Contact Me

If you need to contact me, or just want to have a chat:

Email: jodiellewellyn [at] gmail [dot] com

If you would like me to review your novel, please see my Review Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I absolutely love the layout of your blog. What widget did you use to create the side profile and the tracker for your book?

A: The image and opening text is the “Gravatar” widget. The tracker comes from Critique Circle and is called a word meter. It can be found here and added to your sidebar using a “Text” widget.

Q: I have seen you reading/reviewing a fair number of Two stars it seems lately …… I actually feel bad that you go through and read so many bad books…

A. I find book reviewing really interesting, because I can read something and be like “meh” and other people will read it and be like OMG THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER! So it really depends on personal taste.

I generally have a 50 page rule. I’ll read 50 pages and if I’m not fussed then I’ll put it down, but when review copies of books are sent to be from publishers then I will take the time to read the entire novel.

I enjoy reading average books, but it really makes me sit down and think about what it is that makes them so average. And then of course, when I stumble across an amazing book it makes it that much more exciting!

49 Responses to Contact Me

  1. Hey Jodie. I’m not a publisher but I do do reviews. Also a 26 yr old Australian author (dystopian but not YA.) Are you letting people read and review your book, or keeping it under wraps until you find a publisher?

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  2. dtynan90 says:

    Hey Jodie, Thanks for following my blog ‘Cultura’. I had a lot of issues with WordPress, so I’ve just relocated everything blogspot, if you’re interested.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Darren

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  3. Mrs Inger Anna Jones says:

    Hi,
    Not sure how you feel about blog-awards, but I have nominated your blog for the Lighthouse Award. I just recently started following your blog and I really enjoy it. http://mrsingerannajones.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/day-259-the-lighthouse-award-2/

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  4. lenwtaylor says:

    Hi Jodie. Just dropping in to say thank you for liking my initial post. I just browsed your blog and I think it’s great!
    As to my writing schedule, I shoot for 2 hours a day with no word count limit. Presently I am proofreading/editing my next novel and that is a challenge in itself.
    I look forward to reading your future posts and maybe chatting sometime.
    Have a great day!

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  5. Jodie

    Wanted to thank you for being one of the most consistent Followers of my story, ONE PERCENT SOLUTION. I’m glad you like it.

    Best wishes down under. Regards, Gregory James

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  6. colanetbiz says:

    Hey Jodie, Thanks for reading and liking my post on writesomethingtoday.com. Nice site. Have a g’day.

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  7. Drew Llew says:

    Hi Jodie – just stopping by to say thanks for reading my blog and dropping me a ‘like’ on my post ‘wherever I lay my hat’. Much appreciated.

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  8. Hi Jodie – my name is Chris and I’m following your blog on WordPress. I’ve noticed that you write a lot, often in sci-fi, and I was wondering if you could help me out. I’ve been writing my high school senior thesis and I need some people to peer edit for me. I’ve asked some other WordPress followers already and I haven’t received much help. Would you mind taking a few minutes to read it over and make some edits for me? Even if you can only edit a small portion, that would be really helpful. The thesis is on my WordPress site TechnologChris, under “My Tech” and under “Senior Thesis”. Thank you very much!

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  9. Andrew Blais says:

    I’m glad you liked my story. Thank you.

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  10. kibishi01 says:

    Hey Jodie.
    I appreciate you looking at my blog. You have a great page here. Full with resources for writers.

    Ricky

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  11. writinglizzy says:

    Wow Jodie, your blog is an inspiration, I love the quotes and pictures, keep up the good work!
    Elizabeth

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  12. L.B. Fox says:

    From one writer to another, I find your blog a great read!

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  13. Rafe the Necromancer says:

    Hello Jodie! I am impressed by your work and your blog! I am not sure if you are aware, since I only found out myself a few days ago, but there is a blogging award called the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, and I have presented it to you, along with some others with noteworthy blogs. For more info, see my post http://rafethenecromancer.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/the-dragons-loyalty-award/. Have a great week, and I wish you the best of luck with your writing and everything you do!

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  14. minireeses says:

    I wanted to say thank you for reading my work, and also! I find yours fascinating! I am glad to have looked at it. -m.

