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Jennifer Hritz

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Jennifer Hritz There's a fine line between motivation and inspiration, isn't there? I can sit down at the same time every day and open my laptop, but just because I'…moreThere's a fine line between motivation and inspiration, isn't there? I can sit down at the same time every day and open my laptop, but just because I'm ready and willing doesn't mean that anything worthwhile will happen. It can be painful to realize that I've spent hours on one paragraph--and then reread that paragraph the next day and decide it needs to be scrapped. When that happens, I remind myself that every day is different and that a break might be what I need. Getting outside is huge. Movement's a big deal for me, whether that comes in the form of yoga or a walk or something entirely different (last week I bought roller skates). Trying my hand at something outside the realm of the written word--but that still feels creative--can help. So I'll bake cookies or something like that. Music can get me out of that headspace, too. But honestly, I think what helps the most is totally shaking up my routine. When I've felt disconnected from my characters and gotten out of town for a few days... Well, that changes everything. Distance from my everyday, a different view from my window, the chance to see or hear or taste something out of the ordinary: All of that brings me back to my work. I know it's not always possible to jet off on a vacation, but even taking a few hours to get away from the city or town where you live--even if all you're doing is having a coffee at a different cafe--can shift everything.(less)
Jennifer Hritz I love this question! What I like best about being a writer is that I always have a story in my head. I think about my characters all the time, and I …moreI love this question! What I like best about being a writer is that I always have a story in my head. I think about my characters all the time, and I can't imagine what people think about if they don't have a story to occupy their thoughts. I think about my characters when I first wake up in the morning, as I'm making lunch, as I'm driving to the grocery store... Literally, they occupy my thoughts more than anything else. And that fictional world of mine is so, so rich. Of course, I love the process of writing, and it feels phenomenal to share what I've written with my readers. But it's the day-to-day that fills me up!(less)
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I love Sarah Bird's novels, and The Flamenco Academy didn't disappoint. I was absolutely engaged in a topic I never imagined would enrapture me, to the point where I sought out a flamenco performance just so I could experience the dance in person. Cy ...more
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More of Jennifer's books…
“The wounds that hurt the most are the ones we self-inflict.”
Jennifer Hritz, Smoke and Glass

“It's impossible to hate your parents and love yourself.”
Jennifer Hritz, The Crossing

“I can see too easily how some people lose themselves in their grief. If I let myself, I could spend my entire life reliving those six years. If I let myself, I could crawl inside and never come out.”
Jennifer Hritz, I, Too, Have Suffered in the Garden




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