Posts Tagged "Janyre Tromp"

4 Tips on Juggling Life as a Writer

4 Tips on Juggling Life as a Writer

By on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

There’s a reason juggling is a great metaphor for life. As the balls fly around the jugglers head, there’s the very real possibility that one will pop out of control and bounce across the stage. As writers, we all have our share of balls flying through the air. We know it. We feel it. In addition to our writing, many of us have “real” jobs, are parents,...

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Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

Part of an artist’s job is to see the things other people miss and introduce the two. As a novelist, I walk through life almost constantly distracted, curious about the frost creeping up the garage window, the lichen on a tree, the distinctive way someone walks or speaks. I have files of disjointed impressions, thoughts, people, and scenes that just might...

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God Often Assigns us Work in Pairs By: Shannon Popkin (with Janyre Tromp)

God Often Assigns us Work in Pairs By: Shannon Popkin (with Janyre Tromp)

By on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

Because of my blended awe and fear response toward editors, I usually kept my distance. So when the editor for my newly acquired book invited me to join her writer’s group, I had a newly blended response of shock and thrill!   Janyre and I connected easily as we chatted over coffee, interacted about my book, and met up with the other Grinklings (our writer’s group)....

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How to Achieve Your Word Count Goal by Janyre Tromp

How to Achieve Your Word Count Goal by Janyre Tromp

By on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Whether you’re participating in NanoWriMo or not, setting word count goals has long been toted as a way to get ‘er done. But if you’re anything like me, I set lofty goals (like attempting nearly 1,700 words every day for a month) and then, half way through, you’re dying. What’s a writer to do when faced with a looming deadline and short word counts? Here’s some...

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Why Not Winning NanoWriMo Is Still Winning By Janyre Tromp

Why Not Winning NanoWriMo Is Still Winning By Janyre Tromp

By on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | 9 comments

The first time I heard about NaNoWriMo was on a writing friend’s blog. I distinctly remember thinking that she was crazy—few keys short of a full keyboard. Who, in their right mind, could work a “real” job (whether that’s at the office and/or caring for small children) and write 50,000 words in four weeks? It had, after all, taken me several months to write the...

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