Daring to imagine possibilities!

“You are daring to imagine that you could have a different life.” That’s a quote from the movie “You’ve Got Mail.” When all the odds are stacked against Kathleen Kelly and she finally admits defeat and decides to close her small bookshop, her mother’s friend offers those words of encouragement. Change often requires a little…

Defining Courage

Definition of Courage: the strength of character; will power; daring; fortitude.


By Kathryn Jane “In times of change, we can resist, or we can pull up our bloomers and get with the program–because change is gonna happen whether we like it or not.” With the world around us changing at a terrifying pace, we have decided to stop floating along with the current, and start swimming….

How to Write a Love Story

He wept. Standing in my kitchen filled with the warmth of baking sugar cookies and the scent of a cinnamon candle, I pressed the phone harder against my ear. Every one of his ragged breaths spears my heart. His wife, my dearest friend, has died. And I have no words. How do you comfort a…

Fear, Resistance, and Zombies: A Cure For All Your Writing Woes

E. B. White (author of Charlotte’s Web) said he admired anyone who “has the guts to write anything at all.” I’ve always loved this quote because I’m a writer easily paralyzed by fear. Fear of success. Fear of failure. Fear of zombies. I guess you could say I’m afraid of  just about everything. Added to…