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  1. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Lecture Welcome!

    I'm beyond excited about this class! I love reading amazing sex scenes, but I have a lot to learn about writing them. Plus, sometimes I just need to hang around with people who help validate why I want to write them at all! :)
  2. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Thank you, Ria. Lots of love to you and yours as you move through your own loss and struggle...

    Thank you, Ria. Lots of love to you and yours as you move through your own loss and struggle. Those tough emotions and struggles do bond us all in ways that make me feel less alone, too. Hugs to you.
  3. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion March 9 - Check In

    Thank you, Fran.
  4. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Thank you, Dawn. I actually think I do need to take more time. He has suffered multiple...

    Thank you, Dawn. I actually think I do need to take more time. He has suffered multiple infections in his body and has been taken off oxygen tonight, not expected to live more than a few days or so breathing on his own. I think the next week or more is going to now be all about this. Thanks for...
  5. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Thank you, Hollie. I've been thinking the same thing and think that's really good advice.

    Thank you, Hollie. I've been thinking the same thing and think that's really good advice.
  6. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion March 9 - Check In

    Over the weekend I received some distressing news about a close family member who is suddenly gravely ill and we could soon lose them. It's been a devastating few days to say the least. I haven't written or edited a thing since Friday. The struggle to work through sadness and fear is very real...
  7. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion TGIF! March 6 - Check In

    Friday found me reworking scene 4 and gaining ground, but more work to do this weekend on this scene. Thank you for adding posts for Sat and Sun updates, too!
  8. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion March 5 - Check In

    Today (Thursday, March 5th) I tried to move on to scene 5 editing while still having issues with scene 4 and -- you're right, Dawn -- it didn't quite work! So after a bit of reworking of scene 5, I did end up going back to scene 4 and am still tweaking it. My Friday (tomorrow) will clearly be...
  9. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion March 4 - Check In

    I went down a rabbit hole with scene 4 editing yesterday (March 4th) and that's all I got done. The scene is better, but still has issues. Do I keep working on it or move on? That is the question! I think what you'll tell me is to put a pin in it and tackle the next scene. That's also my gut...
  10. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion March 3 - Check In

    Day Two (March 3rd) brought me another lovely epiphany and some frustration, too. The epiphany was about how to make my sarcastic, sensible, man-hating heroine someone that readers would have compassion for (yay!), which also makes things harder for her and ups the stakes of her situation and...
  11. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Okay, will do!

    Okay, will do!
  12. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    This looks great! I'll give it a shot, thank you! Do you have any recommendations for How To...

    This looks great! I'll give it a shot, thank you! Do you have any recommendations for How To books, articles, blogs, etc. about story boarding for novels?
  13. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion March 2 - Check In

    I worked on editing the first two scenes of my book today (I'm editing/re-writing a first draft) and had a huge epiphany for a plot hole I'd been struggling to figure out, WOOHOO! It was the question on the Scene Worksheet "What could possibly make this worse for my characters?" that turned the...
  14. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Goals Introduce Yourself & List Your Goal - March 2nd

    Tinthia, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister in November. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm glad you're here.
  15. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Tinthia, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister in November. My heart goes out to...

    Tinthia, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister in November. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm glad you're here.
  16. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Goals Introduce Yourself & List Your Goal - March 2nd

    Hi, Everybody! I'm Jennifer (Omaha/51 years old). I'm really excited about the structure of this bootcamp and the accountability it will provide me as I complete a re-written, tighter, BETTER manuscript of my first ever novel (contemporary romance/romantic comedy) to hand over for pro line edits...
  17. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion Course Overview - Read this after Welcome

    Hi! I'm writing my first romance books right now, as part of a romcom series. The book I'm plotting for this course is book #3 and is very similar to what Becky is writing too! :) New boss. Secret baby. Opposites attract. Enemies to lovers. Workplace romance. I'm excited to dig in for scene...
  18. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Discussion Welcome/Greetings

    Hi, Landra! I'm just getting started with these course lessons today. I'm very excited to learn about your plotting process to help improve my own. I'm currently editing my first contemporary romance (romcom) novel, writing the 1st draft of the 2nd book in the same series, and getting started...
  19. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    Lecture LESSON FOUR: How to figure out what type of hero to write

    Until this course, I've never really thought about these hero distinctions. Luckily, I'm still working on my first book and can apply them. It's becoming very clear to me that I'm writing a gamma hero in this first novel. Though now I want to go deeper and figure out if that's really true and...
  20. Jennifer Evelyn Hayes

    I do have a very confused hero, haha! I was thinking before that it meant he's just a layered...

    I do have a very confused hero, haha! I was thinking before that it meant he's just a layered complicated guy, but now I'm now I'm beginning to overthink that. Hmmm! Thanks, Cassandra.