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Jennifer Brown - Derby Scribes 2011 Anthology author interviewed

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."

Read the full interview.

Categories: Derby Scribes 2011 Anthology, Interviews, Anthologies - multiple authors

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