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JJ Rowe
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Female
Born: 9-14-1982
Interests: C.S. Lewis, L. Frank Baum, J.M. Barrie, JRR Tolkien, dressing like a Bad News Bear
Member: Premier Author
Joined: November 2014
I'm a brand marketing manager 50+ hours a week, a mother and wife full time, which leaves me about 1-2 hours every other day to write every thought down as fast as I can with little time to edit. I am so thankful for the amazing people on fanstory who fight through my silly typos and are patiently and willingly helping me to build my stories. Much love.
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JJ Rowe: Is it still double space after a period, or is it single space now? I read somewhere single space is preferred, but I can't stop my programmed thumb from tapping twice. Before I teach it a lesson, I wanted to make sure. thanks!
March 8, 2015 at 1:44AM
    michaelcahill: I've never heard of double space after a period. :) Mr. Experience! Microsoft Word redlines it if you double space in favor of single space. But, I've only written prose for about a year.
    March 8, 2015 at 1:51AM
    evilynne: I was taught 2 spaces in my ancient typing class but don't really know what is correct now.
    March 8, 2015 at 10:03AM
    rama devi: I've heard that, nowadays, publishers prefer one space. In UK, I think they often use two.
    March 8, 2015 at 1:20PM
    shelley kaye: i believe it's a double space in british english or aussie english writing, but not in american english....

    March 8, 2015 at 1:20PM
    nor84: TYPIST (remember those?) were trained to put two spaces after a period, so those of us who are older do it automatically. Fortunately, software exists that will make the correction just as automatically. Don't know about the UK. Maybe it hasn't changed there.
    March 8, 2015 at 3:09PM
    Debra White: I read an article (can't remember where, but a year or so ago) that I'm pretty sure stated that publishers require only one space to be left after a period / full stop - I'm in the UK.
    March 8, 2015 at 5:49PM
    JJ Rowe: THANK YOU ALL!!
    March 9, 2015 at 2:26AM

JJ Rowe: Are there mobile alerts for Fanstory when messages or reviews are sent? I can't seem to find it. If not, that would be a great feature to add. :)
January 10, 2015 at 11:54PM
    Selina Stambi: No. No mobile alerts. You just have to check your profile page on a regular basis.

    A belated welcome to Fanstory, JJ. :)
    January 11, 2015 at 8:06PM
    JJ Rowe: Yikes! I was checking too often my husband said I was addicted! Thank you! :)
    January 11, 2015 at 11:02PM
    Selina Stambi: That's a common symptom and it takes ages to wear off - ask any oldtimer on this site!
    March 5, 2015 at 2:05PM

JJ Rowe: I need to pole the audience here! The name "Louis" ... do you read it as "Lou-es" or "Lou-ee"? My main character is "Lou-es" spelled "Louis" and now I am thinking of changing the spelling to "Lewis." People I have talked to say they read "Lou-ee"! I'll probably finish the book and then go back and change the spelling of his name, but I wanted to see what everyone thought! thanks for the help!! :)
January 4, 2015 at 10:56PM
    nor84: Lou-es. In St. Louis, MO, it's "Lou-ee", but as a man's name, it's Louis. If I wanted to name a character Louie, I'd spell it like that or shorten it to Lou.
    January 4, 2015 at 11:14PM
    michaelcahill: Louie is a kind of nickname. Like Nor says, St. Lou-ee. But, proper pronunciation is St. Lou-es. Yes, Lewis removes all doubt. But, they probably have different derivations. :)
    January 4, 2015 at 11:54PM
    JJ Rowe: Thank you thank you! I was thinking St Louis too but then I thought of Louis C.K. And Louis Vuitton. I think I'll switch to Lewis to avoid confusion :) it's a stronger fit than Louie.
    January 5, 2015 at 12:11AM
    Dean Kuch: I agree with Norma completely, JJ. Louie, unless you're speaking about a French fellow. There were the Kings of France, all named Louis, pronounced -- Lou-Whee. You could work it into the narrative somewhere, like many often do when they want their readers to sound out a name in their heads the way they intended it to sound. Example;

    "His name was Louis -- ya know, like Loo-Wee, the King of France? But we all just called him Lou."
    January 6, 2015 at 1:55AM
    JJ Rowe: Excellent advice! He is bullied in the beginning so I'll have one call out his name in a way he can correct. Awesome advice!
    January 6, 2015 at 11:18AM
    Cat of Letters: I'm a Brit. I read it as Lewis. I like the French spelling of Louis. Why do you not look up the meanings of the names Lewis and Louis, and see how they fit to your hero?
    January 20, 2015 at 2:56PM
    JJ Rowe: Good idea Alison! I like how Louis Elliot looks on paper vs the other way. It seems like a strong name meant to do big things ;)
    January 26, 2015 at 11:31AM

JJ Rowe: Lacking major confidence these days. I stand in the aisles at the books stores and I feel I will never make it. Not sure what the book is missing, but its missing something. Perhaps I am too much like my own character.
January 3, 2015 at 2:45AM
    JJ Rowe: Glad no one responded to this, I need to get over myself! Haha. But hey we all have our days...
    January 13, 2015 at 1:37AM
    Donovan: There are indeed, thousands of books...but your voice needs to be heard. Your posterity cares about you.
    March 4, 2015 at 8:34AM

JJ Rowe: The little guy wants my attention the second my fingers touch the keyboard and when he is asleep I can't seem to think. Too tired maybe. I have resorted to writing chapters on napkins while on my lunch break at work. I'd rather waste time at work than precious time with my son :)
December 15, 2014 at 11:29AM

JJ Rowe: Commas! I blame texting for my lack of commas. I think I am going to put a disclaimer at the top of each of my chapters that says, "You'll find no commas here! Feel free to pause on your own when you need a break."
November 19, 2014 at 11:30AM
    shelley kaye: i should probably use something like that too lol
    November 19, 2014 at 11:44AM
    mmjg65: You should always use commas, period!
    November 19, 2014 at 2:57PM
    mmjg65: :-)
    November 19, 2014 at 2:58PM
    William Walz: Reminds me of the time I had an intestinal infection and had half my colon removed. Now I have a semicolon.
    November 19, 2014 at 3:00PM
    mmjg65: Still have the guts to make that pun, though:-)
    November 19, 2014 at 3:18PM
    Linda Engel: :) Still laughing
    November 19, 2014 at 4:08PM
    Selina Stambi: Don't get comma-tose, okay? :)

    Welcome to Fanstory, JJ.
    December 8, 2014 at 9:19PM
    Donovan: Commas are for the weak that need time to stop and think.
    March 4, 2015 at 8:35AM

JJ Rowe: I'm like the Jabberwocky. I may not make sense to many people, but to some I am amazing.
November 9, 2014 at 6:53PM
    Emily George: Love the jabberwacky, he's very much his own person
    November 9, 2014 at 7:26PM
    William Walz: Nothing feels as good as tootin' your own horn.
    November 9, 2014 at 8:10PM

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