Writing

Posts about the ins and outs of writing.

Making Dry Wells Flow Again

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It happened.  I fell out of love. Not with my husband.  With my novel, No Options. I’d been working hard on first drafting it, then revising it so I could get it to my beta readers this past May.  Last fall, I set it aside to finish Exiled Heart. Once that ...continue reading

Jumping Into the Deep End

Many years ago, I spent many a hot summer’s day swimming in the pool at the local swim club. It had a shallow end, a middle part for lap swimming, and the deep end. At the deep end lay diving boards. And diving boards, for a kid, meant tons of fun. I’d already been off ...continue reading

Culture Clashes and Exiled Heart

I admit it. I’m a Southern girl, and I find the roots of my father’s side of the family along the edges of Low Country, South Carolina. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the southeastern part of the US, Low Country is found in the area along the South Carolina coast. It’s a ...continue reading

Keeping It Real: Exiled Heart's Setting in Time

Setting. It provides the backdrop for the plot and development of characters. It also consists of numerous things. First off, the location. That’s an obvious one. The culture. Culture stems from location. And the historic period. In my original rendition of Exiled Heart, I utilized both Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Charleston, South Carolina, as my ...continue reading

Ben's Take on Loyalty

Note: In this post, you’ll hear from Ben Evans, Ziad’s best friend and an FBI agent posted at the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia People use many words to describe me. Benjamin is Mom’s favorite, and she’s the only one who calls me by my full name on a regular basis. I've also been ...continue reading