Author Archives: jeaninewrites

Do You Have an Empty Well Emergency Kit?

By Jeanine Englert If you are like me, there are times when you simply cannot write. It doesn’t matter if you have your favorite fuzzy socks on, with your favorite coffee in your favorite mug in hand, and have the … Continue reading

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Procrastination or Process?

By Jeanine Englert I don’t know if you are like me, but on occasion, especially with my writing, I find that I get sucked into a black void of procrastination with my current manuscripts. I fall into a cycle of … Continue reading

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Using Core Wounds in Your Stories

By Jeanine Englert In February I did a talk at my local writing chapter. My focus was on how to improve the first line, page, and chapter of your book. In it I discussed one of my favorite ways of … Continue reading

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Count Your Lucky Clovers

By Jeanine Englert Last month, I was honored to be the featured speaker at my local romance writing chapter. The event was a full circle moment for me as it had been nine years ago that I’d come through their … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year with My Favorite Female Sleuths

By Jeanine Englert Insightful and resourceful woman? Check. One that can also solve murders, too. Yes, please. I love a feisty female sleuth as much as I love a good man of mystery, so I have decided to devote my … Continue reading

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My Favorite Men of Mystery

By Jeanine Englert Brooding romantic hero? Check. One that can also solve murders, too. Yes, please. I love a good man of mystery, so I have decided to devote a blog to my current favorite detectives, constables, and inspectors. The … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Try the 80/20 Rule?

By Jeanine Englert It may not surprise you to hear that I can be a bit of a perfectionist, much to my own detriment. What should be enough is never quite enough and being “done” with something sounds more like … Continue reading

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How Low Are Your Energy Pennies?

By Jeanine Englert One of the greatest author finds of 2021 for me has been discovering Becca Syme (www.betterfasteracademy.com), her books, and Quitcast podcasts. The second greatest find for me has been http://www.wishidknownforwriters.com and their podcasts. And my biggest takeaway … Continue reading

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Don’t Push the River. . .

By Jeanine Englert Don’t push the river. I’d never heard that phrase until just last week. I was watching a video recording of Dinah Jeffries and Nicola Cornick from the Romantic Novelists Association’s Virtual Retreat from earlier in the month … Continue reading

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The Torture of Comparison By Jeanine Englert Okay, here it goes. I’m going to dive into a pool of discomfort for this month’s blog as it has weighed on my mind and been a talking point with more than one … Continue reading

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