Hello. My name is Jenifer (Jinna Dennis is my pen/writing name). I am a single 50-year-old mom of two grown boys. I just had my first grandchild born in September 2021.
I am a produced screenwriter, director, and producer as well as a signed novelist on GoodNovel. (links above). I started making films and writing screenplays in 2020 and made my first short film. I found that I know nothing about editing though and the sound is awful but the film is fantastically creepy. In 2021, I started writing novels instead of scripts and have been signed on GoodNovel. It's been a slow process, but I write because I love it, not to get famous (it would be nice..but hey, I'm a realist)
I enjoy creating ATC's and making them in my distinct style which is more of a collage type. I don't like keeping a large collection though. I just moved into a 150 sq ft apt and I don't have room, so I am probably going to pass things on to those who could treasure them more.
I would love to find a pen pal with common interests. I find knowing people who are similar to you makes life a bit more full. So if you see we share some similarities, Send me a message!
I have no need for lots of extras. The only things I would use would be washi tape, stickers, stationery, pens/pencils, and things like paper clips, planner items, etc. Think of things that a writer would/could use. Don't fret though, if you send something, I can't/won't use, I will pass it on to someone who can/will.
My favorite themes are Asian-inspired, Kpop, Kdrama, Cdrama, etc. I love all things fantasy, I have a bit of geek in me and love everything writing inspired. It's been a weird road the last few years. I have found that things I loved 3 years ago, just don't full fill me anymore. I am still searching for myself, even at the age of 50.
I am usually at home with my 4 cats, writing my days away but sometimes a girl just needs to craft. :) I babysit my grandson since momma and daddy work. I can write and watch him and am getting the best of both worlds.
I just moved so all my supplies are barricaded in boxes but hoping in Jan I can start creating again.
I listen to lots of music but my main playlists are Kpop. :) ULT group: SF9 ULT Bias: Woodz
I enjoy making playlists to write by. Things like a Chinese playlist of flutes to write my Fantasy novels by. I found I can write, sing and dance all at the same time..LOL Multi-task queen..HAHAHA
If I were to list all my favorite music and artists, this list would be insane. So if you are curious, just ask.
There is a saying: Write what you want to see or want to read. So I did. (links above) I write Asian Fantasy romance, Crime/Psychological, LGBTQ+, and Romance in various genres. I have a vivid imagination and my idea book is getting full. If you want to read any of them, just let me know and I will share links.
I watch a lot of tv and film. I think it's how I learn to write better. I used to read a lot, but since I started writing, reading has become more of a learning and inspiration.
I am a tough person who has been through the wringer. But I try hard to live the best life I can and be happy.
In 2017, I was watching a YT video of a dance choreo. (I can't dance but I LOVE watching it) The group was called EXO. I loved it. The song resonated and I was like, who are they. This is how I got into KPOP.
BUT things changed in my life. After learning how they train to become idols, I got inspired and decided to go back to college. I was 47 years old. I finally got a degree!!!! I have a AA in Theater. I started writing screenplays, taking a few online courses, and getting certificates for screenwriting. I started making connections and became a writer on an international team. we completed a short film in 48 hours.
Then I decided to make my own film. That was an experience and I learned a lot more about myself. I attempted a few screenplay contests and didn't win. No problems, I know I am a newbie and need to keep working!
But writing has been in my soul since I was a teen, it's how I escaped when I was a kid facing things a kid shouldn't have. So I started writing on an online forum. My stories weren't read much, but I loved writing and still wanted to try.
Then I was contacted about a novel contract. So I thought it through and jumped at the chance. It's been 3 months, Have I made money...NOPE. But I love writing so much that I won't stop.
JK Rowling was 47 before her writing was ever noticed. So, I will never give up hope.
Asian Inspired items (mostly Chinese and Korean) Not really a Japanese Anime fan. But I do like Chinese/Korean novels/comics and shows like The Untamed.
Bunnies, cats(big and small), narwhals, fantasy creatures.
I love to use Asian fabrics to make decor items for my home. I love pillows and fuzzy blankets.
I wear a size XL but am trying hard to lose some weight! Hoodies, oversized sweaters, Retro t-shirts, Converse or Pumas, and comfy clothes are the best ever.
I like to collect glass "gemstones" and real crystals. I have a massive collection of both.
I love Peppermint coffee/tea and Matcha Tea. I love OOlong loose tea leaves are amazing to refresh my mind. Milk tea and Korean food are staples.
Stickers, yellow #2 pencils, G2 pens, Flair pens, washi tape, stationery(especially Asian inspired), Photography of city skylines, Cherry Blossoms, Pink, grey, and Dark blue colors, Silver colors, Matte gold colors, Asian writing/papers, Chinese cloud shapes, lotus, International money ( I am sure there is more)
Cat toys, and treats for my 4 babies.