Jessica Pennington

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Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. She is the author of Love Songs & Other Lies, and When Summer Ends (April 2019). Find Jessica on twitter at @jessnpennington and IG @jessicapennington

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Jessica Pennington Not very well? Just kidding. Sort of. Writer's block is the worst, but usually getting out of it is a three part process that includes:

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Not very well? Just kidding. Sort of. Writer's block is the worst, but usually getting out of it is a three part process that includes:

1. Making a new playlist that makes me 'feel' like the story I'm writing. Music is huge for me while writing, so sometimes this alone can do the trick!
2. Reading, reading, reading. Both stories that have something in common with whatever I'm writing, AND some mindless, fun, god-I-love-to-read books that I can just devour
3. Taking a breather (the reader sometimes serves this purpose). If I'm stuck, it's usually because I'm putting too much pressure on myself. If I take a little break I remember how much I love to write, and it kicks me out of the funk. I've just found I'm not the kind of person that can go at 150% all the time...I need little breaks to re-charge, and then I can come back at it 200%(less)
Jessica Pennington I get ideas from all over the place...I have an email folder, and a note in my phone, where I save little stories I see on the internet, in the…moreI get ideas from all over the place...I have an email folder, and a note in my phone, where I save little stories I see on the internet, in the newspaper, lyrics from songs that jog something for me. But if I need inspiration for a writing session itself, music is usually what I need! I tend to have a specific playlist for whatever I'm working on. Especially if there is more than one thing I'm working on at once, those playlists can be there perfect way to get me in the right headspace for what I'm working on!(less)
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Oh man, this book. It was supposed to be something I read when I needed a break from writing. I told myself I'd read a chapter here and a chapter there, during stints of writer's block. Except this book sucked me in SO quickly, and then never let go. ...more
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This book was SO good! I felt like I knew these characters so well. The quirks, the personality...I just loved them. The witty banter? Sally Thorne nailed this book. I read mostly YA, but I picked this up after seeing several friends post it and I'm ...more
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“Sometimes you don't know what you want until you just do. It hits you like a wave, knocks you underwater, and when you surface, all you want is this one thing. It's like gasping for air.”
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“Sorry to disappoint you," I laugh as his scrawny body comes barreling down the aisle toward me. "No strippers, just me.”
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“I spend my entire day watching you guys, Tad says. I think I've officially spent more time with all of you than I have with my own girlfriends over the years”
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