(July 2005 – present)
Argh Ink has been Jenny’s personal blog and online journal for over a decade. There’s a lot of stuff there divided into a lot of categories and she frequently chats with fellow readers in the comments, which are usually the best part of the blog.
The blogs below are no long active but they were fun while they lasted and, in some cases, archives remain available online.
He Wrote, She Wrote: Crusie Mayer Dueling Blog
(January 2006 – December 2006)
In 2005, Bob Mayer and Jenny Crusie wrote Don’t Look Down without killing each other, a miracle in itself. “He Wrote, She Wrote” is the continuing saga of their partnership during 2006, the Year From Hell, promoting DLD and writing their next work of genius, Agnes and the Hitman. Warning: Some Violence and Much Strong Language.
He Wrote, She Wrote: Online Writing Workshop
(January 2007 – December 2007)
A year-long workshop, updated twice weekly, on the craft of writing a novel presented by NY Times best-selling authors Jenny Crusie and Bob Mayer who have over 45 books published between them (visit CrusieMayer.com). They’ll tell you what’s worked for them, you follow your instincts about what works for you and leave the rest. There are many roads to Oz, the workshop covers two of them. Includes a workshop syllabus and FAQs.
He Wrote, She Wrote, Again
(June 2020 – November 2020)
Jenny and Bob start blogging again while sheltering in place (one in Tennessee and the other in New Jersey). Each weekly post highlighted a different writing topic with a link to their first discussion of it from their 2007 Online Workshop followed by a current chat transcript where they talked about how much smarter they were now, and how they agreed or disagreed with our old opinions, taking examples from their current writing projects as well as what they were reading and watching at the time.
(May 2010 – June 2012)
A project that Lani Diane Rich and Jenny worked on, watching one romantic comedy a week and analyzing it in a podcast to see what they could learn from it. In nine months they went in chronological order from It Happened One Night to Enchanted and learned that while the RomCom Run might be a standard, the Big Misunderstanding is death to any plot. The program continued in other genres, all of them focused on learning how to write better stories. The program is finished, but there’s a wealth of information over there in the archives, along with the chance to hear Jenny and Lani laugh a lot.
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes Blog
(February 2006 – July 2007)
Behind the scenes blog where authors Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dryer and Anne Stuart shared their thoughts and told stories about writing the novel, The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes, together.
Dogs and Goddesses Blog
(November 2007 – January 2009)
Behind the scenes blog where authors Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich shared their thoughts and told stories about writing the novel, Dogs and Goddesses, together.