Always learning. Always growing.

I’m over the moon about the launch of my latest novel, Stuffed Souls. It’s my best work yet. Click here to get your copy today. The eBook version will be available next month.

I think back over the last decade of writing and realize how important both failures and successes are to my writing. Just like everything in life we don’t have all the answers, so my initial writing style leaned heavily on what I did know—script writing. Road shows, one acts, I was the queen of writing short scenes in my younger years. While this helped the dialogue stay snappy, my narratives were weak. It took time and practice, and a realization that novels are not like live theater. A book’s stage is in the readers head, so I needed to build a better structure around my characters words. Even now I don’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. I have yet to create the perfect novel, and that’s okay too. I recently heard Justin Timberlake say, “Perfection is the death of greatness.” I couldn’t agree more. I’m not done creating yet. There are many, many more stories mulling around in my head.

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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