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Kris Windley

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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Kris Windley

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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To Actually BE a Writer, you need to be doing these 3 things

By Kris Windley |

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a writer. But I haven’t always known how to actually…well…BE a writer. I mean, I learned fairly early on how to write things: sentences, paragraphs, stories, poems…but that’s not what it takes to really be a writer. It’s a big piece of it, but it’s only a piece.…

Don't Find your Voice; Try Trusting it Instead!

Stop Trying to Find Your Voice. Try trusting it instead.

By Kris Windley |

The most common bit of writing advice out there is to, “Find your Voice,” but how do you even do that? Surprisingly, you have to stop trying.

The Shocking Truth About Writer’s Block is Simple.

By Kris Windley |

It’s that horrible feeling when you sit down to write, but instead of finding that creative flow pouring out – you sit paralyzed, staring at your computer screen & seething at the impossible task of…words. Everybody who’s tried communicating with words has felt it: a paralyzing barrier between the idea you want to share & the ability to…

Let’s play a little game of 20 Questions

By Kris Windley |

A few weeks ago, I went on the trip of a lifetime. I didn’t go on rides at Disneyland or see a Broadway show in New York City, & I didn’t go to Scotland to search for a family castle either. I will someday though. Sup, Clan MacLeod! I went to San Francisco; it wasn’t my first…

Build a Flexible Editorial Calendar | Blog Your Voice | Kris With a K | Writing Coach | With a K Writing Services

How to Build a Flexible Editorial Calendar in 3 Steps

By Kris Windley |

Your Editorial Calendar doesn’t need to feel like a set of creativity-handcuffs. It should feel like a comforting & inspiring guideline. One that allows you to be more creative. Not stifled & uninspired. I’m an idea machine. I’ve always been a “creative person,” whatever that means, & I operated under the assumption for a long…

Why I love my Broken Voice…Finally

By Kris Windley |

If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all, you’ve heard me talk about these 2 things at least eleven times: Embracing your Voice & Finding Your Great Big Why. In my experience, these 2 things are really important Pre-Prewriting steps any writer should take in order to start really focusing in on her message & sharing it confidently.…