Tag Archives: Kristen C. Strocchia

Summer Mentor Read, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Got time for books? Why not put your reading time to work and make a mentor reading list for this summer? I’ve discovered over the last several years of attending the Pocono Retreat that besides a Writing To Do list, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Cutting the Line, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Most likely we’ve all heard the advice that great writers are great readers. Know your craft, which we do by reading authors who’ve succeeded there. So, like many will-be authors, I keep a To Read list and a stack of … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 2: Revising Life, by Kristen C. Strocchia

While my Time Ferrets Anonymous post championed making the most of every moment for moving a writing career forward, there’s something to be said for revising life. While it’s generally a New Year tradition to make positive changes, why not … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 1: Time Ferrets Anonymous, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Voices screaming inside your head demanding to be written while actual voices scream outside your head demanding to be taken care of? I know the feeling. By summer, I fancy myself a full time writer, but the other … Continue reading

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#BelieveInMagic Day 8: Mountain Moving Magic, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Note: Kristen’s beautiful artwork was supposed to accompany her poem, If I Believe, which was featured on Day 2 of our show. If you are reading it for the first time, or enjoying it a second time, we hope you find it … Continue reading

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#BelieveInMagic Day 2: If I Believe, by Kristen C. Strocchia

If I Believe Cradled in this mustard seed, tiny spark to giant tree. There’s mountain moving magic inside of me. Faith so small, ready to grow free. Tiny spark to giant tree not precocious, not demanding— faith. So small. Ready … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New, by Kristen C. Strocchia

If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. So goes the old saying. Looking ahead to my writing in 2017, doing what I’ve always done could be beneficial and harmful all at … Continue reading

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Teaching to Learn Craft, by Kristen C. Strocchia

If we’re going to discuss craft, then we need to honestly look in the tool box. What do you see? Words, yes. But what do you notice about those words? Well, if you’re a language teacher like I am, you’ll … Continue reading

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Five Encouraging Celebrations on the Path to Publication by Kristen C. Strocchia

Becoming a published author isn’t for the easily discouraged. There will be many pitfalls along the way, but each lined with a hidden encouragement if you know where to look. The summer of 2012, I realized that I just had … Continue reading

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Writer Beware: The Horizons of Writing Craft, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Since language and culture are living, breathing and actively changing, the literature they produce—and therefore our craft as writers—change with them.  What’s trending now, is not what trended a hundred years ago or what will be trending a hundred years … Continue reading

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