Other writing by Jenni Laplow:
A single mother, Mandy, and teenage daughter, Mia, are separately fighting for attention from the men in their lives. They have a traumatic past, and Mandy’s alcoholism brings them to a place of ultimatums as a broken family. VOTE for my fiction book idea on SOOP! Featured on Something Or Other Publishing: #SOOP on Monday:… Continue reading Vote for my book on SOOP!
There are many different friendships out there. Some people have a lot of friends, some people have few friends, and some people have zero friends. I fall in the category of “few friends” so in my adult life I have thought that’s why I am close with the friends that I do have. But, the… Continue reading A Road to Finding Mom Friends
Do you need an editor? Are you a writer, blogger, or creative looking for a new pair of eyes to read your work? While I’ve started editing my first novel, I have also been providing editing services to other writers. A lot of the creatives I help have the ideas and words down, but they… Continue reading Editing
This is my second child’s birth story. Ever since the beginning she has been compared to her older sister. Before she was born, we already knew it was not going to be a natural birth, like her older sister, but a c-section. Davey was very comfortable in a (breached) seated position, so we scheduled a… Continue reading Davey’s Birth Story
As I grew sunflowers…I learned lessons,I grew in patience and gratitude.These are my 2020 Sunflower Journal entries. The broken sunflower. Snapped, or something.In an instant—gone.Nowhere to be seen.And it won’t grow back,so I’m forced to say goodbye. The sunflower sisters. Growing together,in the same soil.Under the same sun,they look over each otheralways and forever.This love… Continue reading The Sunflower Journals
As I aspire to develop my characters further and write more words in my novel, I took the time to develop each character’s desire. That has shown to be a driving force in creating conflict, so it has proven to be helpful as I try to continue writing all the words. Here are some of… Continue reading Character Desire
Start Writing Fiction | Week 5 Character Sketch Assignment: Choose one of the methods below, one which is least familiar to you, one you have never tried before: Imagine a character very like you but give them a dramatic external alteration. You might make the character the opposite sex, for example, or make them significantly… Continue reading Character Sketch
I was inspired when I saw a writing contest on Instagram hosted by @thewritingkingdom The criteria for the poetry category was: write a poem about grief, loss, or/and sadness. I definitely have a few of those in my writing collection, so it was a blast to pull them out and bring them to life again… Continue reading Poetry Submissions
Writing a story with male characters is an ongoing development as a female author. My main characters are female [mother & daughter] but their stories are told with and about the men in their lives too. Here is a glimpse of their character development. Mr. Smith – This is Mia’s English teacher who really pushes… Continue reading Meet the Men Characters
A single mother, Mandy, and teenage daughter, Mia, are separately fighting for attention from the men in their lives. They have a traumatic past, and Mandy’s alcoholism brings them to a place of ultimatums as a broken family. Mandy is a single 30 year old mother who spends her days drinking and dating multiple men.… Continue reading Meet the Main Characters
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