Jennifer Foehner Wells is the author of the Confluence series and an upcoming space opera called The Druid Gene. Her books, with exceptionally beautiful covers, are easy to spot online and have garnered thousands of reviews. Join us at Keystroke Medium as we discuss science fiction, writing, and what it takes to be successful.
Wells talks about her early career and how to gain confidence as a writer. She found two local groups of writers, the first was mostly women's fiction, the second was all about science fiction. To this day, the second groups still meets and interacts. In this interview, she explains some rules for being part of a writing group; including enough time to read the story and the types of feedback that are helpful. After only minutes talking with Wells, it is clear she would a fun part of any discussion.
Many writers will enjoy the details of her writing process. Wells spoke about planning but was also eloquent about writing from the imagination. Josh asked about her favorite characters to write and the difference between writing short and long fiction.
Her success seems organic. Compared to other guests, she became a smash-hit right from the beginning. Some of this had to do with her being very engaged on Twitter back when it was a more viable form of social media. Wells tells an engaging story and puts out some entertaining content for viewers and listeners.
As a bonus, Wells tells us the story about the day she met George R. R. Martin.
Check out all of Jennifer's books on Amazon here: Jennifer Foehner Wells books
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