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Caitlin Sinead Jennings
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I write novels and flash fiction, usually with a speculative or spooky bent.
I write novels and flash fiction, usually with a speculative or spooky bent.

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Daydreaming...er...I Mean Prewriting
Caitlin here. So, yesterday, I didn't actually do any writing on my WIP. But I went on a 45 minute walk where I hashed out a number of plot problems and thought through a number of scenes. Does that count on working on my WIP? I'm undecided. Certainly, we a...
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Writerly Goals
As writers, we usually have a career dream, that end goal
that makes it worthwhile and keeps us churning out page after page, day after
day. Sometimes we lose sight of that goal in the rush of everyday life, but in
the end, it always resurfaces. My question...
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-Visuals
Caitlin here. One of my favorite novel writing tasks (or,
perhaps, procrastinating tasks) is looking online for images to help inspire
and drive my process. I try to have a few images, usually on Istock , of actual people who are close
to how I “see” each p...
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When You Have No Time to Write
I’ll admit, life has been throwing me a few curveballs lately! They aren’t necessarily
bad curveballs (and could even be great curveballs) as long as I can hit them
correctly. But, hitting them just right requires a lot of time, energy, and
focus. (And I’ll...
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Developing Character Relationship Arcs
Hello, it's Dan today and I'm here to share some relationship advice. Not in the way you think. I'm talking about making character relationships dynamic in fiction. Books and classes for new writers often focus on the character arc as one of the most import...
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Book Covers
Caitlin here. Writers hear it all the time. This business is subjective.
One person’s favorite book may be another person’s most hated book. And yet
another person might shrug and think that book was just okay. Well, the subjectivity doesn’t stop with just ...
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Dear Me
There was a recent movement on Twitter for people to message their younger selves bits of advice, notes of encouragement, etc. I loved it, and decided that we writers should have one that pertains more toward our craft. What would you like to say to your yo...
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The End: Full Disclosure or Open to Interpretation?
Hi, Karlie with you today!          Today
I want to talk about endings. There’s a lot of hype attached to the beginning
of novels – that first sentence, that first page, that first chapter. It’s been
preached many times. You have to hook the attention of yo...
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The Value of Twitter Pitch Parties
Caitlin , here.
Back when I was querying, I remember getting super excited about Twitter pitch
contests!!! Here’s a rough re-enactment of a twitter pitch day: Me: “I want lots of agents and editors to favorite my pitch!”
*bounces like a bunny around the apa...
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The Best Writing Craft Books
Caitlin here. :) I think it’s so easy to get caught up in thinking that this next
craft book will open the door for you and make writing a cinch! I’ve had
periods in my life where I read more craft books than any other kind of book,
which, by the way, I don...
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