|Posted by Stuart Hughes on October 17, 2011 at 5:10 AM|
Derby Scribes member Jennifer Brown talks to Hampton Reviews about her short story "Leaving Jessica" - published in the Derby Scribes 2011 Anthology.
Jennifer says, "The Derby Scribes Anthology is a collection of stories written by a group of talented amateur writers. Everybody in the group is always kicking off new projects; mine is a children’s story whose plot came straight from the storyline generator on the Script Frenzy organization website. A generous king sets out to rid the world of bad pop music. Can such a crazy idea translate into a good tale? I’ll let you know!
"Writing my piece for the anthology wasn’t just about coming up with something to contribute, it was about the challenge of writing a totally original piece where all the world-building and character development had to be within that one story. I’d cut my writing teeth on fanfiction, and was used to being able to jump straight in with a rounded character that my audience already knew. Going without that was hard, but made completion all the more satisfying."