What to give the writer in your life

The traditional holiday season has come and gone, but another gift-giving day will be soon upon us. Valentine’s Day. On this Heart Day, don’t forget to treat the writer in your life with something writerly. Even if you think she has enough journals or pencils, there is bound to be something … READ MORE

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

Go Ahead. Make a Blogger's Day!

sharing favorite blogs to help support our favorite blogs

After celebrating my second year of blogging, I thought more about why this particular realm of social media is important to me. I know I have said it here and here and here that the connection I have with fellow bloggers has encouraged me to continue my writing journey. After I … READ MORE

Author Post-Kourtney Heintz

The Importance of Being on Your Own Side If you follow my blog, you know I went through an incredibly low point last fall. If you don’t, here’s a quick recap: I had a revise and resubmit with one of the top literary agencies in the world. I thought I’d … READ MORE

Interview with Coleen Patrick, Author

Whitney Denison can’t wait to start over. She thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie… Until everything changed. Now her life in Bloom is one big morning after hangover, filled with regret, grief, and tiny pinpricks of reminders that she was … 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

Interview with Author K.L. Schwengel

Today I am interviewing indie author K. L. Schwengel. She recently released her fantasy novel, First of Her Kind: A Darkness & Light Novel. Everyone, it seems, wants to dictate what Ciara does with her life: Serve the Goddess, destroy the Goddess, do as you promised your aunt. All Ciara … 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