Tag Archives: inspiration

I’m Back!

  It’s been almost 5 weeks since my last post or my last visit to blogs. *Big wave* I can’t tell you how much it helped to remove the blogging writing and reading and downsize the social media. It’s the … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Things People Say

I wrote this post a while back on how snippets of conversation show character so well in real life. It amused  me that these were actual words real people said to each other in the moment. https://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/the-things-people-say/

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Reblog: Audrey Kalman’s Up is mandatory—what my Grand Canyon hike taught me about writing

This has been a heck of a week. But I stumbled upon an excellent and inspiring post on writing from a terrific writer and blogger, Audrey Kalman. If you’ve had ups and downs and you need a pick me up … Continue reading

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Reblog: When Inspiration Has Fled the House–Writer’s Pause

Today, I thought I’d reblog something from 2010 back when I was fumbling with The Six Train to Wisconsin first draft. Working on the end of my third book this week, I swore this was the only book where I … Continue reading

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Weirdest Place Where Inspiration Strikes

I’d love to say that inspiration struck me here. That getting back to nature was my muse. But it didn’t and it wasn’t. The place where inspiration consistently strikes me? It’s weird. It’s the bathroom. I got the concept for … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Write to Music

I react to sounds. Music inspires emotion inside me. It fills me with feeling. Feeling I mistakenly think I’ve infused into my words when it’s really feeling that is not translated onto the page. Your reader will not be listening … Continue reading

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Guest Post: PJ Sharon on Heaven is For Heros

In Heaven is for Heroes, seventeen year-old Jordie Dunn must face the loss of her brother when he’s killed in the war in Iraq. But Jordie doesn’t believe the military report that his best friend and fellow Marine, Alex Cooper, … Continue reading

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Delayed Gratification and the Harry Potter Series

So I have a little secret that I can finally share with the world. I just finished the last Harry Potter book. But Kourtney, it was published in 2007! Yup. And I avoided all spoilers for 3 freaking years. Because … Continue reading

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