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Jenn Thorson
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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Hit 20,000 words today. That's a quarter of a regular sized novel. I'm enjoying the heck out of doing this book. I'm more than tickled that my lifelong Wonderland obsession is finally coming to something useful. :)
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Watching Krampus. Adam Scott, Ben from Parks and Rec is in it. I was thinking he wouldn't be a bad Bertram Ludlow. I had originally thought Elijah Wood would be fun, but he's already in Dirk Gently.

Not that it matters. But...

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+Chris Whissen It would definitely work.
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Getting the caffeine on to start writing. When writing a #Wonderland/#lookingglass inspired book, being so caffeinated you can smell colors is a plus. Wordplay takes on a life of its own.
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Must be some pretty amazing coffee.
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My arm's pretty sore from my flu shot, but hey- SpongeBob bandaid! Not that I'm a big SpongeBob fan, but the enthusiasm with which the very young nurse presented it to me was completely entertaining.
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Mary Ann suppressed a laugh at the absurdity of it all. “Can a housemaid be an adventurer?”

Lady Carmine smiled a sweet, weary smile. “Can a caterpillar fly, my dear?”

--Curious Case of Mary Ann, draft one
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Well, 16,000 words on The Curious Case of Mary Ann, plus some that I took out for a later chapter. Now that I've figured out more of my outline, I should be able to really let the drafting fly. I'm actually enjoying this, where I normally find doing the first draft tedious.

Don't worry- I won't get too cocky about it. :)
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I thought this was so cute. A print on canvas from artist Melanie Schultz of my buddy Edward.

I have some big-eyed Alice in Wonderlands by Jasmine Beckett-Griffiths he gets to hang out with. 
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I love it<3
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From my draft of The Curious Case of Mary Ann re: The White Rabbit:

But Mary Ann knew the gentleman’s tendency to panic first, panic second and then solve never. She preferred not to take the chance that Warren Rabbit would show previously undemonstrated initiative and extract himself from his own problems. If she did not take action, she would be leaving a decent rabbit in the stew in a very literal way.
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Well, chapter seven is done and I wrote 2000 words or more today. Will do some more later but I have a couple of errands to take care of and i need some lunch.

I'm really enjoying how this is turning out. And don't say stuff like that often, when it comes to my writing. 
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+Audrey Winter A heating pad helped. It's a small price to pay for an extra 2500 or more words.
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Well, my feet are warm. And Harry doesn't charge for the service. #caturday
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So lovely!😺
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Ooh, this is nice, re: Tryfling Matters and my whole trilogy. I'm pleased they noticed that the books can stand alone. I purposefully worked hard to make it so each book had its own goals and theme and you could pick up any of them and not be totally lost.

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read with a mix of humor and sci-fi
January 12, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
An imaginative story that keeps you smiling throughout. Even the bad guys make you laugh. This book is the 3rd one in the series, but as with the first 2 it stands on its own. I recommend all 3 books, so you can enjoy the adventures a somewhat neurotic mild mannered professor, as he is pulled from earth and thrust into a situation after situation. You'll enjoy a unique look at a Galaxy that isn't at all like you would expect.

A fun read that does not take itself seriously. I hope there is a fourth installment on the way.
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+Tonia Hall Thank you! I appreciate every one of them I receive, but it's always nice when you can tell the reviewer gets what you're doing.
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Love the ol' subconscious once I get rolling on a plot! It means that from my commute springs forth a stream of fun plot points in areas that were empty and wanting. I ended up firing up the laptop when I got home just to integrate them into my outline. Woo and hoo!
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Author by night, marketing writer by day. So like Batgirl but with less crime fighting and more carpal tunnel.
Introduction
Greetings, good people! I am a MacGyver-er of words, drinker of caffeines and sitter at desks. I currently have a humorous sci-fi trilogy out called There Goes the Galaxy. (The books are called There Goes the Galaxy (book 1) and The Purloined Number (book 2) and Tryfling Matters. If you're curious about that, I hope you'll pop by my website at: www.jennthorson.com

My own favorite writers include: Terry Pratchett, Jean Shepherd, TH White, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, Martha Grimes, Charlotte Bronte, PG Wodehouse, Stephen King, Jim Butcher, Harper Lee, Edgar Allen Poe, and I'm sure a hundred others I will remember once I'm not at a computer to list them.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my profile. 
Bragging rights
Was one of the only kids in first grade who had to go to remedial gym class. I know all the words to Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, and refrain from trotting this out at parties.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
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