Author Archives: Jennifer

Weekly Meal Plan 3

Last week during my shopping trip, I was looking for the Thai seasoning called for in the coconut shrimp soup recipe. I visited two local Asian food stores for the first time. The first one didn’t have any spice mixes, … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan 2

One of my favorite things about eating clean is the healthy desserts! I was craving chocolate for the entire week, and the dark chocolate I’ve been stretching out since Christmas was not cutting the craving. Enter Double Chocolate Chip Clean Cookies by Clean … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan 1

Happy weekend! I hope you’re enjoying a fun-filled and relaxing weekend. My husband and I watched a favorite Netflix show last night, and then I stayed up late to meal plan for next week. After getting my hair done today by … Continue reading

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How to Be Healthy in the New Year

It’s that time of year again when everyone starts thinking about goals and resolutions. I gave up on making resolutions a few years ago when I realized that, like a lot of people, I never kept them, and even forgot … Continue reading

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The Snowflake Method Review

At one of my writing club’s meetings, I introduced the snowflake method by Randy Ingermanson. Since then, I’ve been using this method to develop my first novel, loosely titled Charcoal Sky. I had previously written a few chapters with only … Continue reading

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Sharks on the Water

“Come back here, you hooligan!” Henry shook his fist in the air as he watched the fin slice through the water on a direct route away from the ship. “Lost another one.” He ran his fingers through his dark wavy hair and sighed. Continue reading

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Best Man

This wasn’t where he wanted to be.  How had it ended up like this?  All those years he had dreamed of being first, and somehow, incredulously, he had ended up in second place.  All eyes were on the winner, on his tall form, his pale skin, his dark, glinting eyes; his teeth gleaming in the bright sunlight whenever he chanced to spread that false smile across his face.  Ryan was shocked that in the presence of this prize winner, the sky remained a deep Southern blue instead of turning to black from rolling thunderclouds. Continue reading

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Story Prompts: The First Line

This wasn’t where he wanted to be.

This wasn’t where who wanted to be? What is this place? And why didn’t he want to be there?

A first line story prompt can open up endless possibilities for a creative piece. From this example, you could identify a protagonist, or perhaps an antagonist, and begin to explore the major conflict. Continue reading

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A Secret in the River

It’s been three years since Kyle drowned in the river.  Every year since, the newspaper reminds us of the tragedy, warns us to stay away from the rising torrent of water that can rush us to our death. Continue reading

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Story Prompts: Music

Music can take our hearts places we’d never go on our own. If you find songs that you connect with emotionally, you can take advantage of the inspiration and pour those emotions into characters and plots. Continue reading

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