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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

Musings of a Sometimes Author

Passed Over TBR Books: Talk Me Into Reading These Critical Darlings

You walk through the doors. The hairs on your arms tingle...

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Finding (and Keeping) a Good Writing Critique Partner

I've participated in a whopping two critique group sessions and one official meeting with my critique partner. Of course, as is now commonplace, despite my limited experience, I suddenly think I'm an expert. (Thanks Holiday Inn!)

People Are Essentially Good: The Brief Story of a Temporarily Lost Dog Named Orphan Wells

Normally, my blog is all about books and writing. But today I'm going to take a little detour from that theme and tell a brief, true and heartwarming story about a lost dog we named Orphan Wells...

Inviting Authors to Book Club: Great Idea or Terrible Idea?

Bringing an author to book club can be tricky. Is it worth it?

May Book Wrap-Up: It’s Not Raining on My Parade!

Despite what felt like an inordinate amount of rain this May, I refused to be kept indoors!

Let’s be Rebels! Breaking the Rules…of Writing

I have never been particularly good at following the rules...

Discovering Our Bookish Soul in an Old One-Room Library

It's just a square building made of white planks with a gray pyramid roof settled on top, like a hat that's a little bit too big. The building could have been the inspiration for the schoolhouse in the Little House on the Prairie books...

Forget Winter…Summer is Coming and it’s a WAY Better Season (for Reading and Nostalgia)

It's that time of year again. Sprinklers dot the sidewalks with water. Fresh cut grass sticks to flip flops. And the air thickens with anticipation (oh and humidity).

Great Blogging Advice I Can’t Seem to Take

Everyone likes to give advice. Some people, like me, even like to get advice. But unless you're a person who can magically change your habits and personality overnight, advice can be very hard to implement.

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