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Are you a member of Jericho Writers? Then join this group and meet your fellow-members!

To kick things off - introduce yourselves. What do you write? Where are you based? What are you engaging with in the Membership so far? 

I have two completed manuscripts which no one wanted 😢 I think after 30+ agent rejections, that’s a fair assessment... but I’m doing ok because I’ve decided to take the best of both and create a stronger, better hybrid. I started by trying to cut and paste bits out of each story so the blank page feeling was gone. But I’m getting so confused about where I am in the plot and half the names are wrong, so... today I decided to just start again and rewrite from the beginning... I’ve been watching the "How to Write" video course and got to the plot part today and I’m developing a new plan with correct names and time lines and - hopefully - taking on board what I’ve learned so far from the videos... wish me luck 🤞📝

Hello there! 

We are Jo.

Jo – short for Josephine – is our preferred pseudonym.

We are a (happily) married couple. He mostly writes scientific papers, she is a published novelist. She writes in Italian. English is not our native tongue, so creative writing in English was initially just a divertissement, and the idea of completing a novel – let alone publishing it – was a far cry from our expectations. Then something happened, and – in Jo’s analytic mind – the probability of getting published stepped up dramatically, from one in a million to, say, one in a thousand.

So here we are. One in a thousand is not so bad. And creative writing in English is so fun! We are looking forward to meeting you all. 

Jo is not just a pen name. When Jo writes, she shows her distinctive personality and her signature style, mixing and merging creatively our writing styles and our discussions and our Weltanschauung.

Jo is us.

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Hello All!

I'm new to the site and still just barely poking around at all the resources available here. I was a bestselling author of nonfiction back in the day.

It would be good to meet you. I am a happy reader of several pages of what you've got and giving it my honest feedback. One thing I've mastered in life is not letting the word NO stop me, so if you are feeling all beat up by rejections, contact me, and I will be happy to help you get your head straight to keep pursuing what you love.

When I was pushed out of the startup I'd founded in March of 2019, I realized it had so consumed me for the previous two decades that I was unused to thinking or dreaming about anything else. For the rest of 2019, I didn't feel like creating anything; I was just too shell-shocked. By January of 2020, I was itching to create something, anything, but was still uninterested in pursuing my conventional areas of expertise. I thought to myself, "What's the most opposite hobby I can have from my former startup?" The idea I came up with was, "I'm going to write me some porn!" I'd tried my hand at fiction prose in college and blah. First surprise when I pursued my wacky idea was that I LOVED IT. The characters jumped off the page, told me what to do, and if I misbehaved, would do unspeakable things to me. They needed to live, find love, do what was honest for them, and actualize themselves. 500,000 words of online content later, here I am in a new year. My friends, those few who know my new secret obsession, are of the sort that ask, "Could you monetize that?" Being of strong belief that people should do what they love for a living, I've decided to give it a serious look. And here I am.

I have virtually no clue how good my stuff is and would love to have you give me your honest opinion on a sample as large or small as you'd care to assess for me. People don't leave many comments on the sites I post to, but all of my stories are getting upwards of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Literotica, so I'm guessing my stuff is not beyond salvage. I did some modules of the "Getting Published" video course, and I'd wager strongly some of those easy prose tightening methodologies would work gangbusters for my content.

Speaking of prose tightening, I've written a quick-and-dirty word frequency analysis utility for my own use. After watching these video courses, I definitely want to write some code that will point out the longest sentences in my stories. Also, I was thinking of trying to come up with a content versus filler analyzer to identify sentences containing the highest ratio of filler words to interesting words. If you want to be a guinea pig for that one, contact me, and I can hook you up.

My basic plan is to come up with all-new content to publish for $$ using the excellent premise creation advice given in the aforementioned course. I obsessively pump out around 50,000 words a month, so if I devote 25,000 of those words to my new $$ project, I'll still have 25,000 words left over to feed my click habit. Seriously, the hardest thing for me will be to resist posting my $$ stuff because I'm such a click-whore. If there's a click-whores anonymous group up here anywhere, please point me to it.


Hi everyone! I just self published my second novella, my fourth publication. I write romance but don't stick to a specific genre within romance, I also have written a devotional and a helps book for writers. I am currently trying to write two books, one a romance novella and one about waiting on God, which takes research and outline which I am not good at.  Any tips to making them easier are welcomed :) Im very happy to be here and can't wait to get to know people!


Anyone struggling to watch recorded webinars and classes? Just me?  Download speed available is good but I keep getting frozen out...

Well, it's 2021 and my first major act is to post the opening chapter of my W.I.P.  for critique.  If any Jericho members can take the time to read it and would like to make any comments, this would be appreciated.

Apart from any problems you might see, I'd especially like to know what impression you get of what is to come in the story. Generally,how would you anticipate it continues?  Does it come over as a cosy domestic story? (That isn't what I want it to do). Not all  of the clues can be there at this early stage.

I should explain that "Opus VI" is just a working title.

I look forward to receiving any comments.

Hi all,

Just joined and thought I’d introduce myself and see what/who is all out here. I live near London, write poetry, short stories, and flash with a few publications. I’ve written two novels but neither have been picked up so I’m rewriting/writing a third manuscript which combines the best characters and elements of the other two. I’m at the planning stage and spending time cogitating and creating my characters...

Keep smiling

Anne

Hello Team Jericho, I'm putting together my agent packet and struggling over the first page. Right now, the book starts when the protagonist is eight and goes forward, The main inciting incident for the book comes at the beginning of the next chapter. I'm wondering if the opening chapter is too slow and whether I need to scrap it (much as I'm attached to it) and start with the next chapter. I am attaching both versions, hoping people can weigh in with some advice.

hello. I thought you might be interested in the wonders of the blog tour. This is where book bloggers feature your book on their blogs on a specific day as prearranged with a blog tour organiser. They will review your book on that day and post their review on Good Reads and Amazon.  I have just started a blog tour . The banner for the blog tour is here in case you are interested. The first review appeared today on the blog Me and My Books which can be found on https:// vonnibee.com 

Hope you find it interesting.