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Kelly Duran writes contemporary women’s fiction and her debut novel—CAN’T TAKE IT BACK— released on April 16, 2020, as an Audible Original.

Kelly lives in Vancouver, BC and when not writing or reading, can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters with—depending on the time of day—either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in her hand.

Learn more about her at bykellyduran.com and follow her on Twitter & Instagram at @bykellyduran.
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Kelly Duran It’s important that you are writing for yourself and not with a dream to be published. We all know publication is the goal, but if you aren’t writing …moreIt’s important that you are writing for yourself and not with a dream to be published. We all know publication is the goal, but if you aren’t writing for the love of the craft, what is the point? The odds are so slim; it can be very disheartening.

So, write for the love of writing. Write because you can’t imagine NOT writing.

When you are ready to query, do so with hope and patience...and start working on your next book. Stay focused on your craft. I can pinpoint so many little moments where if I had gone a different direction I might not have ever signed with an agent or sold my first book.

Be humble. Be proud. Believe in yourself.(less)
Kelly Duran I didn't have one 'a-ha' moment where I knew exactly what was going to happen in CAN’T TAKE IT BACK. I started it knowing that I wanted to write a sto…moreI didn't have one 'a-ha' moment where I knew exactly what was going to happen in CAN’T TAKE IT BACK. I started it knowing that I wanted to write a story about the power of female friendships and how important those bonds are for women.

This was a theme from which I could draw inspiration from my own life and experiences because I never would have made it through my relationship issues and motherhood challenges without my friends by my side.

I’ve also always been fascinated by the way love evolves differently for couples. Specifically, how men and women change as individuals as their relationships mature and the decisions they make for the sake of their marriages.

I chose to write in multiple POVs so I could tell each woman’s story individually and also show how they came together with intersecting storylines. Each of the female characters in CAN'T TAKE IT BACK has a little bit of me in their soul.(less)
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“If you aren’t paying attention, it’s easy to miss when love changes. Sometimes it’s gradual—unravelling slowly like a ball of yarn rolled across the floor. Other times it’s lightning fast, triggered by something so powerful it cannot be quieted or undone.”
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“If you aren’t paying attention, it’s easy to miss when love changes. Sometimes it’s gradual—unravelling slowly like a ball of yarn rolled across the floor. Other times it’s lightning fast, triggered by something so powerful it cannot be quieted or undone.”
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