The Jane Doe Novel Experiment

Creating Two New Novels. Writing One Chapter Weekly. Podcasting As I Go. Welcome to The Experiment.

Six Sentence Sunday – Snakes Don’t Talk

Ava looked at Carson with fresh eyes. Claire had once told her the story of Eve eating the forbidden fruit. She said the silliest thing about the account was that … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Use Your Blurb to Set Readers’ Expectations

  My friend and the movie, “The Vow”, helped me realize something: it is possible that a reader may not like a book because the blurb set the wrong expectations. … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Experiment Update – Writing in the Dark

I know there are writers who write with very detailed plot outlines. Bravo! I have never been one of them. I lay in between the planner and the unorganized. I … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Chick-fil-A versus Everyone Else

I came across this photo on Facebook just now: Up until now, I only had two problems with Chick-fil-A: 1) They weren’t located in Chicago. (Fixed!) 2) They are closed … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 7 Comments

Experiment Update – When Characters Go Astray

I’ve mentioned once or twice that my characters have stopped being these little toys I can manipulate and have grown into their own. “Yay” for them. For me, it’s stressful. … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 9 Comments

When One Partner is Monogamous – Part 1

  This situation is more common than one might think and comes about in a number of ways. For the sake of this series, I will focus on married couples … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Chapter 5 Pt 1 – Enough For Four

Chapter 5, Part 1 Summary: Lily attempts to win Carson over, but ends up arguing about his morals. Jane’s Favorite Line: “Do whatever the hell you want with my tolerance.” … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Six Sentence Sunday – Permission Denied

“Let me out.” Carson ignored her and continued driving. “I am not your husband, Lily, nor am I religious. You won’t get my permission or my blessing to screw my … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

3 Questions to NEVER Ask Yourself Before You Start Writing

There’s something to be said about the old advice to, “Calculate the costs”, but sometimes if you look before you leap, you’ll be paralyzed with fear. The below are 3 … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · 7 Comments

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7th Release Date!August 13th, 2012
Chapter 6 is here! - Enough for Four

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6th Release Date!August 6th, 2012
Chapter 5, Part 2 is here!