A M Carley

A M Carley. Photo: Ayla Palermo

A M (Anne) Carley‘s nonfiction and fiction are mostly about contemporary issues and recent cultural and social history in the United States. After careers in arts management, online publishing, and intellectual property law, she now owns and operates Anne Carley Creative, which provides creative coaching and editing to people who work with words. She works with her clients on #becomingunstuck.

BACCA helps keep her own life in balance, reminding Anne to keep writing.

Her nonfiction essays, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared online and in print on topics in the arts, arts education, technology, and public policy. She has come to enjoy writing fiction and creative nonfiction, thanks in part to the power of BACCA, and the realization that, with creative nonfiction and fiction, you can invent dialogue. And use partial sentences.

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Available in paperback and  ebook versions.

Anne’s writing handbook, FLOAT • Becoming Unstuck for Writers, is available in trade paperback at Central Virginia booksellers including New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville and Baine’s Books, Scottsville and Appomattox, and online atBookshop.org, and on Amazon. You can get the ebook version here and on Amazon.

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Float Cards for Writers

In other news, she’s completing a handbook for creative people, FLOAT Journaling • #BecomingUnstuck on the Page.

Her FLOAT Cards for Writers offer quick interventions for writers and creative people of all kinds. Decks of her 52 FLOAT Cards for Writers are available from Baine’s Books in Scottsville and Appomattox, VA, and on Amazon.

Back when she was serious all the time, Anne earned a JD from the New York University School of Law, where she received an ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize for a paper on the copyright law of minimal and conceptual art. She earned a BA with Distinction in history from Indiana University. She also attended Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, for music conservatory training. A composer, singer, and arranger, she has recorded three CDs and has edited and produced ten books for music educators. Anne lives in Charlottesville, VA.


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