Jeffe Kennedy
Fantasy. Power. Passion

Always Wanted to Write a Book? Do Tell!

Posted Sep 30 2018 in , , , , , ,

So, you’ve always wanted to write a book? Isabel is at her leisure to listen. Me? Well, that depends.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m willing to help aspiring authors. I mentor through several organizations and do my best to be generous with helping people looking to build careers as writers.  The problem comes in […]

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Spiritual Pride and Dangerous Newbie Writer Traps

Posted May 2 2018 in , , , , ,

I’m repainting the master bedroom and started with the kiva fireplace. It was the same white as the walls before, so I’m happy with how it stands out now. The walls are next, in a creamier shade. Will try to post pics! As some of you may or may not know, I used to study […]

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“If You’re Bored, Your Readers Will Be Too”

Posted Apr 18 2018 in , , , , , ,

Isabel as gatekeeper. You shall not pass. I hear the titular advice a lot: “If you’re bored, your readers will be too.” It’s that kind of advice you see on inspirational posters. It’s simple enough to fit in a small space. It sounds good at the outset. And, like, many of those, it’s not very helpful. […]

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Firing that Inner Critic

Posted Apr 26 2017 in , , ,

Something I get asked quite a bit in the various workshops I teach, is essentially how to deal with the inner critic. The questions come to me like this: How do you deal with worrying about family reading your sex scenes? My (sister/mother/father/aunt) says I can’t write about this because I’ll hurt people – what […]

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First: Own Your Process

Posted Aug 15 2016 in , ,

I’ve been seeing some scuttlebutt scuttling ’bout the interwebz (which of course – besides porn – is what it’s for) about how access to advice from successful authors leads to a toxic environment. By this the posters mean that finding out when X gets up or how many words Y writes each day can lead […]

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