Posts Tagged "Janyre Tromp"

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 | 5 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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5 Benefits of Giving Critiques by Janyre Tromp

5 Benefits of Giving Critiques by Janyre Tromp

By on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

At the risk of getting an influx of manuscripts to critique, I have a confession to make. I love critiquing other people’s books. It is, in fact, part of my day job as an editor. But here’s the thing, there’s a smidgen of selfishness in my love. I think giving critiques is nearly as helpful to developing my craft as receiving critiques.* Wait what? I think most of...

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