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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

Musings of a Sometimes Author

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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...

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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? 

My Non-Escape From DC…How I Had a Unique (and Fun!) Vacation Without Leaving Home

20 minutes: How long it takes to drive from my house to the border of Washington, DC...7: Number of days I spent on my staycation.

June Wrap-up: Fire, Spies, Robots and Bookstores…Super Random, But Fun!

Random weather ruled my June and heavily influenced my activities...including reading...

Frankie Says Relax…But I Can’t!? Even on Vacation! #writerproblems

Two weeks. That's my vacation time every summer. Two glorious weeks free of work and calls and stress...Just kidding. That never happens...

I Like Lists (Especially Book Related Lists)…Does That Make Me Weird?

I really like lists, all kinds. But my favorite are book lists...So, not to be too 'on the nose' here, but here is a list of some of my favorite book lists!

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

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

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!)

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