Beth Barany

Beth coaches and teaches writers and those who want to write. She's done so in two of her favorite places in the world (so far): the San Francisco Bay Area and Paris, France. Raised in Sonoma County, California, Beth knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age, and started at age 7 by writing her first book about her family's cats with her brother. Beth started teaching writing by teaching it to ESL students in Oakland, California. Soon, they were surprised to be writing short stories in their new English-language skills, and most importantly, they were enjoying it. (Well, most of them were.) Determined to get published, Beth published her first journalism article in the Paris Free Voice while she was living in the City of Lights in the early 1990s. It only took four tries and five rewrites! From working in journalism for 15 years, Beth switched her focus to fiction, and now writes fantasy and science fiction. She currently has a young adult fantasy novel under consideration by agents and editors. On her off-hours, Beth enjoys the outdoors, gardens, watches movies, and reads! Beth is married to singer/song-writer and high school physics teacher, Ezra Barany.

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  • Amy

    Great info!! I’m using these tips.

  • Jeff Mere

    GREAT insight. I have recently began a website and blogging, literally a week ago and this was right on! I wanted to enter into this fully expressing myself and beign true to my view on things withuot worrying about what others thing. I actually did that in my blog publication today. Thanks for the voice of encouragement to do just that! Super article! :)

  • Charlotte Henley Babb

    I’m finding that the Ultimate blog challenge is making it much easier to see what others are writing about. That in itself is helpful. Writing ideas galore, and lots of material to link to later on.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Annmarie Miles

    Hi folks
    thanks so much for your comments :)

    Please do let me know how you get on Amy

    Thanks for the encouragement Jeff. I look forward to reading your blog.

    Charlotte, I haven’t heard of the Ultimate Blog challenge. I’ll look into it. It sounds very interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by, auntyamo

  • Beth Camp

    I too have enjoyed the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the diversity in blogging styles — and much more attention to building audience than I’m used to. For me, blogging is a way of exploring and sharing ideas related to writing — which may be related to those big current events. What I liked here is that sense of connecting blogs with Twitter, something I never thought about before UBC. Thanks for an upbeat post!