Donavin, Louisa, and the Volcano

Last night in my local writing group we were given 15 Minutes to write from this prompt. (Please note, beyond spelling, this is not edited) *Write a scenario where a character has an atypical reaction to a tragic event.* Donavin and Louisa sank into the couch as the TV news signaled an emergency alert. Donavin […]


A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

*NO SPOILERS* Since I finished my draft, I decided to do some reading as a way of cleansing my brain and letting my draft percolate. I searched through my books and found A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas that I had bought for myself for this past Christmas. OH MY GOD. Okay… […]


Hey you guys!!!

I know it’s been a while since you last heard from me, but trust me, it was for a good reason. I finished my 1st draft of my novel! My novel about Pine Whitecourt and all her magic, drama, and weird creature life! I am SO excited. I finished with the feeling of “damn, this […]


So here’s the thing…

Life definitely can get in the way. I hit a stretch of at least a month where I rarely wrote. It made me super sad. Then the past few weeks I’ve been making sure to write everyday. Even for a little while. I joined a group where we challenge each other to write for at […]


I’m stuck :(

No, I’m not stuck between the bed and the wall. I’m stuck with writing. It’s not that I don’t know what is going to happen next. I know. I’ve got it mapped out. But man, life is just crazy right now. I have two other jobs that are rather time consuming, I have signed up […]

Here I am

Hello! My name is Jennifer Banks, and I am a writer. This blog will be about my writing journey and all of its ups and downs, as well as a few posts about other creative projects and my pets.  I hope you enjoy it! And welcome! Jen