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Jennifer Willis
Attends University of Metaphysical Sciences
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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Wonderful post! I, too, have been sitting on some material that came out of my time in France in 1994. I've sometimes thought of taking these histories and creating a fantasy world for them, or possibly imagining a dystopian future in which history could repeat itself. Thanks for reminding me of this!
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Ooh, I'd love to read that! I'm fascinated by all the different sources of inspiration for stories, and how we as individuals react to them. What parts form a core of story energy, what gets changed or amalgamated with other bits, what fades into the background. It's all grist for the mill.
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Wes, are you looking to PageCloud as a short-term solution while The Grid is still in beta testing or as a possible alternative to The Grid? I'm a Grid founding member (somewhere around 47K in the queue), and my current web hosting plan will expire at the end of this year (December 2015). I'm already starting to think about solutions to fill any potential (likely?) gap between the end of my current hosting contract and the availability of The Grid live, and I'm definitely open to suggestions. (My site is on a Wordpress backbone.) Thanks!

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Wow. I want to write at your house!

I used to migrate with the weather—largely because it was too hot upstairs in summer in my old place to even think clearly—but now in a different house I have an office that stays warm in the winter and is one of the cooler places in the home in summer (thanks to a bamboo shade hung outside the windows).

Now, instead of migrating, I simply reorganize the space every so often. The new arrangement I've come up with recently, however, is quite nice and I imagine it will simply be variations on this same theme from this point forward:

I have a small standing desk on one side of the room with a tall stool to lean against or perch myself on when I need to get off of me feet. I also have a small(ish) sitting desk on the opposite wall, looking out over the front garden. I use this desk when I need to spread out with papers and note cards for outlining and such. I might even use it for a sewing table some time soon. Additionally, there are three large bookcases and some other furniture, plus a calendar, cork board, and small white board on the wall to help keep me on task.

All of this in a small second bedroom!

I do still want/need to do some more organization and tidying in this space, but I should probably post some photos of my office.

(I should mention that at least twice a week, I walk over to my local, indie coffee shop and work there for several hours. I get to walk through the neighborhood park and past "backyard habitats," lovely gardens, urban chickens, and more!)
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Howdy! I’m Jennifer.

As a magazine and newspaper writer, I’ve written for The Portland Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, HGTV’s, The Writer, The Oregonian, Ancestry Magazine, Heeb,, Spirituality & Health, Vegetarian Times and other local, national and international print and online publications.

I specialize in sustainability, religion/spirituality, health, history and dogs.

As a corporate and technical writer, I’ve worked in IT, public health, financial management, software and web development, non-profit and general business environments. I’ve produced pretty much everything — business plans, investor proposals, user guides, policy and procedures manuals, legal guidebooks, marketing letters, websites (content and coding), press releases, presentation materials and newsletters.

I’ve also written books, scripts and host of other material.

In short, if you need it, I can write it.

  • University of Metaphysical Sciences
  • Duke University
  • St. Catherine's School
  • The New Seminary
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