JB’S JOURNAL FOR WRITERS A SECOND LOOK

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PROBLEMS WITH BACKSTORY?

JB’s Journal for Writers is a weekly newsletter dedicated to the writer who never has enough time and is crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help writers sell books.

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 SETH EXCERPT FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT

Seldom escaping from his lips were the foreign words, “Thank you.” Examining Elena’s efforts, Captain Boyd Turner mumbled approval. Time was short. Given his semblance of approval, she hurried to complete the decorations in their home. Everything must be perfect. Their daughter Alyssa was coming home to celebrate her recent graduation with magna cum laude honors from Ohio State. She’d earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology and now worked in a medical clinic in Columbus.

Boyd would have none of the effort to prepare for the party. He’d reserve his energy and gaiety for the moment Alyssa returned home. She, unlike any other, made him happy.

Pouring himself a cup of coffee, he returned to the living room, watched Elena. He’d decided years ago their marriage was a mistake. The biggest one he made. And permanent. The Catholic Church and Alyssa glued them together. Divorce was not an option—only tolerance.

 

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