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Kristen Mae

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Kristen Mae lives on the Atlantic coast of Florida with her two children and a fuzzy, giant-eared little dog named Gizmo. In addition to being a novelist, she is a classically trained violist and an artist.

For more from Kristen Mae, sign up for her reader group at abandoningpretense.com, and follow her on social media at facebook.com/AbandoningPretense and at Instagram @kristenmae_author.
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Kristen Mae Maybe it's dangerous to say this "out loud," but I have never had writer's block. My brain is a petri dish of ideas and the truth is that I have more …moreMaybe it's dangerous to say this "out loud," but I have never had writer's block. My brain is a petri dish of ideas and the truth is that I have more ideas than I could ever turn into books. If I get stuck on a scene or plot point it never lasts more than a day or two, and the way I break through it is to write the first thing that comes to mind, even it feels like horrible writing. I tell myself that once I get flowing, the words will come easier, and I can always come back and edit or delete if what I've written doesn't turn out how I'd hoped. :)(less)
Kristen Mae Getting my ideas out of my head. I have always had thoughts in my head that I wanted to share with people but was too afraid or shy to. Writing is how…moreGetting my ideas out of my head. I have always had thoughts in my head that I wanted to share with people but was too afraid or shy to. Writing is how I share with people. (less)
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