September 21st, 2016

Why I Embrace My Inner Weirdos

And You Shouldn’t Even Bother Me with Your Stable Characters

by Kimberly Brock

Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix with my husband – particularly British crime shows. Well, actually, anything British. I don’t know why. But this blog is not about that. What it is about is the fact that I am always, […]

August 17th, 2016

How to Learn to Love Your Thighs and Get Some Real Writing Done

Why a writing retreat will change your life

Kimberly Brock

By Kimberly Brock

So, life.

Every time I start to get stupid and think I’m going to just do this writing of a novel thing in one long, smooth line, there’s life. It keeps happening to me. This is a fine example of magical […]

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. […]