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  15. LenTaylorWrites says:

    Liking your blog very much. I understand your interest in chapter length. I find that the action and setting drive the length. In one novel I am editing (my own work) I have chapter of 1000 words and another of almost 5000 words. For me it depends on what is happening and how involved it is. This novel has 28 chapters and is about 62,000 words. I am also four chapters into to a western and the word count on that is around 28000. Good luck with your writing. I do edit and digitally
    publish authors, so if you need publishing help drop me a line on my blog. Cheers!

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  16. Almark says:

    Hello, thank you for liking my Solitude post, I hope that it touches you and gives you peace to read it. I hope we talk soon.

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  17. mikemadigan says:

    Good Eve, Ms. Jodie..
    Thank you for reading my work, it’s dashingly appreciated! I admire your blog very much.. hope to stay in touch.

    Yours,
    Mike

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  18. hello! nice layout here, and form a fellow ‘red bull addict’, keep writing! take care-

    jason in minneapolis;)

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  19. T D Hutch says:

    What do you use to show the word count on the sidebar of your blog?

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  20. Hey! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! 🙂 You can read the post here: https://thelibrarylife.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/liebster-nominations/

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  21. Courtney says:

    It’s a sublime joy to find writers like you. You’re a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for pushing us to be the best we can be!

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  22. jcm3rockstar says:

    I saw you liked a post on my blog; please, feel free to read the short stories there. There is a link to my book there; I will have to look into “Sector 12” sometime. During June I plan to participate in the writing 101 exercise.

    Your blog is amazing – I am impressed. 🙂

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  23. Bella Blog says:

    What’s YA? YA sci-fi?

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  24. I am so glad I have a day off from writing THE SERIAL KILLER OF BUSH STREET today. It game me time to discover how much I enjoy reading your blog, and for me, it’s like I’ve found a writer friends that loves to “shop talk” about writing, et al. Your blog will be a good spot for me to visit when I need a good break to be filled with laughter and interesting chat time. Thanks!

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  25. lanodb says:

    The Meandering Matriarch has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. In accepting this Award, I am required to nominate fifteen other blogs which I feel are deserving of this recognition. So I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. I apologize in that it takes a bit of time, but I am new at all this and feel it might be a good form of recognition if you choose to participate. Here are the rules:

    Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
    List the rules and display the award.
    Share seven facts about yourself.
    Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
    Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you, both are found at this link:

    http://broussardlana.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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  26. blondeusk says:

    Hi, I have nominated you for Inspiring Blogger Award – check out my post 🙂

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  27. dobguy1 says:

    Thanks for the follow Jodie…love your blogs!

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  28. Jodie, I have a writing question i hope you can answer for me. I am kind of new to publishing and I have self published the same book three times because of formatting errors, and my own as well. I’ve been going to a writers group who have given me a lot of good ideas and structure to my writing. However, when they critiqued my new book, they said that I need to get away from passive tense. My question is, should I go back and change my first book so there isn’t passive tense in it, or should I leave it as it is? The one I am writing now is the sequel to the first book, and its in the sci-fi gender.

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    • jodiellewellyn says:

      Hi, thanks for your questions. I’m probably not the best person to ask though considering I’ve never self-published.

      If it was a standalone novel I’d probably say to leave it and start new with something else, but if you’re committed to writing a sequel, then the first book needs to leave an awesome impression otherwise most readers wouldn’t even bother with the second 🙂

      Hope this helps!

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  29. jackiegmills says:

    Hi Jodie. I have a challenge for you on my website…started it after a friend challenged me, so I’m passing it on to you! Go check it out and let me know if you accept. (Another interesting challenge)

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  30. Taylor Grace says:

    Jodie, how do I follow this site? I had listed up at your previous blog but I don’t see a way to follow you here. Can you help me? I don’t want to miss your posts! 🙂

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    • Jodie says:

      Hi Taylor! Thanks for following me here.
      I’m currently fiddling around. I’ll see if I can add a follow to the sidebar…
      I’m new to this domain thing!

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  31. Jane Rees says:

    Hi Jodie,
    I searched out your site after you “liked” my post on wordpress – forces of circumstance.
    I AM TOTALLY, TOTALLY new at all of this as you would see if you checked my “About” page at wordpress. Thanks for liking my post. I’m really glad you did – I love your website and it gives me a “role model” to aspire to.
    Jane

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  32. Velma says:

    That is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look ahead to looking for more of your
    excellent post. Additionally, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks

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