Writer…Uninterrupted – take a walk

This summer I worked on the second draft to my story. Then I went away to Texas for a family reunion. I didn’t bring my story with me for various reasons. However, when I returned to the novel I had trouble. I struggled to get excited about the plot or the characters. … READ MORE

As the Turkey Turns

Thanksgiving is a holiday typically spent with family and/or friends, reflecting on the gifts in our lives, being thankful for the small and the big, the precious and the ridiculous. Thanksgiving in my life tends to be, well, dramatic. Or, at the very least, entertaining. I end up being thankful … READ MORE

Make a Risky Writing Goal

Writing goals are better when they are risky. Read this post by Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach to learn why a risky writing goal will get you farther on your writing journey.

I am not what you would call a risk-taker. Even as a child, I didn’t play all rough-and-tumble, pedal through rain puddles, and the one time I made a prank call I got in so much trouble I never, ever, ever did it again. I always said please and thank … READ MORE

Writer…Uninterrupted – getting out of a slump

Are you in a writing slump? Read this post on katejohnstonauthor.com to learn how to take back your creativity and move forward with your writing.

Recently, I experienced a slump in my writing. The ideas were there, but I couldn’t find the energy or the motivation to write them down. I still might have been a writer without actively writing, but I wasn’t a fulfilled writer. Life interrupted my writing. I was still getting up at … READ MORE

Being Brave as Writers

Wonderfully talented and friendly Laura Stanfill is my guest blogger today. She is the editor of the soon-to-be-released Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life.           •          •          •          •          •          •          • Writing takes a certain amount of bravery. Even if nobody knows you write, even … READ MORE

How to Keep Writing for NaNoWriMo

Word Count: 33,263/50,000 A friend of mine asked how I’m able to write so much in such a short time underneath all the pressure of things that I have to get done. She complained that she is unable to focus. She talked about how she can’t sort through all the drivel in … READ MORE

Don’t Piss off a Writer

Creatives hold more power than we are usually willing to admit. We can make things happen, and happen in such a way that benefits and strengthens our creativity. There isn’t a good enough reason to choose not to cultivate your creativity. Gloomy Gabs may try to suffocate our voices, but … READ MORE