Jean Wilson Murray

About me

Jean Wilson Murray has been writing non-fiction and teaching for over 30 years. She has several published non-fiction books, but is now expanding into fiction, specifically historical novels set in the U.S.

From my website

How Poetry Adds to Fiction Writing

Happy April – Happy National Poetry month! I love poetry, and read it off and on. I also love discovering new poets. The poetry I enjoy tends to be reflective, not love poems but about life and nature and the … Continue reading →

Two Ways to Jump-Start Your Novel – Or Procrastinate Creatively

It depends on how you look at it. I’ve found two ways to get started writing again on my novel. Unfortunately, neither actually involves writing the novel. They both involve getting deeper into the novel and working out structure. Both … Continue reading →

5 Things ‘House of Cards’ Taught Me About Novel Writing

I just finished watching all 13 episodes of House of Cards, the second season. Wow! I reserve my superlatives for only the best, and this is it.  I give it 10 stars! But as I was caught up in the … Continue reading →

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