Writerly Wednesday

Hmm, haven’t had one of these in a while…

  • First up: Erika Liodice. Erika runs a great blog about getting “beyond the gray” — beyond the things that are separating you from your dream. I had the great honor of being interviewed by Erika about my recent decision to pursue writing full-time. (She called me a “Dream Chaser,” I love that!) Wanna head over and leave some love? Please? OKUROCKTHX!
  • Second: The awesomely titled blog Blood-Red Pencil featured 10 simple but solid steps to a better story. #7 and #8 are my faves, although #10 is probably the most valuable.
  • Last but not least: the lovely T.S. Bazelli wrote a little piece on “this tangled jungle” we call writing and inspiration. Guaranteed to make you smile.

11 responses to “Writerly Wednesday”

  1. Sonja Avatar

    Hmm, I wonder how much difference there is between the importance of story and character? I guess I’m hoping not much because character is so much easier for me to develop than story!

  2. Les Avatar

    You’re a crazy person and I admire you for it!

  3. T.S. Bazelli Avatar

    Oh I’m so guilty of #9, there’s a list of words I keep falling back on, and I need to weed them out.

    Speaking of weeding… Thanks for the story shout out :D

  4. Shari Avatar

    “KH: Do it! Trust me, it’s both that simple and that complicated.”

    Love this SO much :) I know I’ve said it before, but I so admire you for doing this. You’re inspiring!

  5. Erika Liodice Avatar

    Thanks again for sharing your story with us, Kristan. I wish you lots of success as you follow your dreams!!


  6. Kristan Avatar

    Oh pish. You’re good at story too.

    LOL thanks! I hope I don’t prove to be TOO crazy…

    Me too, but I’m learning to be harsh with myself/them in revision. All my “just”s and “then”s come out!

    Thank you!!

    Thanks for having me over at BTG. It’s such an inspiring blog!

  7. Rachele Alpine Avatar

    That’s a great interview….and I’m loving the blog! Thanks for directing us to it!

  8. Shannon McKelden Avatar

    I read your interview in Beyond the Gray and I wish you all the luck in the world! So happy that you’re taking this chance.

  9. Kristan Avatar

    Thanks so much, Shannon!

  10. Jay Eckert Avatar

    Thanks for sharing the links, Kristan. I LOVE #8. Best advice sometimes. If you can say it in three words, why write fifteen?

  11. Jon Avatar

    Great interview–keep going with your dreams. I have full faith!