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Jenn Thorson always knew she wanted to be a writer; it was the C+ in Penmanship that initially held her back. By the age of 11, she'd written her first mystery novel, Key to the Blue Moon, which her secretary-- er, Mom--was good enough to type up for her. It was a raging hit among the two people she knew.

Spurred by her dramatic success, she went on to write other works, an experience that found her cluing into the Mystery genre, flirting with the Melodramatic Teen style, and becoming better versed in the Embarrassing Poetry of Which We Shall Never Speak Again school of writing.

Yet, oddly, no one stopped her from attending Carnegie Mellon University for Creative and Professional Writing. And it was here she discovered that humor was in her...more

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Jenn Thorson I've found the best way to get over my plot roadblocks is to write out the issues and questions I need to answer, then write out various directions…moreI've found the best way to get over my plot roadblocks is to write out the issues and questions I need to answer, then write out various directions the story could take for each. By writing out the brainstorming session, it forces me to really focus on the pros and cons of each, and the logic behind them. (Because even though I write humorous sci-fi, I do like it to be within the logical weirdness of my universe.) Usually I hit on the answer for what I need to do next. Sometimes I discover the answer was even there all along. (Sort of like Dorothy with the ruby slippers, only jet-powered levitational space boots.)(less)
Jenn Thorson I have an excuse for seeing people that aren't there and talking to myself. Some might say good meds would fix that, but those folks probably also…moreI have an excuse for seeing people that aren't there and talking to myself. Some might say good meds would fix that, but those folks probably also don't write that much. :)(less)
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Now that I've finished the main, non-baddie cast, I thought you folks might enjoy seeing the character drawings from the movie The Princess Bride that I did this week. I started with Pwincess... er... Princess... PrincessButtercup. This is from the scene where she dreams she married Prince Humperdinck and gets booed by her royal subjects...

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Peter Prasad Thanks for the friendship. My CAMPAIGN ZEN is a free download for you and your friends.

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Jenn Thorson You're welcome-- I hope you enjoy your time here!

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Andrew Weaver Hi Jenn,

I am still very new to Goodreads and thank you for accepting my friend request.


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