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Edit is a Four Letter Word

I know I’m supposed to be in seclusion right now–I’m finishing up edits for my Victorian historical As Long As You’re Mine for submission to an agent.  Yes, I broke bad and hired an editor (a damn good one too) to … Continue reading

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“Now That I’m Published”–Trusting the Writer/Editor Relationship

In the past six months I’ve had the amazing privilege of working with four very different editors for three of my published and one soon-to-be-published works.  These experiences have ranged from a single round of edits to the multiple-rounds that … Continue reading

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“Now That I’m Published…” Coping with Authorship Part 4: If Patience is a Virtue…

The song “If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right,” keeps running through my head as I write this post.  “If patience is a virtue, then what’s the corresponding vice?”  I want a BIG helping of whatever … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger with a New Release

  Good morning and welcome to Jenna’s Journal.  I am very pleased to welcome Roseanne Dowell, author of paranormal, contemporary and mystery romances.  Roseanne is a multi-pubbed author whose contemporary romance, Connection of the Minds was released today by MuseItUp Publishing.  … Continue reading

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Back to School

I started back to school yesterday, after a summer mostly dedicated to writing.  If you asked me that question, “Are You Ready?”  I’d probably have said “No” two weeks ago.  I wanted to clear the decks, get one last full … Continue reading

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Reader’s Corner: Guest Author Sherry Gloag

Hello, Everyone!  Today I have my first ever guest blogger on Jenna’s Journal,  author Sherry Gloag.  I met Sherry through the Sultry Summer Night Blog Hop and Six Sentence Sunday and she agreed to do a post for me today to … Continue reading

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The Dance of Touch–Jenna Guest Blogs on Savvy Authors

Hey!  With so much going on, I clean forgot that I had a guest blog going up on the Savvy Authors Blogsite today.  Actually, yesterday 8/7, but you can still go view it.  It’s a continuation of my Come to … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven: Writer’s Retreat

As I’ve mentioned recently, I attended a writer’s retreat two weekends ago hosted by my local RWA chapter.  This is my first year with the chapter and my first retreat with them, my first writer’s retreat ever, in fact.  So … Continue reading

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Writing Realistic Dialogue–Some Basics

Not long ago a couple of my crit partners wrote that they found it hard to write dialogue.  I have worked in theatre and taught playwriting classes, so I shared a few tips and exercises I use in my classes.  … Continue reading

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