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Jordan E. Rosenfeld

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Jordan E. Rosenfeld is an author, editor, and freelance writer. She is the author of WOMEN IN RED, NIGHT ORACLE, FORGED IN GRACE, as well as the writing guides: How to Write a Page Turner, Writing the Intimate Character, Writing Deep Scenes, A Writer's Guide to Persistence, Make A Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, which is now in its second edition, and "Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life" with Rebecca Lawton. Her essays & articles have appeared in: The Atlantic, GOOD, DAME Magazine, Mental Floss, Modern Loss, New York Times, New York Magazine, The Rumpus, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, Writer's Digest, The Writer and more.

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Write with Page Turning Tension

In twelve days my sixth writing guide, How to Write a Page Turner: How to Craft a Story Your Readers Can’t Put Down will be published. It’s available for pre-order already. I’m so excited about sharing this book with you. Every year, through reading, editing, and my own writing, I learn deeper nuances about the writing process. This book contains tips to infuse page-turning tension into every aspe

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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.
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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 (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM)

Susan Henderson Jordan!

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message 1: by Lara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:22AM)

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,
~Lara


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