How to Get Your Groove Back: Returning to Old Ideas

This essay was originally published to the writing community Get Your Words Out. Returning to Old Ideas Or, how to find motivation after a break In 2005, I wrote the first draft of what would become my first published novel, Chiaroscuro. While rewriting it over the next year, I got ideas for a few other…

Two Productivity Apps: Notion and Moleskine Journey

This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out. At the beginning of the month I downloaded a bunch of apps with the intention to test them out and offer brief reviews of each one. Then I got a new job and have been studying for license certification exams, and completely…

Fidele Turns 1!

To celebrate Fidele’s first year of publication, the ebook version is on sale for US$0.99! Available from jennalynnbrown.com and these retailers.

Character-driven vs. Plot-driven stories

This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on April 23, 2020. When I volunteered to write this topic, it was as much to learn as to teach. For years, my opinion has been character=plot/plot=character; basically, you can’t have one without the other. Researching this, though, has widened my perspective,…