July 20th, 2016

Transformation by Cheetos: A Writer’s Journey to Inner Peace on Summer Vacation

Kimberly Brock

It’s summer. I’m a parent. I’m a writer. This is a combination that results in noise and anxiety and lots of heat and bad hair and snacking in my house. Notice, I did not say it results in progress. Progress screeches to a halt, in summer at my house. Progress sleeps late and […]

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 […]

January 22nd, 2016

The Story I Thought I Would Write When I Knew Everything

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Why you should never despair over the novel that got away

by Kimberly Brock

I’m a slow reader. I take my time with the language and I have to process the imagery and characterizations, the settings and the metaphor. I savor words. I wonder at settings. […]

November 18th, 2015

Why writers MUST emerge…

Kimberly Brock

Why some of the best things in a writer’s life depend on leaving your chair


At least a thousand times a year I find myself coming across that meme other writers are constantly touting – Butt in Chair. Yeah. That.

And I AM sitting here with said butt, […]

July 15th, 2015

Thinking About Harper Lee – Processing what’s Under Your Writer’s Bed

Kimberly Brock

Kimberly Brock

Well, there’s Harper Lee and Atticus and just somebody tell me what does it all mean? I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it.

I guess I can’t help myself because I’m a writer and a southerner and I always liked saying Harper Lee only had the one book […]