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I was told don’t wait to heal. Write to heal. I have been writing ever since. What a gift my now deceased father in law gave me. I believe he too knew the extend I would search to practice this. So here I am. An author, writer, poet, novelist and journalist, I play to be. Published now seven times with this book “Tush.” Never would I imagine I could accomplish this and benefit so much from my pen. Clearly, like many I have had such agonizing ways to which I met myself and questionable ways to which my patience let me find myself.
To the new writer I say this. Don’t do it if it’s forced, only if you truly love it. Write everyday. Write emotions and places in never before found, and with colours only you have seen. Write from the heart and think nothing of editing. Write knowing there is no perfection and write for others as much as yourself. Write while learning something new about yourself in every sentence. Write because you have to. If any of these feel safe and familiar, you are and love to write. Me too.
I’ll repeat this; when I write, I search for the romantic part of me and mix it with the down to earth girl walking that pavement every day. I have only just begun.
on Feb. 27, 2012 :
Having been lucky enough to return to school after nearly 40 years in the workplace, I’ve excitedly achieved my Associate Degree, and I’m now continuing the final stages, my last few classes, in pursuit of my Bachelor’s Degree.
The experience has been a complete thrill and an eye-opening, enlightening, and life changing experience beyond my wildest dreams. I have, however, been exposed to but a tiny fraction of the great writers of the eons as an English major this last ten years, attending part-time, but I have been exposed enough to know one of life’s master writers when I’m lucky enough to stumble upon one.
And Kimberly is one such amazing writer. She skilfully and empathetically carries her audience on an emotional roller coaster ride that quite literally leaves oneself absolutely breathless and educated all at the same time.
Lucky enough to study literature through many thousands of years, comparably, it has been a similar thrill to read and enjoy Kimberly’s writing. She easily compares with humanity’s most masterful writers throughout the ages with her powerfully unique, yet carefully nurturing style. Her amazing creativity is beyond comparison.
In my opinion her writing style reflects the future of writing for us; she’s clever, concise, never overly sentimental or annoyingly over indulgent. She takes us on a journey that is at once, troubling, tearful, empathetic, empowering, and often, side splittingly hilarious, all the while exposing the details of her life beyond what any typical writer, let alone human, would ever do.
I would heartily recommend her books of poetry to anyone, and don’t be fooled by her samples here on Smashwords, her depth and diversity far surpass what those samples would narrowly convey.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Feb. 16, 2012 :
What a journey? Touching, thought provoking, poignant yet inspirational. Try as a might, I cannot select just one poem as my personal favourite, not when the standard is this high. I have been able to narrow the list down to four, however. Finding the perfect words, another yesterday, your ego has no halo and pulling the trigger. Unnecessary poetry is a truly beautiful collection and I get the feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from this very talented newcomer.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Jan. 23, 2012 :
There is a line of reasoning that poetry grows from pain. Poetry enlightens, poetry stretches the imagination and poetry eases pain. You will find here on these pages, joy, tension, courage and wisdom. Challenge your senses go on a quest for truth. Expand your awareness go on a quest for good. Embrace this writing, advance your quest of beauty. Overcome your boredom.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)