Katrina Kissinger


Katrina Kissinger is a creative writing instructor, author, and editor. As you can see, she's incognito in the photo. This is because she writes for adults under the Kissinger name and for children under a different name and doesn't want the two confused.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Like many other writers I know, I started writing stories while in grade school. The difference is, I didn't take it as a serious possible profession until I was in my twenties. And I was really not a good writer then. Nope. Not at all. The ideas were great, the story concept worked, but I didn't understand how to make a story come alive for the reader until I started taking classes and reading how-to-write books. And then I wrote hundreds of practice short stories and four practice novels before I felt ready to become published.
What's the story behind your latest book?
After purchasing many how-to-write books, I thought about all the self-published books I've read over the years written by people who didn't want to bother spending hours reading about how to write. They assumed it came natural. But it doesn't. There are "rules." It's easy to turn a great idea into a boring, difficult to understand book. Because so many writers want to just "write the book" and not take classes or watch a myriad of instructional videos or read the how-to books, I decided to make it quick, easy, and painless to learn the craft. It's not intensely in-depth, but it gives a beginner writer the tools of the trade in a simple format using examples. In less than an hour of reading, the writer can be well on his or her way to writing that first novel. I have taught creative writing classes for ten years, and I understand the needs of fledgling writers.
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Bare Bones: A Quick Guide to Writing Your First Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Learn the basics of how to write in less than an hour. Katrina Kissinger, an author, editor, and creative writing instructor, shows you how by touching on character, point-of-view, tenses, goal and motivation, conflict, pacing, revision, publishing, and promotion.

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