Author Archives: Trish Jackson, Author

About Trish Jackson, Author

I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, Africa, and lived through some crazy adventures that sparked my imagination, including having to keep a loaded UZI by my side every night in case of an attack by armed insurgents. I write romantic suspense and romantic comedy, and love all animals and they seem to worm themselves into my stories, which are mostly set in country locales.

Are You Using Texture in Your Writing?

Texture is a method of including the influence of the environment in descriptive writing, using the five senses to draw readers into the scene and help them feel a connection to the setting. Every time your character is in a … Continue reading

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Adverbs — Why You Don’t Need Them

I seem to have developed a prolific use of adverbs or words ending in –ly, which is an extremely (adv.) bad trait! I decided to do some research and find out what others are saying about them, and this is … Continue reading

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The Antonym to Stereotypes and Archetypes

We all know we shouldn’t use stereotypes for the hero or heroine in our novels. Stereotypes are conventional and predictable and often boring, and it is therefore difficult to keep the reader’s interest with a stereotypical character. We use them … Continue reading

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Writing the Blurb for your Book

I don’t know about you, but I find writing the Facebook hook and the blurb one of the most difficult tasks of all. It’s far more difficult than writing the story. I believe this is probably because it is so … Continue reading

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You Can Write a Best-Seller

Almost every writer has a dream about breaking out—or achieving best-seller status. Many of us think it’s an impossibility, but recently I read something to change all of that. I joined Romance Writers of America (RWA), and one of the … Continue reading

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Character Archetypes

Not to be confused with a character arc, character archetypes were first brought to the world’s attention by psychologist Carl Gustave Jung. The definition of an archetype is complex, but it is essentially certain common human behavior patterns that cause … Continue reading

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Harness the Power of Your Mind

  Time seems to pass quicker every year and it’s hard to believe we are already almost a week into 2016. If you haven’t yet made a resolution, here’s one – harness the power of your mind. Be positive, think … Continue reading

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