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Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: My Journey So Far
Now that Save Me has been published, I’m able to reflect upon the long, hard road I’ve travelled towards publication. Truth be told, though, the road wasn’t as long or hard as I’d expected, or as I’d been told it would be. Yes, I put in the requisite 10,000 hours necessary for developing writing and storytelling skills. I took lessons ...
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: Marketing and Publicity for SAVE ME — All Play, But Still Work
When I first wrote Save Me, I only had a basic idea of how much work (and fun) the marketing and publicity aspects of the book business can be. From the start, since Swoon Reads selected my novel for publication, keeping up with social media — which for me primarily involves Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest — has taken up a ...
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: My Experience With the Swoon Reads Editing Process
I enjoy editing ALMOST as much as writing. No, really. I do. While I love the creative process — creating characters, envisioning a storyline, and pouring scenes onto paper (or tapping them out on a keyboard) — writing a first draft of a novel is HARD. When I finish a story, no matter how rough the draft, I breathe a ...
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: 5 Reasons to Submit to Swoon Reads
I can’t begin to tell you how glad I am that I submitted my Young Adult romance to Swoon Reads! But you probably already guessed that. I will never forget the elation I felt when I spoke to our fearless leader, Jean Feiwel, and she confirmed that — no, I hadn’t just won a tote of free books — my ...
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: Inspiration + Perspiration = My Writing Process
Hello fellow Swoon readers and writers! It seems like just yesterday I found out Swoon Reads selected my novel, Save Me, for publication. I’m thrilled to finally get to talk to you all here on the Swoon Reads website!
In this post, I’m going to share my writing process with you. Don’t let the scope of it scare you. I ...