All my life I've savored adventure, travel and stories of courage, but limited finances and time made me turn to the keyboard. In fiction I find breath-taking excitement, along with hair-pulling frustration when I try to create on paper the visions of my stories.
My writer's journey has brought valued friendships with authors who have published dozens of novels, with fellow writers who have finished their first novels and dream of publishing them, and with those writers who have only experienced their stories in dreams and have yet to put pen to paper to write their first words of fiction. I look forward to sharing my journey with family and dear friends, and making new friends with people like you in the reading and publishing community.
In fiction I hope to share my stories with you, and I hope you enjoy the special worlds I create.
I'm a Nebraska/Iowa native and Colorado transplant, and graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver. With my husband and daughters, I enjoy skiing, tennis and travel.
If you're like me and are drawn to create new worlds and characters, please visit my WRITING page and read my articles on craft and the writer's journey. If you enjoy my novels and/or articles, I'd love to hear from you!
I enjoy speaking at book club meetings. I can share my writer's journey to publication, the story behind my novels, what inspires me, and share my experiences with publishers and agents. Please contact me at janet at janetlane dot net.
I enjoy presenting! My workshops have been well received at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold conference, at RMFW monthly program presentations, and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. My workshops include Setting your Characters Free,", "Scene-sational" and "Editor and Agent Appointment Cram Course. I present on many aspects of writing both fiction and non-fiction.
American Human Assn - protecting children and animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect for over 130 years.
Writer sites - on the writer's journey
Writer sites - craft, courses I've found helpful
www.discoveringstorymagic.com - Laura Baker and Robin Perini's dynamite plotting concept will quickly inspire you and enrich the story of your heart!
http://margielawson.com/ - See Margie's workshop schedule - I especially enjoyed her courses, Empowering Characters' Emotions and her editing workshop. She presents both live in cities across the country (and world!), and on-line.