Archive | October, 2013

Edit Your Manuscript While Listening to Text-to-Speech Readers

30 Oct

icon for audio

  Thanks to The Digital Reader, I read the post by Morris Rosenthal of Foner Books that detailed how he uses the text-to-speech (TTS) function on his Kindle as a proofreading aid for his writing. I don’t have a Kindle, so I wondered if I could do the same with Microsoft Word, and after a quick […]

Throwback Thursday: Scary Witch Tongue

17 Oct

Jeannie M. Bushnell at five years old with Halloween witch mask.

Miley Cyrus has nothing on the five year old version of Jeannie. I dropped the scary witch mask and decided to stick out my tongue. Apparently, this was a more terrifying image to me than the mask. I find that mask disturbing today, and I cannot imagine what would make me choose it as a […]

Throwback Thursday: Halloween as Dolly Parton

10 Oct

JMBushnell as Dolly Parton

I was raised in a house of country music. I can sing along to all the “vintage” tunes of the likes of Dolly, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Jeannie C. Riley, and the rest of the musical brat pack of their day. For my first ever “Throwback Thursday,” I give you me, age 9, […]

Biting Into the New Adult Romance Genre: Manual Exposure

6 Oct

book cover for New Adult Romance Manual Exposure Jeannie M. Bushnell

The first chapter of my manuscript, “Manual Exposure,” is available (free of charge) for you to read at Harlequin’s annual “So You Think You Can Write” writing contest, on the Wattpad site. The contest is open to writers wishing to publish in the “New Adult” Romance genre. The new genre is about the time in […]


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