October 24th, 2016

4 Ways to Bring a Balanced Perspective to Your Support Team

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine Into Gold

To navigate the gauntlet that is publishing today, your best strategy for success can be to embrace your new paradox: you are both artist and businessperson.

Why?

Because it’s not all business. Your publishing team is well aware that they would not have their salaried jobs without the […]

October 7th, 2016

Your Writing Matters: How a Book Saved My Life

This is not that cabin

Autumn always makes me thankful. Maybe it’s because of Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because of a memory of a remote cabin in the middle exploding fall colors. Maybe it’s the reminder that I have more to be thankful for than most. I’m thankful for books. Because one saved my life.

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March 16th, 2016

The Yearning: Lessons from Gone with the Wind

Kimberly Brock

Before we get to the point, first you have to really understand where my love affair with Gone with the Wind began. It’s going to be hard for you to really grasp this if you can’t recall a day in your life before the VCR. My childhood years were measured by the […]

June 26th, 2015

The Difference Between Mistakes and Failure

I am not an old soul. I am a klutz and a fairly slow learner. I bumble through life, making almost every mistake possible before finding the right way. People (most notably, my long-suffering parents) tried to explain things to me. But that’s apparently not how I learn. And I don’t think I’m alone.

This […]

March 18th, 2015

You, Storytellers of the Blue World

Kimberly Brock

photo credit: Daylight Moon via photopin (license)

I know you of the Blue World.

You are a storyteller. You are made of memory. Your mind is an endless accordion of timeless impressions.

You are exhausted by the everyday. You press your face to mirrors and search for other worlds in your own […]