Jenny Garden

JENNY'S JOURNAL

Jenny's Journal

September 26, 2015

Tags: NaNoWriMo, rulesforblogging, rulesfornovels, StephenKing, onwriting

Hi again and welcome to my second foray into blogging. I've been told that a blog should be a journal of your activities. Or that a blog should have only one slant to it (if you're a food writer, it should always be about food; if you're a new mom, it should always be about babies—wait, that can't be right). To my way of thinking, there are no hard and fast rules for blogging. Just as there are no rules for novels.

Oh, you thought there were? That what the professor set forth in class or what you read in any particular book were rules to follow? A famous writer who knew something about the subject said: (more…)

Jenny's Journal

September 10, 2015

Tags: startwriting, takingmyownadvice, writinganovel, NaNoWriMo

Hi! Thanks for taking time to check out my blog.

Throughout my life, I have done a ton of writing and editing, but I am on the bottom rung for blogging. How to go about it? I decided to just start writing and figure it out as I went along. I'm taking my own advice, as it appeared in a Writer's Digest article about National Novel Writing Month. The question was, How do you write a 50,000-word novel in one month? The answer is below, abridged and edited so that your eyes don't glaze over. (more…)

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Practical suggestions to help the reader avoid the pitfalls of a divorce lawsuit.
Children's
A lighthearted but thorough explanation of the holiday in a picture book for young children.