I’m a millennial, in case you haven’t figured that out. I mean, I’m writing a blog about a creative hobby. Isn’t that one of the many stereotypical things a millennial does? As most creative millennials will tell you, Pinterest is amazing for organizing your creative ideas. I have Pinterest boards for many aspects of writing that I’d like to examine closer. Whether it’s character building or editing or whatever, if it’s a part of the writing process that I’m interested in or feel insecure about, I likely have a Pinterest board for it. And through that, I stumbled over a blog post with a YouTube video by Kristen Kieffer (video linked above).
And she. Is. Awesome.
I haven’t taken the time to read through her whole blog yet, but as of writing this, I’ve watched most of her YouTube videos. In them, she manages to give concrete writing advice without coming across like someone who’s convinced they have it all figured out. I’ve read a few books about writing recently and while they’ve been full of great information and advice, the know-it-all tone does grate on me after a while. I get it. You’ve done the thing. You’ve had the success. You’re awesome. Now please, can we get back to helping us newbies with doing the thing? Kristen hasn’t forgotten that. It’s refreshing and I truly appreciate it.
Here’s a link to her awesome blog, if you’d like to check it out!