Introducing Wise Woman Jennifer Fabiano
Like many successful writers, Jennifer has honed her writing skills through the communication arts for the past 25 years. As co-owner of a Scottsdale advertising and marketing firm, her desire to branch out from penning strategic plans, corporate branding bibles and radio spots has led her to now write what she truly loves: creative nonfiction. She has been published most recently in The Blue Guitar and Raising Arizona Kids.
When did you begin your journey with Wise Women Write?
I have been with Wise Women for almost two years now, and it has helped me tremendously. Our group has encouraged and motivated me to get my work out there! Without these incredible women, I would still be just journaling alone at home.
Are you ever nervous about sharing your work?
Of course! We’re all human and a bit shy about sharing our truths, but Diane keeps the atmosphere very nurturing so that we can all grow and learn as writers. We really support one another and act as cheerleaders so we celebrate our individual successes in publishing as a group. It is such a pleasure!
What advice can you give a new writer?
Keep writing! Write in the car as you’re waiting somewhere; write in the dentist’s office before your cleaning appointment; write at home for as long as you can. The process of getting your words down on paper or on your computer will help you see if what you have is something you want to expand upon. Oh, and read! You need to study your craft and that means reading the genre you are writing. Also, crossover into other genres as well so you can see how published authors use the written word.
What are you reading now?
I usually have a nonfiction book or two and one fiction book going at the same time. Right now, I am reading The Tao Of Writing: Imagine. Create. Flow. by Ralph L. Wahlstrom and Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life by one of my very favorite authors, Natalie Goldberg. I am also just beginning Still Life: A Novel by Joy Fielding, which looks to be very suspenseful. I love to read and visit the library, but my Kindle is one of my favorite electronic devices to keep handy. It’s perfect for travel because you can literally bring 5, 10, 20 or more books with you all in one small device! It doesn’t take the place of “paper” books, but it sure is a great tool for travel for voracious readers like me!
What advice do you have to writers who want to see their work in print?
Keep at it. Enter contests, send your work out there, attend writer’s conferences to make connections in the industry. Join a writer’s group such as Wise Women if you can. This will help you find the support you need to pursue getting published.
What are you working on now?
I am busy promoting my book Savor the Love. I hope it will help you capture some of the funny or touching things your children have said. You can also find me at www.jenniferfabiano.com