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Kim Wells

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in Elgin, Illinois, The United States
November 08

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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 boy) and
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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 proc…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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Enough

image of two thoughtful silhouette heads



















Fighting back tears, again,

for the thousandth time in this pandemic world--
I think of all the mental health ads I see on a daily basis.
Mostly for meds that have a long list of insidious side effects.
But I’ve cried more this year than in the ten years prior.
The void is still there.

And how hard it was to find someone last year for
my 15-year-old who thought
her being gone forever might be le

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