Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Future Student

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Jenn Powers and I will be attending WestConn in the fall.  I write fiction: short-shorts, short stories, novels, and novellas.  I am a previously unpublished writer but submit my work constantly.  As R.V. Cassill said, "A writer's apprenticeship isn't over until his first million words have been written."  I'm getting there...
I hope the program will be able to help pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses and possibly accelerate where I want to go. I'm excited to find my niche.  I love adventure, new experiences and challenges that help me grow as an individual and as an aspiring writer. 
I'm 34 years old and I am so excited to have this chance to attend WestConn.  I'm looking forward to meeting all of you at school and at the residencies.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing me.  I bring maddening, inspiring, interesting life experiences and I believe professors and mentors and fellow writers have those experiences as well and we can all benefit from such symbiotic relationships.  It's about tapping into the human condition inside those experiences that interconnects all of us.  Those experiences can be turned into stories, the pain and joy injected into our characters, and we can all benefit from reading those stories that bleed onto the page.
Thank you. 

Truly,
Jenn Powers

13 comments:

Brian Clements said...

Welcome, Jenn!

Jenn Powers said...

Thank you!

Derrick said...

Welcome Jenn, I look forward to reading your stuff! Catch you at the next residency. -Derrick

amcannon said...

Welcome Jenn!

Ron Samul said...

Welcome Jen,
Can't wait to hear your words, share ideas, and be part of your career as a professional writer.

Be well,
Ron

Brian Thiem said...

Congratulations on your acceptance, Jenn. I look forward to meeting you.

Brian

ACW said...

Welcome, Jenn! Your enthusiasm is wonderful!

Anne

Jane K. Cleland said...
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Jane K. Cleland said...

I'm looking forward to meeting you and to working with you!

Best, Jane

Jane K. Cleland
www.janecleland.net

Jenn Powers said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I can't wait!

Jane K. Cleland said...

What's your primary genre?

Jenn Powers said...

Mainly contemporary drama and psychological thrillers. I also dabble in horror, romance and fantasy. Some memoir/non-fiction. I like to experiment writing short stories. My first novel was about alcoholism (fiction) but I didn't like it and put it away. My second novel was better and it was a psychological thriller/family drama about a serial killer. I received some positive and negative feedback, which is better than nothing. I plan on rewriting my second one or writing a new novel this summer before school. Sometimes I have difficulty categorizing my pieces--maybe you all can help me at some point!

David Griffith said...

Welcome Jenn, I look forward to meeting you at the summer residency. Nice seeing another psychological thriller writer coming in.