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Chiara Kelly

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New York, NY, The United States
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Chiara Kelly is an American freelance writer and editor currently living in Seoul, Korea with her husband and three sons. Her debut novel, "The Lady Leathernecks" is based in part on her service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001-2005. She is a graduate of Campbell University and Boston University. Her genre of interest involves contemporary women's fiction with a military twist and some added Korean spice.

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Chiara Kelly When I just cannot get my self to write, or have writer's anxiety, I usually take a walk outside and/or snag an iced latte. It's amazing how many…moreWhen I just cannot get my self to write, or have writer's anxiety, I usually take a walk outside and/or snag an iced latte. It's amazing how many ideas come flowing while you walk. Also, writing down just one sentence can spark new ideas that can keep you going for hours!(less)
Chiara Kelly I know this sounds cliché, but just keep on writing! But remember to always fine tune and polish your work, especially if you intend to publish. I…moreI know this sounds cliché, but just keep on writing! But remember to always fine tune and polish your work, especially if you intend to publish. I would also highly recommend joining writer's groups, especially while in the process of a major work. And above all else, value ANY type of feedback you get, whether positive or negative. Either can help you grow as a writer as long as it is given tactfully.(less)
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So, here’s the deal. You’ve been wanting to write something big and groundbreaking for a while. It’s been itching in the back of your mind. But then when you finally sit down to write, nothing comes; or ironically, you find you’d rather be doing something else—anything else, like cleaning the oven or building the backyard barbecue. Anything but writing. So you file away...

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“Risk is a four-letter word, but you know something? So is safe.”
Chiara Kelly

“Living in heaven with someone you do not love is the real hell. Living in hell with someone you truly love is the real heaven.”
Chiara Kelly

“Life often changes the rules, but there is nothing a diamond cannot make brighter.”
Chiara Kelly, The Solitaire Diaries

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Zig Ziglar

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“Rest easy, real mothers. The fact that you worry about being a good mother means you already are one.”
Jodi Picoult

“Life often changes the rules, but there is nothing a diamond cannot make brighter.”
Chiara Kelly, The Solitaire Diaries

“What was it about being a mom that was just so damn special this one day a year?...Who knows? All I knew was how nice it was to be celebrated on top of relishing the blessing of motherhood--a blessing not everyone who wanted it was fortunate enough to have.”
Chiara Kelly, The Solitaire Diaries




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