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Why I Do What I Do Part 2: Writing

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 “Why do you write?” We writers get this question a lot.  And it’s a good one to think about.  I’ve heard lots of answers over the years, and they can be as varied as the writers themselves. Last week, I mentioned that when I was in high school, I took some ...continue reading

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

The Best Rejection I Ever Got

I sat at the table in the appointment room at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference. Sweat built on my brow and on my hands. I gazed at the agent as he scrutinized my submission to him. Then he turned his kind gaze to me. We talked. He rejected my submission. What was my reaction? ...continue reading

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Renovating Exiled Heart

What’s your favorite television show? I’m game for anything related to home improvement. I love the way the hosts take a house that’s horribly outdated and in need of repair, strip it down to the studs, and rework it. These contractors see the potential, the good bones the house has, and they turn it into ...continue reading