Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Writing Tool Just A Click Away

The sun is shining, the humidex is climbing, the story is flat lining, the horse is wonderful, and the weeds are a pain. Yes, that sums up my life as of late. Missing you all. Lifting you up in prayer as I chauffeur daughters here and there, weed a lot, take care of Donner, and procrastinate from figuring out impossible story fixes.

But this post isn't about me, just thought I'd give you all an update, though. :)

I have something far more wonderful to share today. Many of you have probably already been blessed by knowing Jeannie Campbell, aka, The Character Therapist, but if you haven't, you're in for a real treat. She is a living breathing writing tool with a wonderful blog filled with character therapist reference info that's invaluable in creating three-dimensional, realistic characters. If your character has baggage, or even if he/she doesn't have a sordid past, the first place to go is Jeannie's blog to see how you can make he/she ring true to life.

Here's a short Bio on Jeannie Campbell:

Jeannie Campbell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She is Head of Clinical Services for a large non-profit and enjoys working mainly with children and couples. She has a Masters of Divinity in Psychology and Counseling and bachelors degrees in both psychology and journalism. Two of Jeannie’s “therapeutic romance” manuscripts have garnered the high praise of being finalists in the Genesis Contest for unpublished writers, sponsored by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), of which she is an active member. She writes a popular monthly column for Christian Fiction Online Magazine and has been featured in many other e-zines, newspapers, and blogs.

I hope you will all head over to Jeannie's new website and blog to find a writing tool worth bookmarking for good!

May your characters draw your readers into their world, and may they help your readers grow too! Till next time, may life be a swell of sunshine and happiness to you and yours.

Surrendering to Him,



Katie Ganshert said...

Love her!

Jessica Nelson said...

I'm sorry to hear about the story, Eileen! If you want to do any brainstorming, I'm available. ;-)
Jeannie is pretty awesome!

Robyn Campbell said...

Eileen, the story will work itself out. You just need to brainstorm while with the horse, weeding the garden, taking a walk. Those are the best times to think and ponder on our stories. :-)

I'm doing a Jeannie post June 15th. She's the coolest. She really helped me through one of my character's dry spells and made my story more lively and entertaining because of her advice.


Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

eileen - thanks for the kind words and opening your blog up to tell others about my service. i really appreciate you!

katie - love you back!

jessica - i'm excited to see you at conference!

robyn - looking forward to the 15th!

Loree Huebner said...
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Loree Huebner said...

Eileen: I'll offer too...always here if you need to brainstorm.

Thanks for the introduction to Jeannie's blog...will check it out.
Hi Jeannie!

Eileen, Enjoy your precious moments with the family, the horse, and the weeds!...hey weeding is like might come up with something great for your book while pulling and tugging away.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Hi ladies. Nice to hear from you all!

Jeannie really is a marvel. By sharing her talent she's such a gift!

Loree, I'm hating blogger still. It seems that every other blog I visit won't let me leave a comment (yours included). You don't have comment reply available for me to email my response to your post so I'm leaving it here in hopes that you get it. "Oh, Loree, when I started reading this post I was thinking physically buff (which I am NOT), so glad you turned it to the intellectual side!! Hee hee.

At this stage in my life I guess I'd be considered a horse mom buff. Though weed buff is pulling up a close second. Tell me, why DID God invent weeds?"

Jeanette Levellie said...

We understand; we've all been there. I have my 8 year old granddaughter for a month right now,so am cutting back on s.n.'ing a bit.

I've heard all good about Jeannie.

Sarah Forgrave said...

Two of my favorite ladies in the same place! :)

Hope things settle down for you soon, Eileen!

Loree Huebner said...

Eileen: Thanks for answering on your blog! I know that Blogger is still hiccuping all over the place.
I even got a few comments on twitter from some friends who couldn't post either. Hopefully, it will get fixed soon.

I loved your horse mom buff answer!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

eileen - i'll have to tell the author your kind comments about her book. i'm sure she'll appreciate them. wonder what's up with blogger not letting people comment?

at any rate - thanks again for having me on your blog today! :)

Melissa Sarno said...

I just discovered the character therapist yesterday! She's doing wonderful things, I hear. Good luck with the weeds and 'impossible' story fixes. :-)