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Kris is a writer, editor, illustrator, teacher, mother of two amazing young ladies - and enthusiastic cat-belly snuggler. A certified teacher, long-time blogger and experienced brand consultant, she writes about Writing, Business and Blogging...and sometimes about Changing the World.
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KrisWithaK

Kris is a writer, editor, illustrator, teacher, mother of two amazing young ladies - and enthusiastic cat-belly snuggler. A certified teacher, long-time blogger and experienced brand consultant, she writes about Writing, Business and Blogging...and sometimes about Changing the World.

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Why you shouldn’t write King Lear right now, and what to do instead.

By KrisWithaK | April 20, 2020

Oh there’s that meme again. You know the one about Shakespeare writing King Lear during the plague, or whatever. Or the other one saying that you never lacked “time” but rather you lack “discipline” unless you create or learn or complete some amazing life-goal right now. Maybe it’s a stream of pictures of *perfectly baked*…

“Just Start,” is the worst advice I’ve ever heard…or given.

By KrisWithaK | September 18, 2019

I think those two words have hurt me more than my three worst ex-boyfriends…combined! Not because it’s bad advice to tell a person to just start the things they want to create. But because productivity for productivity’s sake – sucks. “Just Start!” is great advice if the problem you’re having is that you have a…

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If I had a Writers’ Sub Box for #30DaysWithaK today, what would I put in it?

By KrisWithaK | April 11, 2019

One of the key elements of a rich Writing Practice is the act of purposefully adding a sense joy & luxury to it. That doesn’t mean that you have to scream-laugh while you draft a blog post – or purchase a solid gold desktop to hide behind. But it does mean that we can find…

Develop a Writing Routine with these 5 tricks and resources

Develop a Writing Routine & Save Yourself from Writers’ Block with These 5 Tips

By KrisWithaK | March 12, 2019

Okay…but why did you click the “Writers’ Block” title, if that’s working so well for you? Cause it’s not working for you – that’s why. I know this, because that used to be my point of view too. I had no writing routine, because I didn’t know I needed one. I was certain that my ability…

The secret to your perfect writing space isn't what you thought.

Your Writing Space Doesn’t Need Another Plant.

By KrisWithaK | November 23, 2018

What’s with writers & their spaces, anyway? You know that mythical perfect spot you imagine will make writing easy and comforting and PERFECT? Well…it’s not real. You can’t find a place that will magic away the difficulties of writing, but the yearning for a perfect writers’ space endures. We all covet a perfect writing space…

Free-writing isn’t what you think it is…at least not completely.

By KrisWithaK | November 9, 2018

What is free-writing? Right. That’s a good starting point isn’t it? If you’re not familiar with the way I suggest you use free-writing, here’s a short primer. Free-writing is a perfect first step for people who want to be able to write without enduring¬†that feeling – you know the one: The drop in the pit…