Jenny Garden

JENNY'S JOURNAL

JENNY'S JOURNAL

March 24, 2016

Tags: WIWC, writingcontests

It's been a while since I've written, but this time I have a really good excuse: I have been preparing for the WIWC. What's that? The Windsor International Writers Conference that will be taking place May 5 through 8 in Windsor, Canada—so you still have time to register (go to www.wi-wc.org). This one is jam-packed with good stuff, including (more…)

JENNY'S JOURNAL

March 7, 2016

Tags: yourownediting

I don't have much that's original to say about doing your own editing. After the fifth time, it becomes a pain, but a pain that must be endured. It was Jonathan Swift who wrote: Blot out, correct, insert, refine/ Enlarge, diminish, interline/ Be mindful, when invention fails/ To scratch your head, and bite your nails.

I'll bet you didn't know there was a committee formed to make editing suggestions to the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson refused to submit his work. (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.