Copyright © 2015 Jerry Dunne
About the blog
On my blog, I strive to offer fresh perspectives on developing the craft of fiction writing and the imagination which surrounds it, and not just for children’s writing and not just for the aspiring writer. The experienced writer struggling to master a new genre or writing format (the short story, for example) may well find some useful tips amongst my topics. Subjects include the trickiness of writing the children’s short story, character development for the short story, developing original short story ideas to developing an original fantasy idea, what is meant by original genre fiction and who best to critique your writing. Some posts, such as who decides what makes a great children’s story or what makes Roald Dahl such a successful children’s writer can be enjoyed by the general reader interested in children’s fiction. Check out the archives for more titles.
Something about me
I remember one time as a child I stood in a large, deep cavern that echoed my voice in a way I had never experienced before. I remember standing for quite some time, shouting out many words and thinking how wonderful and thrilling but also strange and eerie to hear those deep cavern walls throwing my words back at me so clearly yet also mysteriously, especially my name and little secrets about me.
Well, the story is an echo, too; a powerful and artistic echo of human emotion. Stories echo our ambitions and struggles, our loves and hates, our courage and fears, our weaknesses and strengths, our failures and successes. To put it more succinctly, stories echo all that we are and all that we desire to be.
I never grow tired of shooting out words and hearing them echoed back at me, feeling the wonder and the thrill of it, yet at the same time feeling how strange and eerie it all is to hear my ideas and secrets thrown back at me from the enigmatic depths of the story. Just like when I was a child making my voice echo off the deep cavern walls. That is why I write and will always write!
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Jerry Dunne lives in West Yorkshire, UK.
He writes fiction for adults and children and adult non-fiction.
These works are all published as eBooks and can be bought at Smashwords, Amazon and on various other eBook sites. Amazon also sells them as paperbacks.
Visit the author’s blog: http://www.jerrydunne.com
Books by Jerry Dunne
THE TROUBLED HOUSEHUSBAND
Chatter & Squeal Racing Series
ON GEORGE’S DAY
HERE COMES THE ROOSTER!
Cop Girl Mystery/Detective Series
COP GIRL UNDER FIRE
COP GIRL TRACKS PETNAPPERS
COP GIRL CHASES SMOKING WEASEL
Short Story Collection
MY STINKY PARENTS AND OTHER STORIES
HOW TO WRITE CHILDREN’S SHORT STORIES (FOR THE MIDDLE READER)
HOW TO DEVELOP (IMAGINATIVE, INSIGHTFUL & CREDIBLE) SHORT STORY IDEAS
Collection of Sayings
SAYINGS (INSIGHT, HUMOUR & IRONY)
Find out more about Jerry’s writing at his blog jerrydunne.com.
To find out more about my books and read an extract from them, click on their tab name under “My Books” tab on this site.
You can buy Jerry’s books on any Amazon site. They are also for sale in many of the other online stores such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.
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