Jennifer R. Hubbard

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Jennifer R. Hubbard The two basics are: Read a lot, and write a lot. There are so many paths to take after that--classes and workshops can be a good place to start.

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The two basics are: Read a lot, and write a lot. There are so many paths to take after that--classes and workshops can be a good place to start.

I've always liked short stories for their compactness, for their power. Writing short stories teaches you how to begin a story and develop a plot--there is no room to waste; you have to dive right into it and unfurl the conflict right away. (less)
Jennifer R. Hubbard Hi: Thanks for writing! Try Not to Breathe is not based on a single real-life experience, but more a composite of reality and research.
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Hi: Thanks for writing! Try Not to Breathe is not based on a single real-life experience, but more a composite of reality and research.
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Jigsaw puzzles and writing

One of the many cool features of my local library is that they now always have a jigsaw puzzle going, and they have puzzles you can borrow (and you can donate your own old puzzles if you're looking to declutter). 

Whenever I do a jigsaw, I always think of this passage from Louise Fitzhugh's The Long Secret: "She found a piece of the puzzle that fitted and felt a resounding satisfaction. How... Read more of this blog post »
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How nice of you! I appreciate the interest. We'll see what happens. ;-)
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for accepting my friend request


Jennifer Hubbard Maggie wrote: "You're welcome. Thank YOU for writing it!! I finished it yesterday in one gulp. I'm gonna reread it today. Can I just say that almost everything that the characters were going through resonated wit..."

I really appreciate your comments. Thank you.


Maggie You're welcome. Thank YOU for writing it!! I finished it yesterday in one gulp. I'm gonna reread it today. Can I just say that almost everything that the characters were going through resonated with me? I've been having weird relationship issues too and this book helped put a lot of things in perspective, especially in the end. It's really an awesome book. I cried and laughed and I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to read whatever you write next :)


Jennifer Hubbard Maggie wrote: "It's raining in California right now and I'm curled up on my couch with a cup of tea and The Secret Year. It's amazing! I can't put it down. I love Julia and Colt's mom -- they're so funny and REAL..."


Thank you, Maggie!



Maggie It's raining in California right now and I'm curled up on my couch with a cup of tea and The Secret Year. It's amazing! I can't put it down. I love Julia and Colt's mom -- they're so funny and REAL! The dialogue is so right on, and Colt's voice is actually believable. I've read some YAs narrated by a male protagonist and they didn't always sound like teenage boys, but Colt really does. I just wanted to tell you that :)


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