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Jordan E. Rosenfeld

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Jordan E. Rosenfeld is a writing coach/editor, freelance journalist and fiction writer. She is the author of NIGHT ORACLE (romantic suspense) FORGED IN GRACE (psychological suspense), and two writing guides: "Make A Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time" (Writer’s Digest Books) and "Write Free! Attracting the Creative Life" with Rebecca Lawton (BeijaFlor Books). She also edited Zebulon Nights: An Anthology of LiveWire Readers (Word Riot Press, 2002) and co-edited Milk & Ink: An Anthology of Motherhood (Outskirts Press, 2010).

Look for her forthcoming books from Writer's Digest Books, 2015: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO PERSISTENCE and, with Martha Alderson, DEEP SCENES: PLOTTING YOUR STORY, SCENE-BY-SCENE, THROUGH ACTION, EMOTION &...more

In my early days as an editor a new client came to me, signed my contract, paid my fee and, after several weeks, I sent my constructive critique of his work. I thought his novel had lots of potential, and lots of room for improvement—in short, what I typically see in a first draft. He’d admitted he was a “newbie” who, after a lifetime working, was now, in his retirement, pursuing his dream of w...

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Make a Scene: Crafting a Po...
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Description: Scenes are essential fictional units, and if a single unit falters, then an entire novel or short story can be weakened. While there is no paint-by-numbers formula for writing powerful scenes, writers can drastically improve their entire manuscripts by understanding the primary components of a given scene and how to manipulate those components to create the desired amount of drama, emotion, tension, energy, and intrigue. Make a Scene explains the fundamentals of strong scene construction and how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character development, pacing, description, and transitions must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance and structure to the overall story.
The Bridge (Nonfiction)
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Description: Short story about a man who works as the self-defense dummy for a women's self-defense class.
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message 3: by Emma

Emma Thanks for the friend invite, Jordan. Nice to meet you. I'll be sure to check out your books.

message 2: by Susan

Susan Henderson Jordan!


message 1: by Lara

Lara Ameen Hi, Jordan! Thanks for the invite to this site. It's pretty cool. I like it!

Just wanted to stop in quickly and say hello. I still can't believe you're finally getting a book published this Fall! That's amazing!! I'll have to buy it and then get your autograph! Can't wait to read it. ;)

I've been very, very busy! I'm in summer school right now at the community college and keeping VERY busy, but the first summer session is almost over and the 2nd summer session shouldn't be as bad. And I finished off the spring semester at community college with straight A's, which made me very happy! ;)

I've also kinda changed my major around a bit. I'm a Psychology major now with a double minor in Creative Writing and Disability Studies. Good stuff though. Psych is fun!

We'll have to catch up sometime! I have lots to tell ya!

*hugs* and take care,

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