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Kim Wells

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Kim wrote her first critically acclaimed (if you call her fourth grade teacher a critic, and she does) short story when she was 9 years old. It was about Christmas in a Cave, and it featured such topical, ground-breaking subjects as homelessness & cave dwelling. She's been writing ever since. The state of publication depends on who you ask.

She has a Ph.D. in Literature, with specialties in American Lit, Women Writers, Feminism, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Film Studies but please don't hold any of that against her. She sometimes teaches academic writing and how to read literature at a university in her hometown and tries to convince college students that it really is cool to like poetry.

She lives in the South, has twin children (one girl, one b
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Kim Wells I haven't had writer's block as a fiction writer, but when I wrote my dissertation, I had long periods where I wouldn't be able to write. I would…moreI haven't had writer's block as a fiction writer, but when I wrote my dissertation, I had long periods where I wouldn't be able to write. I would procrastinate like crazy. It was a sign, I think, that I just wasn't ready to finish. To be a "grown up."

For fiction, I try to write a little bit every day. Even if it's just a few hundred words, if you write every day, you keep in practice. And if I can't get a little writing out, I research, do a Pinterest folder for the story, or, believe it or not, take a nap. A lucid nap can add a story element better than you realize. (less)
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Mosaics is Live!

The print paperback (trade paperback size) for the Mosaics Anthology is live now! We worked really hard to get the formatting all perfect by Monday because we had understood that we must have it submitted to the printer by the 1st or it wouldn't be ready by our target March 8 date.

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