Category Archives: Jen’s Posts

The Mysteries That Got Me Hooked on Reading

I came across a box of books from my childhood the other day while going through stuff in my mom’s garage. Aside from the favorites my mom saved from when I was wee – The Diggingest Dog, Peter Rabbit, Winnie … Continue reading

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Wildlife in Our Own Backyard

It’s no secret that I’m a huge animal lover. Whether it’s cats, dogs, cows, or porcupines (oh, how I love the porcupine – despite unpleasant encounters we’ve had with past pups of mine), my heart goes a little aflutter whenever … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said: The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue

I’ve been doing a pile of editing recently for authors of all ages, many from other countries. One of the things that always surprises me at these times is just how confused many seem to be about the mechanics of … Continue reading

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Veganuary Potato Leek Soup for a Snowy Sunday

As you may or may not know, January is known in some circles these days as “Veganuary” – a month when carnivores the world over attempt to give up meat for thirty-one long days. We already keep a mostly vegan … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Editor: 5 Things to Look For in a Sample Edit

‘Tis the season, and then some around here – there are Christmas tins and fabric and scrap paper and old bottles and new bottles and so, so, so much yarn. Which apparently is what happens when you decide you’re going … Continue reading

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Snow Days

Happy Thanksgiving, all! It’s been an uncharacteristically snowy one here – very snowy, as a matter of fact. We typically don’t see this amount of the white stuff until late December – contrary to popular belief, not every Christmas is … Continue reading

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Jen’s Work in Progress: The Lost Dog Diaries

Hi all, This month, I thought I would do things a little bit differently and post my current work in progress – a writing exercise that has taken on a life of its own over the past month. I’ve always … Continue reading

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