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The Writing "Zone"

Once again I have entered the "zone". This is a murky and occasionally colorful part of my existence where the WORK-IN-PROGRESS becomes my reason for breathing. It's sorta like becoming the host to an annoying parasite. I go to bed thinking of scenes, I walk up thinking of scenes. Luckily, I don't ever dream about my books, which is a relief. Still, every spare waking moment is inundated by THE WORK.

It's always this way and I've come to understand that is it best not to fight the… Continue

Added by Jana Oliver on November 25, 2007 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

Fictional Jack

One of my recent adventures is presenting a talk on fiction devoted to Jack the Ripper. Since I write in the late Victorian world, Jack is a sinister backdrop to my stories. Though there are countless Ripperologists out there still trying to suss out Jack, I was more interested in how authors view him/her. So I started reading. And reading. Last October I had the opportunity to present my Once Upon a Dark Alley: A Tale of Ripper… Continue

Added by Jana Oliver on November 2, 2007 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Being Social

Well, it's come to this. I've avoided social networking sites for quite a long time. I do have a blog and maintain my website, email with friends and occasionally post on certain message boards, but I try to avoid anything that takes me away from writing for too very long. I'm good enough at wasting time without any assistance.

However, Crimespace is cool and much like a magpie is attracted to shiny objects, I'm easily attracted to cool things. So here I be. What's my…

Added by Jana Oliver on November 2, 2007 at 9:21am — 2 Comments

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