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#26 Listen to Your Clues: Writing Advice From Australian Rural Romance Author, Jennie Jones

Just write the book is author Jennie Jones’ advice on writing. You may get laughed at and it may be rubbish but you’ll have done it. With so much advice littering my inbox telling me how to write, it sounds like a damned fine idea to me – simple in its execution and exciting in its results. And Jones ought to know. The first six books she wrote were practise books and at 50,000 words a pop, that’s a lot of practise. Nowadays, Jones has ten novels to her name, including the International Bestseller, The House on Burra Burra Lane, with more on the way. Our discussion today ranges from writing routines, outlining, word counts, and giving readers what they want to marketing and promotion. Jones is an intelligent, gracious and generous guest, and if we sidetrack into chatting about grand old theatres and possible novel settings in the UK and Scotland, I blame it on the romance. You can find out more about Jennie Jones and her books here and if you check back in a little while I’ll have the transcript notes ready for you to take away and study for your own writing journey. Oh, and for the Rural Romance readers among us, Jones has set up an Australian Rural Romance webpage here. Thanks, Jennie.

About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

1 Comment

  1. Julie on October 9, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Loved the advice from Jennie to just write the book. Going to tackle NANOWRIMO for the first time in November. I have not read a single book on the craft of writing or taken a course on how to write a novel. Like Jennie said, I think it will be good for me to write a (small) novel and then see where it can be improved by learning the ‘how to’ afterwards.

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