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Connect with KC Writers this month & Client Spotlight on Paula Gleeson

Connect with KC Writers this month & Client Spotlight on Paula Gleeson

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Client Spotlight, KC Creates, KC Writes

Places to Connect with Kansas City Writers this August Monday, August 5th 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Story Center Critique Group. MCPL’s Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157. Anyone can show up.  You’re encouraged to bring five copies of your piece. (I believe up to 2,000 words.) The group is […]

First Draft Words & Writers United

First Draft Words & Writers United

Posted on Jul 1, 2019 in KC Creates, KC Writes, Promotions

What are your first draft words? Every time I start a first draft I want to die, because its bad… really, really bad. It is full of lazy verbs, vague descriptions, and brimming with first draft words. First draft words are crutch words–the words I use to get me into a scene or get two […]

Stealth Edits at Writers United

Stealth Edits at Writers United

Posted on Jun 4, 2019 in KC Writes, Promotions

If you would like the chance to get five pages of your work edited, for free, by me, here’s what you need to do: 1) Join my writer email list. 2) Format your work in standard manuscript formatting. 3) Print a copy 4) Write the secret code word: BREATHER on your submission. (Hand write it, […]

Want to meet some Kansas City Writers? Save the Dates!

Want to meet some Kansas City Writers? Save the Dates!

Posted on May 10, 2019 in KC Writes, Promotions

I’m excited to be partnering with the Johnson County, KS Library for Writers United! Our amazing library is making it a little easier for writers to find one another by having monthly writer meet-ups this summer, and they were kind enough to invite me to be a guest host. If you’re in the KC area […]

LitUP

LitUP

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Essay, KC Creates, KC Writes

It’s a Saturday afternoon and I’m volunteering at a teen literary conference. I’m sitting at the book sales table talking to my new BFF, who’s name I can’t remember. The night before, she had asked about my shoes, “Were they comfortable when you got them?” In the midst of the very classy mixer, surrounded by […]

It’s Time for the LitUp Festival-Saturday 5/12/2018

It’s Time for the LitUp Festival-Saturday 5/12/2018

Posted on May 2, 2018 in KC Creates, KC Writes, Promotions

Join me May 12th, 2018 at the Mid-Continent Public Library’s LitUp Festival. This all-day literary event was designed with teens in mind. I love when young fans get direct access to the creative minds that inspire them, and that’s exactly how MCPL set up the day. Teens are staffing the event and interviewing all of […]

On Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

On Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes

At The Color Eater debut on August 12th, 2017 we did a mini question and answer session.  The crowd at the Uptown Arts Bar had a ton of fantastic questions, and we clearly didn’t have time for me to answer all of them. This post is dedicated to the questions ON WRITING. Check out my […]

Off Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

Off Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes

At The Color Eater debut on August 12th, 2017 we did a mini question and answer session.  The crowd at the Uptown Arts Bar had a ton of fantastic questions, and we clearly didn’t have time for me to answer all of them. This post is dedicated to the questions OFF WRITING, check out my […]

My Fifteen Minutes on Artspeak Radio

My Fifteen Minutes on Artspeak Radio

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes

Maria Vasquez Boyd is the penultimate advocate for Kansas City creatives of all types.  Every Wednesday she assembles a cast of talented individuals for her KKFI radio show–Artspeak Radio. I was lucky enough to be Maria’s first guest on August 9th of 2017, and we had a great chat about: my inspiration for The Color […]

KC Writes Interview-Jeanette Powers

KC Writes Interview-Jeanette Powers

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Interview, KC Writes

I count myself very fortunate to have spent an hour with the indomitable Jeanette Powers for my latest KC Writes Interview. And, I think today, on the eve of her new book launch, is a great time for me to share the interview with you. Jeanette is one of the hardest working women I have […]