About page for Words and Scenes
Words and Scenes is a writer’s blog for writers.
Blogs are primarily about writing, with some on related photography topics.
If you are a writer, whether already writing for publication or just keen and hopeful, this site is for you.
I’ve been making a good start on my book*, but unfortunately, blog writing has taken a back seat. I do thank you for your patience, especially if you’ve been receiving my repeated blogs for some time now.
While I hope you’ve been enjoying them, I know this situation isn’t ideal, and would like to get back onto regular blog writing as soon as possible.
(* My book is autobiographical, and I’m not ready to tell more about it at this point)
The Words and Scenes Blog is primarily about writing; written by W & S author Janice Gillgren, to offer inspiration, encouragement and useful tips for writers of all levels.
There is also a CV page for those who would like more information about the author.
Photography is the secondary focus of W & S.
As my photography accompanies most of my published articles, it seems fitting that my pictures should also add interest and colour to this site.
About the Author
I (Janice Gillgren) started Words and Scenes in 2009. Since then, I’ve published over 200 blogs.
I’ve been an article writer for over a decade, and also lead a local writer’s support group, which is what fired my passion to write these blogs for readers who are looking for inspiration and encouragement, or useful tips to help them along the way.
You can find out more about me on this site by looking at the Author’s CV page, and
The ‘Contact Me’ will give you the details of how to get in touch.
Continue reading to find out about the journey of this website and how it came to be what it is now:
The journey of ‘Words and Scenes’:
Way back in the last decade, about 1995 or so, I had the weird idea to start up my own website. I thought perhaps it was even a divinely inspired idea – except for one big problem: the technology was way past me.
I got out books from the library, joined up to a few websites that declared their intention to help, tried a bit here and there – and eventually put it in the ‘too-hard-basket’.
So much for that idea, I thought; and I stayed with my usual article writing; looking askance at any reminders of building my own website.