Jenny Knipfer Author

Jenny shares her books, inspiration, and thoughts on life and writing.

I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite scenes from my second book, Blue Moon, with you. It is the budding romantic scene between an unlikely pair. The year is 1895 and Harold (a one time jilted groom, a shy genius, and a man with little common sense or social skills) …

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Periodically I get in a funk where what I do seems pointless to me and the effort of recording my inner dialogue a waste of time. However, that little word “seems” sticks out to me. It is a word of perception, of observational understanding, but things aren’t often how they seem. In fact, I have …

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I am going through my third manuscript today one more time before I send it off to another set of eyes to be edited. This scene with Luis (a wounded WWI soldier) and his nurse, who he is growing fond of, is the kind of thing I love to write. We all ask hard questions, …

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The sun always makes me feel industrious, so on bright mornings I write or edit. My favorite spot to be on these cold wintry mornings is in my dining room which has both a south and east facing window. The south window hosts an arrangement of plants: various succulents, orchids, African violets, and a Christmas …

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I thought I would share a taste of my main character’s struggle. She processes through what she’s done and her frustration of not remembering with clarity, mainly by keeping a journal. Her tumultuous thoughts pour forth in first person as each chapter starts until the timelines meet, and they both accelerate past the “event.” Amnesia …

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I wrote this several years ago. I was stepping out of a time when migraines were almost a daily occurrence and fitting words together to form a coherent thought was at times challenging. I am thankful that I didn’t give up being . . . me. Thank God those days of constant head pain seem …

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