The Magic of Creativity

by Kathryn Jane The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture. When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an opening scene, and the story grows…

I disagree!

by Kathryn Jane   I disagree with lots of what goes by me on FB. But instead of lashing out, shaking a finger or fist, unfriending or blocking, I sit back and wonder… Why is this person’s opinion so different from mine? How can she not see what I see? Why does she not think…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

What’s your 2019 word?

by Kathryn Jane New Year’s Resolutions? Nope, never been a thing for me. But five or six years ago I stumbled upon the idea of having a word for the year–something to focus on–and I liked it. Gratitude, Love, Kindness, Smile, and Joy were among my choices between then and now,  and I honestly don’t…

Have you lost your mind?

by Kathryn Jane I keep asking myself this question. Why? Because I’ve been told many, many times that a writer should always stick to one genre, yet in the span of just a few months I’m releasing four books, in three different genres. Why? Because I write what I want to write. What I feel….

Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

The Magic of Story

by Kathryn Jane Authors are frequently asked where their story ideas come from, and I usually shrug and say, I have no idea. They just happen somehow. Then I heard Nora Roberts say, it’s magic. Brilliant. And it’s true! I have no idea where the words com from,  how they form and become a story,…

  by Kathryn Jane I had a blog almost ready for posting, but it wasn’t a good fit for today, so instead, in the light of the tragedy in Las Vegas yesterday, I will simply share what I believe to be true. Kindness and Love are the answer to all the troubles in the world….

Kindness is the ultimate headline, don’t you think?

By Kathryn Jane  Here most of us sit in front of our monitors and televisions, watching disasters unfold, and what I’m seeing time after time, in spite of the horrible click-bait type of headlines, is Kindness!  I’m seeing:  People of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and stages of financial security helping each other.  Posts of gratitude…

Painted Rocks, Joy, and Childhood Revisited

I grew up spending my summers at the beach, and one of our favorite pastimes was collecting rocks and shells, and painting them. Well, imagine my surprise when I recently discovered adults all around the world have taken to painting rocks, and tucking them in fun spots for other folk to find. Rocks with messages, or…