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Bailey taught me how finding your genuine voice is the most important thing - not the voice that others want you to have.

Why am I so obsessed with YOUR Voice?

By Kris Windley |

I want to tell you a story. It’s not my story, but it kind of still really is my story. Let me explain. In the most intimate ways, this story belongs to someone else; it has been her life and her stubborn brilliance that made these things happen. But! I’ve been walking along beside her life for…

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Tuesday Tips | Free Worksheet | Use this Visual Guide to tell your Brand Story

By Kris Windley |

You’re building your website for your business into a warm and welcoming online home, and you’ve heard that storytelling is the single most powerful way to reach your clients sincerely, and you know that you are a legit expert with an interesting and helpful story to share. Now you just have to figure out how to tell your brand…

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Tuesday Tips | Real Life Storytelling Strategies for Small Business Owners

By Kris Windley |

Nobody told you when you opened your business that you would have to learn how to write effective stories, but good storytelling is the best way for you to connect with your people and communicate your genuine marketing message to them effectively. It’s also a great way for small business owners like you and me to find the…

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Tuesday Tips | Your Business Website Can Be a Welcoming and Effective Online Home

By Kris Windley |

And You Can Write the Copy for it Yourself – Without Pulling Your Hair Out… Or Throwing Down Major Coin for a Professional. Last week, I talked about how we business-kittens have to sit up and face a few hard facts. Here they are again, in case you missed it: You’re not an impostor; nobody’s going to “find…

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Stop Hiding your Expert Badge: Speak up and Claim it now | Tuesday Tips

By Kris Windley |

I know it feels weird to say, “I’m an Expert” But you are. Deal with it. Nobody hands out “Expert” badges when you magically pass the invisible finish line of expert-hood. It just doesn’t happen. So today, you will be earning your Official “With a K: Kickstander Merit Badge for Expertise and Guts in business.”…

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Free Checklist – How to Effectively Revise and Edit your Writing to a Shine | Tuesday Tips | Writing Coach

By Kris Windley |

You know you have to Revise and Edit your writing to make it great… But how do you know when it’s done? You use a checklist, of course! Because then you get to make checkmarks on a list, and that is just about the most satisfying thing ever – at least since we all learned to…

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Kris Windley

I'm a writer, editor, illustrator, teacher, mother of two and enthusiastic cat-belly snuggler.

I write about Writing, Business and Blogging...and sometimes about Changing the World. 

Because if you're going to worry about commas and cash flow and social shares, you can pay attention to empathy and kindness too, right?



  • Blog Archive

    This is the Blog Home Archive where you will see the most recently published articles and links to article categories.

  • Writing Skills

    Articles to help you develop your writing process, practice and skills - and figure out how to use them to change the world.

  • Blogging Tips

    Articles to help you use your online stage effectively and ethically - while having a bit of fun.

  • Your Brand Voice

    Articles and Resources to help you find your brand voice - and use it in your small business or not-for-profit organization to make a big impact.

  • Change the World

    Articles and Resources to help you take your mission, small business or writing skill and turn it into an engine for change in the world around you.