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.


  1. Sonja says:

    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 says:

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

  3. T.S. Bazelli says:

    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 says:

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


  6. Kristan says:

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

  8. 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 says:

    Thanks so much, Shannon!

  10. Jay Eckert says:

    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 says:

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

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