Today is a big day in my life. A monumental one in my career. Today my first author interview went live. I’m talking about creativity, writing, and worship. It would mean a lot to me if you would head over the Jim Woods’ blog and say hi. I can’t do this without you!
From Katie: I’m grateful my friend Darrell Vesterfelt is willing to share his story of becoming a literary agent and offer some advice to writers.
Darrell Vesterfelt is the CEO of the Prodigal Media Group, a storytelling firm based in Minneapolis where he lives with his wife, Ally. Darrell is the original
All of us have hobbies and interests, so why shouldn’t our characters? Creative writers do their best to write interesting people do interesting things. One way to do this, so that your characters are real people who are themselves unique is to give particular pastimes to them. This should be done so that these hobbies say something about the character.
Hey, friend, we made it! Here’s the fourth and final installment of the short story we’ve been reading through the month of October. What you’re seeing is an early draft. If you’ve got suggestions for how to make it better, I’d love to hear them. Thanks!
If you’re new, start here.
Note: This is the third installment of a short story I’m sharing through the month of October. If you’re new, welcome! Start here.
Returning friend, with the help of some great writer friends, this short story is undergoing an overhaul. I would really like to pull it off of here, keep drafting, and then [...]
This is the second week of Writers Unite. As a reminder, through the month of October, I’m using Fridays to share a short story that still has no ending. I really appreciate your encouragement and thoughts as together we journey through life with these characters. <>< Katie
If you missed the first segment, [...]
Today begins a new series. I’m joining up with a group of writers who confess that sometimes platform-building (read: blogging) gets in the way of writing (read: creativity). We’re taking a stand to reclaim our lives, our passions, and our dreams. Learn more and join us, here.
For me, this going to look [...]
“I wished for perfection. Since I couldn’t reach it, I felt like a failure.”
Today I’m at The Write Practice telling writers that they’re not allowed to write.
Come give up on perfection, get messy, and create.
When I started blogging five days a week, it was hard.
Some weeks I had a shortage of ideas but more often I had a shortage of time.
I would remind myself that Jeremy Statton has a demanding job (he’s an orthopedic surgeon), a wife, and (at the time) four children. He and [...]
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