Author Archives: Jenna Avery

Jenna Avery

About Jenna Avery

Jenna Avery is a screenwriter, columnist, and blogger who redesigned her life and career to support her calling to write. She's currently working on assignment for a Canadian producer/director on a post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature and specializes in sci-fi action and space fantasy. Jenna is also a certified life coach and the founder of Called to Write, where she helps writers overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and resistance so they can get their writing onto the page and into the world where it belongs. Jenna blogs about writing, creativity, and life purpose at calledtowrite.com. Find Jenna on Twitter @JennaAvery.

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Purpose and Value of Science Fiction

Does sci-fi serve a purpose beyond that of entertainment or escapism? Why do we write, read, and love sci-fi? Arthur Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) once said, “There’s no real objection to escapism, in the right places… We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from...

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Magic of World Building

What does it take to make a sci-fi world real? As a science fiction fan, I love to be transported into new and fantastical worlds. As a sci-fi screenwriter, I’m fascinated by understanding what it takes to make that happen, and happen well? It’s not just a pretty gadget Part of...

Get A New Story: What’s Your Story About Not Writing?

The title of this column is “Get A New Story” for a reason. When I work with writers on rebooting their writing habits, it doesn’t take long for me to pick out their “story” about why they’re not writing. As a writing coach, it’s endlessly fascinating to hear the variations on...

Ender's Game

Sci-Fi Circuit: What Makes It Sci-Fi?

I was indoctrinated into the world of sci-fi by my father at the tender age of nine, when he handed me my first sci-fi book, The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke. Right around the same time, I saw Star Wars. I was hooked. Together, they changed my life....

Get A New Story: Are You Really Too Busy To Write?

When I work with writers to help them reboot their writing productivity, they often say things like, “I can’t find time; I’m just too busy to write. I’ve got all these demands, my life is going to hell, it’s just one string of emergencies after another.” This is one of those...

Get A New Story: 7 Ways To Turn Technology Into Writing Productivity

Looking for software and advice on script writing? Bookmark The Writers Store article on Writing a Screenplay. In this age of distraction and multitasking, it’s all too easy to blame technology for luring us away and ruining our writing productivity. I see writers lamenting Facebook and Twitter as distractions. And they...