KC Writes Interview-Teresa Vratil

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

I count myself extremely lucky to have Kansas City based author, Teresa Vratil, as one of my friends. She also happens to be a hell of good writer. In my personal writing career she has been the person who kept me from quitting when I was ready to give up and Teresa Vratil-authortold me the truth about my writing always encouraging me to dig deeper. While we’ve been friends for quite a few years now, I realized there is still a ton I don’t know about her and her writing career.

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In this week’s KC Writes interview Teresa shares how:

  • A class at JCCC led Teresa to write her own origin story.
  • Her love of editing other people’s stuff makes her a better writer. And discusses the difficulties her editorial brain can cause while writing her own work.
  • Bleeding on the page is one of the things she looks for most.
  • Writing about people you know can be a tricky situation.
  • 30 consecutive days of posting on her blog affected her writing.
  • Creating content for a blog can take away from other creative work.
  • It may be time to give up on rules for writing.
  • She has no idea when she’s being funny. But, she happens to be one of the best humor writers I know.
  • Stepping out of reality into the realm of fantasy has challenged her as a writer

Teresa went above and beyond when coming up with KC Creatives to keep our eye on. Her picks are Janet Sunderland, Pamela Covington, and the entire WTF critique group. (Dane Zeller, Annie Raab, Dawn Downey, Teresa, and me.)

To read more of Teresa’s work head on over to https://crazietown.com/

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