go go go STOP!

by Kathryn Jane Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened. I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone. Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. On day five, I managed…

Have you lost your mind?

by Kathryn Jane I keep asking myself this question. Why? Because I’ve been told many, many times that a writer should always stick to one genre, yet in the span of just a few months I’m releasing four books, in three different genres. Why? Because I write what I want to write. What I feel….

Refusing to get my knickers in a knot!

by Kathryn Jane Lately I am rushing, scurrying, and barely on the brink of being on time. Why?  Oh, that answer is simple. Because I’m a procrastinator and tend to overbook myself. So here I am, a day late with my blog post, and this time it is because I’ve been fighting to get my…

Would A Real Man Say That?

by Kathryn Jane Good question. I am a woman, and therefore, as enlightened as I like to think I am, I still have a female point of view…which can sometimes be annoyingly skewed. As a writer, I am often writing in a male point of view and like to think I do a damned good…

Easter – so much more than a word

Easter. Six letters. Two syllables. A simple sounding word with a nice visual balance. A word tasked with conveying entire stories, and where a picture is often worth a thousand words, some words are worth a thousand pictures. In our complex world filled with assorted and often dissimilar beliefs, Easter conjures up an amazing collection…

Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

Writing Process- as Individual as a You Are

by Veronica Forand Quantity over quality. That is the debate. To write a million words or several brilliant words. In this market, even the top authors who had been getting by with one book a year are feeling the cry of their readers for more. Some writers have mastered the art of writing fast. Their…

The Magic of Story

by Kathryn Jane Authors are frequently asked where their story ideas come from, and I usually shrug and say, I have no idea. They just happen somehow. Then I heard Nora Roberts say, it’s magic. Brilliant. And it’s true! I have no idea where the words com from,  how they form and become a story,…

#UpbeatAuthors

by Kathryn Jane I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words. A whole bunch of us jumped…

Betrayed!

by Kathryn Jane Betrayed: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors Some months ago I was asked if I would like to contribute a short story to an anthology. But not just any anthology. This one was being produced to benefit survivors of violence, and ALL the proceeds would be going to help those in need….