Writing Wednesdays Archives - J. Kenner

Writing Wednesdays

Pick Your Story … aka Battle of the Fab Ideas

Release the balloons!! This is the very first installment in my new Writes & Wrongs column, where every Wednesday we talk about all things related to the craft and business of storytelling. I’m ridiculously excited about this new feature on my blog. Not only will I be posting columns about writing, but at least once […]

Selection of writing craft books

Writing Wednesdays: Crafty inspiration!

I put together a workshop recently, and in doing so, I pulled (and culled) some of my craft books.  Today, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites for crafty inspiration! All are great for different reasons, but if you’re new to writing, I suggest reading Goal, Motivation, Conflict (though it’s also great if […]

"RESEARCH" written in Scrabble tiles

Writers’ Corner: Do your research

It’s Halloween, so today’s blog is a short and sweet one. Originally, I had a much longer plan to write about characters, but then I stumbled across something that got my back up in a book I’m reading … and it sparked the need for a Don’t Do This post. What did I see? Well, […]

Story Telling Graphic

Scenes, Sequels, Causes, and Effects

Therefore…she found the treasure! But … she forgot to draw the map!  I’ve been on a craft kick lately, as in I’ve been attending a lot of workshops, watching a lot of videos, reading books on craft, etc. Partly because I’m actually writing some short books on various aspects of craft (yeah, you’ll hear more […]

Crossover characters-the fun doesn’t stop!

I’m one of those readers who doesn’t want a book to end. Like, ever. Seriously, EVER. Once I fall in love with a character, I want to hang out with them for a long, long time. And not just in the book where I met them. I want them to live in the big, broad […]

J. Kenner on writing erotic romance

I wrote this article for the Romance Festival, and I thought I would share it here!  Enjoy!   J Kenner: Why I Love Writing Erotic Romance #Romance14   I’ve been writing sexy romance novels since the beginning of my career, mixed in with women’s fiction, urban fantasy, and all sorts of other things! But it wasn’t […]

The "Supreme" Key to Creating Characters

This post continues where Monday’s post (From Supreme Ruler of the Universe to Girl Next Door: How to Write Believable Characters) left off. You, as the supreme ruler of your story, have given your character a goal. Excellent. And your goal as a writer is to create a well-paced story that has compelling characters and […]

Indiana Jones and the First Rule of Writing Fiction

As in life, first impressions are everything in writing fiction, and writers can learn a lot from the classic, stellar film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That movie is, frankly, a wellspring of examples of great story-telling. Right now, I’m focusing on only one. First impressions Who is Indiana Jones? Well, he’s the hero of […]

Today's Tip: Quick Trick for Writing Fast

I posted the other day about time management, and one of the reasons that managing your time is so important is so that you can put chunks of time into a “savings account” during which you can do your work. For me, this means being efficient at the house and school stuff so that I […]

Legal Tips for Writers

I’m sick, my kid is sick, my other kid is getting sick…. And so I thought what better time to recycle an old article? Especially since I’m going to start posting periodic Writer Wednesday blogs with random writing tips (not to be confused with my eldest daughter’s recent cry of “Random People Being Beat Up […]

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