South West Writers

Jenny Alexander

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About the Author

I love writing and I’ll have a go at anything! Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, anthologies, plays, poems, magazine articles, CDRom, apps… In a career spanning 20+ years, I’ve written works of all kinds and for all ages. I teach a wide variety of workshops, some including creative dreaming and image-work as part of the writer’s process, welcoming participants of all ages and stages of experience. I grew up in London, spent my twenties in the Shetland Isles and have lived in Cornwall ever since.

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Recent Publications

When a Writer Isn't Writing: How to Beat Your Blocks, Be Published and Find Your Flow , Five Lanes Press , 2015
Get Writing! , Apple App
The Binding , A and C Black , 2015
Writing in the House of Dreams , Five Lanes Press , 2014

Current Events/Projects

I teach a rolling programme of evening and one-day workshops in East Cornwall (details on my website) and further afield, by invitation - my recent bookings include two series of workshops with a group of home-educated children, guest speaker+workshop at a residential in Lamorna, an afternoon workshop for the Society of Authors in London, a one-day workshop for a writing group in Lostwithiel and two workshops with young people in Orkney.

Awards and Residencies

'How to Get What You Want, by Peony Pinker' was a Blue Peter Book Club Choice
'Car-mad Jack and the Speedy Sports Car' was Highly Commended in the Red House Children's Book Awards
'Land's End to John o'Groats' won best non-fiction in Junior Education Books of the Year

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