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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

Musings of a Sometimes Author

Writing Tricks and Tools—My Love/Hate & Obsessive Relationship With Editing

Editing programs can help make a writer's work better and also drive you a little crazy...

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Why Are Men So Terrible at Writing Female Characters?

Please, please, someone show me a man who can write a good female protagonist.

An Introvert and an Extrovert Walk into a Writing Conference…

This is not a joke. Although it is kind of funny.

July Wrap-Up: Travel + Bookstores, What Could be Better?

The month started with a bang! Actually, many of them.

What Makes a Book “Classic” and Five I Want to Read

How do you define "classic literature"? How old does a book need to be to be considered "classic"?

Bonding Over Books: How Talking About Books Brought Me Closer to My Daughter

While books may not be the only reason my daughter and I get along so well, I do think they play a significant part.

Writer Confession: Let’s Be Honest About Rejection, It’s Soul Crushing…No Matter How Many Times It Happens

No matter how many times it happens, it never gets easier. Rejection. It's hard. Duh...

Tahoe May Have a Beautiful Lake, But It Is a Bookstore Desert…What’s a Bookish Girl to Do?

Mountain vistas layered with blues and greens. Check. Crystal clear water rippling with calming waves. Check. Bookstores. Not so much.

Rose Colored Reading Glasses…Does Meeting an Author Influence Your Opinion of a Book?

Meeting an author clearly influences whether or not I buy a book. Does it also influence how much I like a book? 

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