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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

Musings of a Sometimes Author

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April 2018

In Defense of Poetry for the Last Day of National Poetry Month

At the latest meeting of the Nightlighter's book club we read Mary Oliver’s book of poetry Why I Wake Early. It got mixed reviews...

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It’s Not You, It’s Me…The (Sometimes Irrational) Reasons I Break Up with Books

Breakups are not always rational. This is what watching 9 seasons of Seinfeld taught me. And I apply this learning beyond personal relationships. I apply it to books as well.

Surprise! Parades Are Actually Fun, At Least When There Are Cherry Blossoms and Dancing Involved

The concept of a parade does not thrill me...

A Writer’s Dilemma: Between the Books—Is There a “Best Time” to Start a New Project?

Writer Seeking Advice: As a writer, is there a best time to start a new book?

The Evolution of Strong Female Characters: From the Classics to Today’s Young Adult Fiction (Guest Blogger: Cara Hadden)

Guest blogger and accomplished 15-year-old writer, Cara Hadden, shares her perspective on the evolution of female characters and our "Founding Writer Mothers."

How to Keep Crushing on Books Instead of Books Crushing You, Not Literally

As a child, my husband was a voracious reader. Then came George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones...

Sleepy Hollow at the Mystical Ancient Palace of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Being on top of the world is really hard on your calves. This was the conclusion I came to after walking up the steep slopes of the mountain town of Granada, Spain several times a day to return to our hotel, Hotel Alhambra Palace.

March Wrap-up: Books, Writing and a Trip to Spain

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. For me, March came in like a lion and went out like a Tasmanian devil.

Outrunning Semana Santa in Spain

The drum started in the distance, slow and steady, like a heartbeat. We didn't say it, but we were all thinking it. Uh oh.

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