America's Next Author background
Barbara Glover writing contest
Tweets by Barbara Glover

Barbara Glover

I'm 23, christian and an avid reader. Writing is my hobby and a reflection of my thought patterns. My style of writing is what I call reality fiction. Its fiction because its never happened, but its reality because it reflects the realities of everyday life. I love scientific research and I'm an undergraduate in Zoology. Every writing takes a piece of me with it; desire to make others read their lives through my world of fiction!



Each week authors will be given a new question to answer which will lend additional insight into their story and writing process. Do you have a question you'd like to see the authors answer? Tweet it to @aNextAuthor!

What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
Don't ever stop this, you've got the talent! Its kept me moving!
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
I usually just jump right in with a basic plot. Everything develops as I move on!
How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
I try to pick out the helpful ones and use them to improve on my writing as much as possible.



Rating starRating starRating star
I also did not like this story. It jumped and stuttered, was hard to follow and the narrative was confusing. It didn't represent God in a good light, either. you may want to think about that when you write your next story...


Rating starRating starRating star
I am also a christian author. Keep doing what you're doing and GOD will prepare the way.

Lisa Rose

Rating star
I'm sorry, but I didn't like your story. You lost me about halfway through and then when you get to the end... BAM! It was all a movie (even worse than it being a dream). It doesn't really work as a short story, for me. But that is just my opinion, keep writing! If you have the time, please read my story, 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.


Rating starRating starRating starRating starRating star

Leave a review

You have to be logged in to comment. Log in
Not a great read
December 18th, 2012
The winner of America's Next Author 2012 has been announced! [...]
December 7th, 2012
Questions and answers about the Battle Round. [...]
America's Next Author

#ANA2012 | What Fans Have To Say


America's Next Author is the first social writing contest. Friends, family, fans and publishing industry experts will read authors' submissions and nominate their favorite to be America's next major author. Everyone can participate!