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K.L. Kranes, Author

YA Fiction

Weekend at the Theater: Book of Mean Mormon Girls

Two nights. Two musicals. Two very different experiences. This made for one interesting weekend.

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Writing Quandary: Personality Test for Your Characters – Helpful Writing Tool or Waste of Time?

For me, personality tests are like a piece of free candy, if I see one, I'll take it. They can be serious, like Myers Briggs, or fun, like the "what do you see" Rorschach-like personality tests constantly popping up on Facebook.

Forget Laughter, Books Are the Best Medicine.

They say laughter is the best medicine. I say it has some competition with books.

NaNoWriMo Newbie: Advice from Week 1

If you read my blog last week on NaNoWriMo, you already know I'm a newbie to this writing event. I didn't quite know what to expect when I started. It's now been one week (technically 8 days when I'm writing this). What have I learned so far? Anything?

A LOT to Really Be Scared Of (My First Stephen King Novel)

I'm going to do it. I'm going to terrify myself again, willingly. I'm going to go back to that place, that time.

It’s a Small Animal! It’s a Writing Contest! It’s Nanowrimo?

The first time someone said the word "Nanowrimo" to me was in a Starbucks and I thought it referred to a miniature rhinoceros. I was just a tiny bit off.

How to Fail at Halloween in Three Words: Elizabethan Angel Bacon

If failures in life make you stronger, I should be superhero level strong by this point. My latest failure: Halloween. 

You Can Never Escape Middle School (or A Neurotic Writer at a Conference)

It feels like I'm in middle school. It's the first day of 7th grade all over again and I'm the new kid. The only difference? I'm an adult. That's kind of a big difference.

What If…Brushes With Death, Cats and Books

Today I almost died. 

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