I tried on other people’s dreams. At first, it was lovely. The ideas were varied, and it felt like walking through a giant box store of ideas.
Author Archives: Gretchen Kirkpatrick
20 Pandemic Boredom Busters
I am so over quarantine and social distancing. Everything in me wants to go out to my car and drive until the sun goes down. I want to see something new, feel the air somewhere else. I’m sure I’m not the only one having fantasies of ignoring the quarantine and going back to a versionContinue reading “20 Pandemic Boredom Busters”
Do you love to read?
Last week I wrote about my experience trying to get editorial reviews. This week I am going to tell you about a different type of review because it might benefit you personally as a reader, or as a writer. I’m going to refer to these as consumer reviews, the ones left everywhere nowadays from AmazonContinue reading “Do you love to read?”
Is it good though?
Once I published my book I began to panic. Chase, my inner critic, came back with vengeance. My family and friends were buying my book, but aside from working with editors, I hadn’t gotten any feedback. I was terrified by the possibility that I had released a really bad book into the world and thereContinue reading “Is it good though?”
5 Great Books for Writers who want to be Authors
I have spent most of this week on social media witnessing people’s stories. To me it is a great honor to listen to someone else’s experience. It makes me feel grounded in one of the basic needs of humanity: to be connected. More than that, it helps me learn how to be a better friend,Continue reading “5 Great Books for Writers who want to be Authors”
A Few Thoughts on Being a White Ally
I didn’t sleep much last night as I fretted for the welfare of my fellow Americans. They were out in uncertain streets risking their lives and personal safety to fight systemic racism against a tide of armor. Everyone who went out there, that was unbelievably brave and I’m so thankful for your willingness to standContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Being a White Ally”
Introducing Chase my Inner-Critic
I watched a TikTok* recently where the artist said their therapist recommended naming their anxiety. Supposedly, giving it a personality would make it easier to combat. I liked the video and moved onto the next video, as is the way of TikTok. That was the last I thought about it until this week when IContinue reading “Introducing Chase my Inner-Critic”
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Why Boardroom M?
I have been reflecting on why I felt the need to write this book. The simple answer would be, I decided I needed to write again, so I participated in NANOWRIMO and then went from there. But that doesn’t answer the question of why I decided to spend the better part of the last twoContinue reading “Why Boardroom M?”