So, who’s this McAennyl, and what does she do?


I’m Lynne McAennyl, the nome de plume I’ve chosen for my writing.

What writing? Well, I have more than one book in the draft stage, and zig-zag to and fro between them as I finish some part, edit another part, totally rewrite another. I need a confidence booster, I think, to kick myself into proper production mode.

I write poems, short stories, the occasional news article. I am a freelance book reviewer, and a contracted editor. I have other blogs as well, and I tweet and Facebook (but don’t look for me there as I’m there for family only.

My blog here is ready for connecting to readers -old and new- and committing to putting fingers to keyboard Daily (or, more regularly).

Any readers who used to be at the social network site multiply may know my writing there, as Red Penn. I have a RedpennExMultiply.wordpress.com blog where I have posted some of the writing I did at that site. I set it up as (proud to say) I received many requests to repost some of my pieces I’d written for multiply’s writing groups.

Well, that’s me, in brief, following the http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/zero-to-hero-intro/ directions for January. Look around, feel free to Like, Share. If  you leave your blog address, do have the courtesy to also please make some kind of comment too, so I’ll know what to expect if I drop in? Thanks for calling,

May I introduce myself…


Lynne McAennyl — my nom-de-plume for my developing career as a published writer.

I have been blogging ( at MSN groups (RIP), Multiply, Blogspot and just recently begun at Blogster) on topics such as Basenjis, N Z native birds, N Z education, or whatever moved me to express myself – often a response to writers’ groups’ challenges.

After gaining a Certificate in Creative Writing in 2011, winning three Rotorua Writers’ Group competitions and the annual Originality Award the same year, I completed a Diploma in Creative Writing in 2012.

I have an eBook I will be publishing in early December,  an accounting textbook to complete sometime, and a NaNoWriMo draft or two to complete

There. I’ve put it on public record, my dream/plan …

I guess I’d better make sure it happens, yeh?