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Turning Journals Into Fiction with J.R. Thornton

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Turning Journals Into Fiction: Crafting Fiction From Truth

Turning Journals Into Fiction with J.R. Thornton and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss how J.R. used his journals to craft his novel Beautiful Country. Based on his time in Beijing as a junior tennis player, they discuss how J.R. handled rejection, honed his writing skills and never gave up.

J.R. Thornton graduated from Harvard in 2014 where he studied History, English and Chinese. He lived in Beijing as a teenager, returning recently to undertake a fellowship at the International Writer’s Center at Beijing Normal University. 

Crystal-Lee Quibell is a memoirist, book coach and aspiring author.

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