JENNIE JARVIS

Jennie Jarvis is an award-winning writer, story consultant, and college educator Her work has appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Florida Writer, Bad Apple Zine, Qu Literary Magazine, and more. Her textbook, Crafting the Character Arc: A Practical Guide to Character Creation and Development, is used in creative writing classes worldwide. She received my MFA in Creative Writing from the Queens University of Charlotte and currently teaches film writing at Full Sail University.  

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THE WORKS OF JENNIE JARVIS

The works below are just a small sample of Jennie's published work.

CRAFTING THE CHARACTER ARC, TEXTBOOK

PUBLISHED BY BEATING WINDWARD PRESS

Many writers believe once they have their basic plot points in place, their stories are destined to succeed. But many narratives fall flat between those plot points and lose their audience before the big finish. Engaging the audience and moving the story forward in every scene is the responsibility of the characters, not the plot. But while many books on the craft of writing state that characters need to be three dimensional and change, a beginning writer isn’t always sure how to turn these rather abstract ideas into concrete craft on the page.

Crafting the Character Arc offers a practical guide to character creation and development by expanding upon the concept of the character arc and creating a step-by-step guide for writers to ensure that their characters are dynamic and engaging. Using narrative examples from multiple platforms, including novels, films and games, this is the essential guide for helping writers create an active and well-defined character arc.

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TOXIC, SHORT SCREENPLAY

PUBLISHED BY Qu Literary Magazine

Sixteen-year-old Alice was raised by her mother in an underground bunker. But when her mother suddenly dies, Alice isn’t sure what to do. She was given strict instructions of what her mother wanted her to do if something like this occurred – clean the house, shut down the system, and take poison so she, too, can die like her mother. She is almost ready to follow the instructions and even places the poison in her mouth, but then she realizes - Alice wants to live.

CONDOMS AND HOT TUBS DON'T MIX: AN ANTHOLOGY OF AWKWARD SEXCAPADES

PUBLISHED BY BEATING WINDWARD PRESS

Sex isn't always the romantic experiences we read about in novels or see in the movies. Oftentimes is silly or messy or awkward. This collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry seeks to look at the funny and sometimes heartbreaking encounters that are human sexual experiences. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology are donated to Planned Parenthood. 

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“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”