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    Posted by Gillian Fernandez on 6 March 2020 at 14:46

    Hi,

    I joined Jericho Writers a few weeks back and have been really enjoying the videos. Now I have ventured further and found Coffee & Cake.

    About me: I’m a published writer, short stories only. Personal responsibilities took me away from writing for some years, but now I am back. And with a vengeance! I am currently working on the first of a series of books that are romance based but also historical. Although I write romance fiction by reading tastes are very diverse.

    Hope to find a friend or two on here.

    Best

    Gill

    Gillian Fernandez replied 3 years, 11 months ago 8 Members · 18 Replies
  • 18 Replies
  • Gillian Fernandez

    Member
    7 March 2020 at 09:52

    Currency? I hope it’s a strong one. Thanks for the welcome.

  • katies

    Member
    8 March 2020 at 21:17

    Hi Gillian

    I love me a bit of historical romance.

    Have you joined the historical fiction group?  They’re very friendly!

    K

    • Gillian Fernandez

      Member
      8 March 2020 at 22:19

      Hi Katie,

      Not yet, but have had a quick peek and will probably ask to join next week. 🙂

      • Unknown Member

        Deleted User
        9 March 2020 at 08:19

        I wish I could write romance, there is a big hole in my heart, that bleeds romance. It’s like there is a void, that fills in the gaps, and I find myself learning all those things that could have happened, but didn’t, because I’m not a girl. It’s like every female is a cheater, and every man a loser. Every moment becomes an excruciating tale of woe and loss. Though it is rare for these things to happen, in the male writing world.

        • Gillian Fernandez

          Member
          9 March 2020 at 08:53

          You know some men do write romance, just as some women write in genres usually thought of as more masculine. I firmly believe that writing is not gender-specific. 

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    9 March 2020 at 07:11

    Hello, please to meet you. I am absolutely brand new here. I feel like a nervous kitten, slinking by wall right now. 

    Ooh, I write fantasy. However, I am as of yet, an unpublished writer. 

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      9 March 2020 at 09:38

      Hey EC, I’m kinda new too, do you think writing is gender specific?

      • Unknown Member

        Deleted User
        9 March 2020 at 10:16

        Hello Samaulle,

        Pleased to meet you. I do not think writing is gender specific. In this day and age, we shouldn’t have gender specific or even race specific anything.

        Let’s be fair to everyone and open the gates of creativity and not bind it up with stereotyping.

        • frank-carver

          Member
          21 March 2020 at 11:34

          I completely agree that anyone can write anything, but the challenge seems to be with reader expectations. Just as (for example) romance readers expect to see certain types of cover image and title, they often expect to see a certain type of name on the cover. From what I understand it’s pretty common for female romance writers to use a more “romantic” pen name, and that goes double for men.
          Sadly, if you don’t meet these genre expectations, it seems likely that your book will languish unread, and who wants that?

          • Gillian Fernandez

            Member
            21 March 2020 at 11:45

            True. When I wrote fiction for women’s magazines I had three different pen names. One homely, cosy sounding name for the feel-good stories, a more sophisticated name for the more racy stuff and a man’s name for those stories with a male POV.

  • Holly Jericho

    Member
    9 March 2020 at 08:56

    It’s great to have you here, Gillian! 

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    9 March 2020 at 10:38

    I don’t think this is for me. Facts/ History/ Biography. Personal courage and bravery/ survival. Mostly in crisis/war/terror situations are my interests. AND how to market one’s work.

  • mary-kathleenmehuron

    Member
    9 March 2020 at 11:29

    Nice to “meet” you Gill. I am writing from Vermont in the United States where I’m just recovering from the flu (yuck). It makes me wonder about the Corona virus. No cases out here in the country yet. How about where you are?

    So far, I have written four women’s fiction novels.  

    • Gillian Fernandez

      Member
      9 March 2020 at 18:19

      Hi Mary Kathleen, thanks for your greeting. Hope you are fully well soon. I believe if you are young and fit with no underlying health problems Coronavirus can be relatively mild and not lethal. The bug seems to prefer elderly men and people with underlying health problems. It is still on the increase here and crazy things are happening like people panic buying loo rolls and bacterial wipes. Some on the ball and fast writer should get busy with an apocalypse novel. We’ve had all the ingredients in 2020. Fire and flood in Australia. Locust plagues in Africa. Floods in the UK and Coronavirus worldwide. Add in the meltdown on the stock markets and it’s all there. Any volunteers here do you think?

  • andrew-lunn

    Member
    12 March 2020 at 20:04

    Welcome to Jericho…. only been here a short time myself.  The locals seem friendly enough.  Pull up a chair and watch the unfolding apocalypse with us.  

  • frank-carver

    Member
    21 March 2020 at 11:27

    HI Everyone. I’m another refugee from the virus chaos who’s washed up on the (hopefully friendly) shores of Jericho Writers. I mostly write romance and cozy mysteries at the moment, but I have more novel ideas fighting for release in my head than I know what to do with. In theory, alone time is good for writing, but we all need a bit of social interaction at times, so I thought I’d sign in here!

  • Jane Markland

    Member
    21 March 2020 at 11:30

    Hi Gill, lovely to meet you, I’m looking forward to hearing more about your books, I am writing contemporary romantic mystery type books, so hopefully we can learn from each other.  

    • Gillian Fernandez

      Member
      21 March 2020 at 11:38

      Hey, great to meet up with another romance writer.