I have always been fascinated with the spaces where creatives love to retreat to. I loved the Hachette vlog series #WhereIWrite. I absolutely love Catching Days' How We Spend Our Days interview series where Cynthia Newberry Martin asks writers to guest-post on how they spend their days. I have also just recently found the delightful [...]
I saw words in the ink I wrote until the spiderweb tore I wrote until their bloody cage broke I wrote until their blood flowed I wrote until I set them free I wrote until their story breathed © All Rights Reserved Kim Koning.
Inspired by Kristen Lamb + Leigh K. Hunt Researching The Tattooist So I have seen a few posts on various blogs, facebook statuses and twitter where writers give the world a glimpse into their google searches. I was mostly inspired by the post by Leigh. K. Hunt. As a writer I tend to do a [...]
Meet Jessica Fletcher... Not the character Angela Lansbury played in Murder She Wrote...No this Jessica Fletcher is my newly purchased vintage typewriter. Yes, my typewriter has a name. If you can name your car, then I can name my typewriter. Jessica Fletcher is one of my all-time favourite fictional characters so what better name to [...]
An image came up on my Facebook feed this week and sparked the idea for this blog post... Coffee and Writers go together like Petroleum and Grand Prix. Coffee and I began our love affair lustful addiction in a town on the southern coast of Greece, 50kms from Athens. I was 21 and on my [...]
*Warning: This post is messy and doesn't sugar-coat the ugly truth and is a personal confessional of sorts* Writing is hard work. Writing is especially difficult when you are expected to plumb through the dreck, muck & mire in real life dramas to find a spark of creativity. Non-writers who think that writing a story [...]
“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” - Albert Einstein Is obsession a bad thing? Sometimes it can be especially if your obsession is a person. [...]