Ellen Harger

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in Colorado Springs, The United States



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Im Ellen. Im a word gypsy and emotion sifter, writing about broken condoms, unhappy marriages and womens issues. Filled with sass and snark, my novels live at the chick-lit end of womens fiction and womens fiction end of chick-lit.

Why? Because to me, chick-lit is the niche between sultry romance and a comedienne who gets the last laugh. Womens fiction, on the other hand, borrows heavily from life, delving into all sorts of relationships (romance being but one part of the mix) and is happy to do it over a shot of bourbon or a cup of tea.

My characters and I like to challenge the norm. We inhabit feminine genres by gutting and remodeling them to our specifications. We are mainstream fiction, slice-of-life literature and signature sass. Do we

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Ellen Harger You're going to get sick of this answer but it's the best one. Keep writing. The idea of writing is pretty simple. Write. Write every day? If that's…moreYou're going to get sick of this answer but it's the best one. Keep writing. The idea of writing is pretty simple. Write. Write every day? If that's your style. Write for an hour or until you reach 2000 words? If that works for you. They key is to write. Then write some more. Then edit. Polish. Write. Edit.

Oh and find an editor.
Ellen Harger My sophomore novel, The Anonymous Blog of Mrs. Jones. It's contemporary/women's fiction, 54,500 words (approx 140 pages), to be released on July 21,…moreMy sophomore novel, The Anonymous Blog of Mrs. Jones. It's contemporary/women's fiction, 54,500 words (approx 140 pages), to be released on July 21, 2014.

An apartment fire costs everything, including the illusion of a tolerable marriage.

Gillian is depressed, her moods shifting like earthquakes raising deep, roiling anger. Convinced her friends and family won’t understand, she turns to strangers through a blog she writes as Mrs. Jones, a nondescript anyone.

Despite exposing herself on the internet, she assumes no one will notice her among millions of voices. Cathartic writing helps her to transform as she makes new friends, seeks help from a non-traditional therapist, and considers divorce.

Then a Mr. Write answers. A strange man who asks questions, who peels away the layers. Gillian finds love, but life is absurdly stubborn. She must confront her husband, Evan, before she can move on.(less)
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Hello Ellen,

It's such a pleasure to have you as a friend on Goodreads. I look forward to reading your work. Thank you and best wishes always!

My warmest regards,

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