Looking for a quick get away from the world? Follow my blog of short stories and poems. I post weekly for your enjoyment.
What I Write
It is a long-established fact that a reader can feel the emotions that a writer puts into their work. I put everything I have into each sentence, be it poetry, children’s stories, or adult fiction. What separates writers is their style and creativity.
I hope you enjoy reading my works as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Creating Worlds Beyond Your Imagination!
I like to write, in silence, watching, listening, and thinking. This is where I am happiest. I hope you enjoy my poems, books, and stories. Let them take you away into different places and times, as they do me when I write them.
What is more comforting
What books do you find that touch your soul? What books have shaken you to do something great or to feel something so deeply that you cry?
From My Fans
It’s funny how we start out thinking that we know how the story is told but then the story changes just a bit.
Our ideas get clearer.
Writers feel like we are talking to an old friend in our audience. One that we want to share the oddest of things to get a reaction.
It’s priceless. A real rush. When you can look at someone and know that with every keystroke, you have synchronized a plethora of emotions, feelings, and thoughts with the stroke of a pen or the tap of the keys on your laptop.
It is the reaction and feedback from our readers that drives a writer. I love to hear from my readers. It is one of my greatest pleasures.
“I highly recommend Jillian’s book Gratefulness. Her work is extremely visual. You can feel the struggle of Ol’ Joe on the end of your line in Fishing Tales, You can see the smile of accomplishment on her face. The pleasure at the end of the poem. In Ode to Coffee you can feel the coffee cup in your own hands, the warmth, the satisfying aroma. I just can’t say enough words of praise. I am grateful for Gratefulness by Author Jillian Ochoa.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing poetry since I was about 8 or 9 years old. It was a way to get away from the world for me.
Who is your favorite author?
That is a hard question. I don’t have one particular favorite
What is your favorite poem?
Probably The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
Where do you get your ideas?
I am a people watcher. My ideas come from watching people, animals, nature
If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?
I would tell me
What did you do with your first advance?
My first advance was $44.00. It was not a lot but it was the best $44.00 I have ever earned! I used it to buy some groceries. LOL