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Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons

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Jennifer Gibbons graduated from Mills College with a degree in English and a concentration in Young Adult Literature, and a Masters in Writing and Publishing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Central California and is at work on a collection of essays and a memoir.

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Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons I don't think it's writer's block--it's procrastination. It's feeling like you need to do anything but write: watch TV, going on Facebook, or watching…moreI don't think it's writer's block--it's procrastination. It's feeling like you need to do anything but write: watch TV, going on Facebook, or watching YouTube. I have to fight procrastination everyday. Some days are easier than others.(less)
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons Years ago I read an interview with Anne Tyler when she told aspiring writers: "Read read read. And revise, revise, revise." Never assume something is …moreYears ago I read an interview with Anne Tyler when she told aspiring writers: "Read read read. And revise, revise, revise." Never assume something is done. Recently I published several essays and decided to send them for a fellowship. I sent them to a friend to do copy editing. I figured since they were published, she wouldn't have much to do. Wrong! She gave me marked up copies of the essays with the copy edits, plus several places where I could revise. When I was done editing/revising, the essays had a wonderful facelift and were much better than the previous draft. Yet if I thought "Eh, they were published already! I don't need someone else to look at them!" I would've missed out on a great opportunity to improve what I wrote.(less)
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Stephen and Tabitha King: The Prince and Princess of Maine, The King and Queen of New England

Of course they met at a library; they were both writers. He was a senior and already getting published in magazines. She was two years younger than him and was getting her poetry published on a regular basis. But it was instant attraction for Stephen King and Tabitha Spruce. They both came from working class backgrounds, they were from Maine (or if John Irving's Wilbur Larch was talking about them Read more of this blog post »
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Beth Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
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