Argh Ink (July 2005 – present)
Jenny’s personal blog and her online journal for over a decade. There’s a lot of stuff there divided into a lot of categories from Arts & Crafts to Reviews & Rants to her Works in Progress, Writing Craft, Writing Life etc. She chats with fellow readers in the comments, which are usually the best part of the blog.
The Writing/Romance Project (September 2015 – March 2016)
[This blog is in maintenance mode due to technical problems Jenny hasn’t gotten around to solving yet.) A series of very short blog posts that introduce the basic concepts of writing fiction. Designed as introductions to longer chapters, they’re intended as summaries of the essentials, a kind of primer for fiction writers. Each post begins with the key concept, followed by a short explanation, followed by illustrations or diagrams, an example, and a short troubleshooting suggestion.
Popcorn Dialogues (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.
These blogs were active YEARS ago and are now untethered and floating somewhere in the ether. They were fun while they lasted, though.
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.
Crusie Mayer 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.
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.
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.