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The War on Fun---How Modern Culture is KILLING Creativity

Since homeschooling The Spawn, life has shifted dramatically as I struggle along this uncharted learning curve. For instance, it is a gorgeous summer this year. I’ve lived in Texas most of my life and never witnessed weather so balmy and beautiful. 2,248 more words

Kristen Lamb

Reduce Stress, Increase Joy & Productivity---Why Is Simple So HARD?

Funny how we get the same lessons in life over and over and…over. Maybe not you guys. Maybe y’all are sharper than me. But the thing I keep returning to is “essentialism.” Boil everything down to the basics. 2,125 more words

Kristen Lamb

Why Are Zombies Consuming Our Culture?

Eh, it’s Friday, so we’re going to have a little fun debate. ZOMBIES. I never actively intended the undead to be part of my author brand, but strangely? 2,141 more words

Kristen Lamb

What Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Can Teach Us About Going Pro as AUTHORS

Some of you may know that (for stress relief) I practice Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. Being a teacher and a writer, I see lessons in everything. Strangely, our dojo is not known for BJJ. 2,101 more words

Kristen Lamb

Writing, Caregiving & Confessions of a "Recovering" Control Freak

It’s funny how life has this way of pointing out our weaknesses. We have this delusion that we can keep doing things the way we always have and it will work…and that’s when the pressure piles up. 2,210 more words

Kristen Lamb

The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues

To prologue or not to prologue? That is the question. The problem with the prologue is it has kind of gotten a bad rap over the years, especially with agents. 1,744 more words

Kristen Lamb

From "Tag!" to "It!"

Wednesday, I came up with “tags” that fit most of my  novels and manuscripts–Texas, animals, romance, forgiveness, second chances–and developed a “brand” line from them, which doesn’t really cover everything, but I kind of like it:  534 more words