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A social space to chat with other community members, toast new launches and get together. 

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Introducing... Jericho Soapbox!

As a new Community initiative, we want to pass the mic to you each month! You will have the opportunity to pitch a 1000-2000 word blog idea to me by emailing community@jerichowriters.com and I will post the chosen blog post on the community each month for everyone to see! 

So, get on your soapbox and write - we want your ideas, opinions and thoughts on all things writing. Whether this is compiling a list of tips for others or writing about a particular writing-themed moment that has stuck with you, a favourite author of yours - anything goes! 

Looking forward to reading through some of your ideas!

Emily x

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Back here again for a large glass of something white and dry. 

Submission prepared for Open Coop - probably one of thousands, but a miniscule chance is better than no chance at all. image_transcoder.php?o=bx_froala_image&h=565&dpx=1&t=1632075697

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Hello all! 

Hope you're having a great week so far. Just a quick update from us - Holly will be stepping away from Community for a while as she will be busy working on other projects. In the meantime, I will be overseeing the day-to-day management of Townhouse, as well as still running the JW Book Club! 

If you have any questions or messages, please direct them to me instead of Holly. I can also be reached via email at community@jerichowriters.com

Emily x

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Thinking about scene transitions in a novel. 

My WIP takes place over a period of a few months. I've sectioned off the scene/time changes into chapters which I think is working, but I don't want to repeatedly start the new ones with 'A few (month's/weeks/days) later....'   And, since many of the chapters are also character perspective changes, requiring names as the headings, so the reader knows who's telling that bit of the story, adding the date or similar would be much too messy.

Were there been any blogs containing words of wisdom from Harry prior to when I joined in April this year? Or any archived Jericho videos on the subject which I could study? 

Any hints would be appreciated.

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Hi. I'm struggling with a fantasy series title - 1 WIP and 3 others plotted with more in my head. 

The stories are based around the various definitions of Chaos: disorderly mess (dictionary); Nietzche's quote about needing chaos in ourselves to make a dancing star; Lorenz's scientific Chaos Theory (the one about the butterfly's flapping wings); Chaos magic and the manipulation of belief systems; and the Greek concept of the void before creation. An extension of the Greek one is very important to the plots, but they all come into play at some time.

I was going to call the series Chaos Gnosis. Now, having read all the posted discussion about the Flesch-Kincaid reading scores, I'm very worried that the title could be too 'adult'. Do people think modern readers would know what gnosis means? Should I go with The Knowledge of Chaos Series instead?  On a book cover, that would take up a lot of space when added to the titles of each book. 

I don't want to write down to readers but equally, could I be shooting myself in the authorial foot by using the word Gnosis?

Any thoughts, ideas, comments?

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Hi everyone, 

I can't believe that we are coming into August now! Time has flown by now that things are starting to open up! 

I'd love to hear about your writing goals or any personal goals that you have set yourself for August. I actually don't write (shock horror, I know!) but I personally will be focusing on the first Jericho Writers Book Club event tomorrow and working on some editorial projects with a friend! I'm also really looking forward to Holly joining us again this month after her move to the UK, which is so exciting!

Did you manage to reach your July goals? 

Emily x

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Hi all, 

We've just announced our first author for the Jericho Writers Book Club - Judy Piatkus! After starting up her own publishing company, Piatkus Books, Judy went on to acquire the book series that inspired the global #1 Netflix hit, Bridgerton. In her memoir, Ahead of Her Time, Judy discusses her entrepreneurial challenges as well as offering lots of wisdom about publishing and her unique experiences. 

To access a discount link to buy this book from Fox Lane Books and have opportunities to ask Judy your questions in a free event, join the Jericho Writers Book Club group - https://community.jerichowriters.com/page/view-group-profile?id=68 . Judy is truly a publishing powerhouse and this is not one to be missed!

Any questions, please let me know. 

Emily x

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Hi everyone, 

I've had a few messages and questions about the book club by those who are unsure about whether to join the group, so I wanted to just briefly answer some of them in a new post here!

Do I need to read the book for each meeting? 

If you haven't finished or aren't able to read the book for each meeting, that is fine! I will make sure that there are no major spoilers (or warn you before there are)! The idea is that you are able to listen to the author talk about their writing process and answer all of your questions, which will be interesting regardless of whether you have read the book (and you may be persuaded to read it after!)

What books will we be reading? 

I will shortly be posting a poll in the group with different 3 genres for everyone to choose from for the next month. From there, I will be choosing our next author and make announcements about it in due course. The schedule will be diverse and varied, which will make for interesting discussions!

Our first announcement in the group will be this week, along with your link to buy a discounted copy from Fox Lane Books!

Unfortunately, we will not be reading books written by Townhouse members. This is because, as there will only be one book a month, we would not have time to read everyone's books and we would have no fair way of choosing who's books we read. As always, if you would like to receive feedback, you can use the Peer-to-Peer Critique Forum for this. 

All other details will be posted in the group, which I have linked here - https://community.jerichowriters.com/page/view-group-profile?id=68

If you have any more questions, feel free to comment below, message me or email community@jerichowriters.com

Emily x

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Hi everyone! 


We are so thrilled to announce the Jericho Writers Book Club, which will be the brand-new book club based here in the community. In order to join for free, you just need to be part of Townhouse (you're halfway there if you're reading this!), and request to join the Jericho Writers Book Club group to find out more - https://community.jerichowriters.com/page/view-group-profile?id=68 . I will be hosting the meetings and we'll be reading a new book on the first Monday of every month! This will be an exciting opportunity to meet other readers, access discounted books and put forward your questions for the author throughout the month! Any questions, please don't hesitate to message me or email community@jerichowriters.com.

Really looking forward to getting to know some of you more in the group!

Emily x

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Hi everyone! I'm taking a few weeks off to write and prepare to move country(!) but Emily D'Souza | Community Assistant | Jericho Writers is on hand to help with any questions you might have. 

If you have a question about any other part of the company, or need urgent help, please contact Writer Support on info@jerichowriters.com.

Holly x 

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Help, a large glass of red please - synopsis stress is rather high! <breathe>

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Hello, I thought I would introduce myself. I'm new to writing, part-time, doing lots of reading and video courses. Loving the process and am full of head-popping ideas. Just about to start my second draft, yes that's how new I am. The first draft has taken me over 6 months to write, then I looked at the video regarding plot, decided I had more than one plot, so have axed a tun of words (maybe that will be another storyline to follow up later). Back down to 62,000 words, and now realise that I have quite a lot of work to do. I've written myself a schedule. A summer schedule and a winter schedule, more time available in the winter schedule. regards Lesley ps just in case you wondered I've got three cocker spaniels.