306 #116

Hope to see you at the end of September!

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