J.S. Veter

Goodreads Author


Born
Canada
Twitter

Member Since
February 2012

URL


Having tried and failed to write 'normally', Jessica embraced failure and went on writing SF/F. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Luna Station Quarterly, New Realm Magazine, Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword (Seventh Star Press) and on CBC's The Vinyl Cafe. Jessica is the author of three novels, none of which take place in the 'real' world. She has no idea why her mind works like this.

To ask J.S. Veter questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

J.S. Veter I don't believe in writer's block. There's a great quote by Somerset Maugham in which he said that he only writes when inspiration strikes, so long as…moreI don't believe in writer's block. There's a great quote by Somerset Maugham in which he said that he only writes when inspiration strikes, so long as it strikes every morning at 9am.

I think what we call writers' block is actually motivated by fear. What if my writing is horrid? What if I don't have any ideas? What if I can't think of anything to write? I think this is normal, and the best way to shake it off is simply to write... even if it is horrid.(less)
J.S. Veter The best thing about being a writer is having tacit permission to live inside my imagination for the better part of every day. E.g. "No, honey, I'm…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having tacit permission to live inside my imagination for the better part of every day. E.g. "No, honey, I'm not daydreaming, I'm working."(less)
Average rating: 4.2 · 15 ratings · 5 reviews · 9 distinct works
Six

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Six

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Eyes Have It

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gateway

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beast

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Iss...

by
3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Luna Station Quarterly: Iss...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Luna Station Quarterly: Iss...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Luna Station Quarterly Issu...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by J.S. Veter…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Things I Don't Wa...
J.S. is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Finn and Hengest:...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Cleopatra: A Life
J.S. is currently reading
by Stacy Schiff (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

J.S.’s Recent Updates

J.S. is now friends with Briana Dickie
J.S. is currently reading
Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. rated a book it was amazing
The Magician's Book by Laura Miller
Rate this book
Clear rating
I felt exactly the same way Laura Miller did when I discovered the Christian message of the Chronicles. In this book, Laura addresses that and goes on to explain that there's more in these books than Lewis himself may have intended. A delightful read ...more
J.S. rated a book really liked it
18 Folgate Street by Dennis Severs
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. rated a book it was amazing
Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. rated a book liked it
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. rated a book it was amazing
Babylon's Ashes by James S.A. Corey
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. rated a book it was amazing
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. rated a book it was amazing
Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
Rate this book
Clear rating
J.S. has read
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of J.S.'s books…
“People are a lot like animals. Most of them are kind, but some are cruel. And the cruel ones are cruel because they were never trained properly. -- Six”
J.S. Veter

“Q: If you could be an animal, what kind of animal would you be?

A: You already are an animal.”
Douglas Coupland, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture

“People are a lot like animals. Most of them are kind, but some are cruel. And the cruel ones are cruel because they were never trained properly. -- Six”
J.S. Veter

“How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant?” Instead they say, “No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.” A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 23730 members — last activity 23 minutes ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Hello and welcome! You're in the right place if you are looking for monthly reads in your favorite genres, ...more
184809 Book Review 22 Reviewer Club — 202 members — last activity Jan 15, 2018 07:34PM
This is a closed, invitation only group for Book Review 22 reviewers. Authors WILL NOT be invited. Feel free to post your reviews here, discuss books ...more



No comments have been added yet.