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I began writing in the late 80s/early 90s near the end of my elementary school days. This probably developed in part through my having many pen pals at that age (in the “time before email” times!). Early writings included teen mystery/thriller but quickly morphed to science fiction thanks to my love of all things Star Trek. After connecting with a Star Trek writing club where we created characters that served aboard a Starfleet ship, I found myself constantly writing and developing stories for my character. Eventually, after my “years of service,” I became a captain! That meant I got to write the start to a story that my “crew” would then expand upon through their characters, create a monthly newsletter, and maintain correspondence with my...more


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J. Lynn Else I would love to be able to work as a writer full-time. I love to read, and to have time all day to explore and research topics of interest would be a…moreI would love to be able to work as a writer full-time. I love to read, and to have time all day to explore and research topics of interest would be a dream!

My husband would love for me to be his sugar momma and get a movie deal with my writing! I'm a little protective of my work and am not sure I'd like a film writer to re-doing my craft. But hey, its only dreaming, right? When I did playwrighting in college, I had a hard time not adding too much stage direction to my work as I pictured how I wanted things to look and move, and that's really the director's job. As my daughter would sing, "Let it go!"

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J. Lynn Else With my novels, I write what I dream about. For children’s books (which was the genre of my first author pursuits), I write on what I know and have…moreWith my novels, I write what I dream about. For children’s books (which was the genre of my first author pursuits), I write on what I know and have experienced - like working as a day care teacher, growing up as a dancer, etc. And, in fact, my son has given me some fresh children’s fantasy ideas! He also likes to write and illustrate his own stories and has come up with a few good story foundations.

I am currently trying to develop an idea for a murder mystery for geeks like me. The difficult part is creating the motivation for murder that can provide enough depth to write a quality "whodunnit" story around.

While I love sci fi, I think the science fact would be the most difficult for me. I love to read it and watch it, and I understand the basis when I twatch, but coming up with my own solid factual-based scientific stories has proven a little elusive for me. (less)
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“All people are made from the wild Red Lands and the quiet Black Lands. It is the embrace of both that sets your heart free." - Nefertiti”
J. Lynn Else, The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen

“Do not be too caught up in the appearance of man. For behind a king, a woman waits ready to slay those who threaten. - Ankhesenamun”
J. Lynn Else, The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen

“Ends are for yesterday, not tomorrows.”
Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

“And I have no control over which yesterdays I keep and which ones get deleted. This disease will not be bargained with. I can't offer it the names of the US presidents in exchange for the names of my children. I can't give it the names of state capitals and keep the memories of my husband.
...My yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment. Some tomorrow soon, I'll forget that I stood before you and gave this speech. But just because I'll forget it some tomorrow doesn't mean that I didn't live every second of it today. I will forget today, but that doesn't mean that today doesn't matter.”
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“You're so beautiful," said Alice. "I'm afraid of looking at you and not knowing who you are."
"I think that even if you don't know who I am someday, you'll still know that I love you."
"What if I see you, and I don't know that you're my daughter, and I don't know that you love me?"
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