- I’ll have a new flash fiction story (a.k.a. a super-short story) coming out in an anthology from Timber Ghost Press later this year! Stay tuned for details.
- My short story, “Opal Under the Sky,” is available in the Pikes Peak Writers anthology, Journeys Into Possibility, in paperback and Kindle format.
- My short story, “A Sail of Ash,” is available in paperback in the Baltimore Review 2022 Anthology.
- My short story, “Beauty in Stasis,” a retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in space, is available in paperback in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology, Bizarre Bazaar.
- How Do Your Characters Handle Secrets? – on the RMFW blogYour characters have secrets. How they keep them (or not), how they protect them, and how they are affected by them can be… Read more: How Do Your Characters Handle Secrets? – on the RMFW blog
- Why Interviewing Real People Can Enhance Your Fiction – On the RMFW BlogCan your fiction benefit from the real-world experience of someone who’s experienced, learned, or is passionate about something in your scenes? If so,… Read more: Why Interviewing Real People Can Enhance Your Fiction – On the RMFW Blog
- Finding Inspiration and Joy on a Girls’ Trip to CaboTwo little words can carry a wealth of promise. A promise of adventure, magic, nourishment of the soul, and, you know, margaritas. What… Read more: Finding Inspiration and Joy on a Girls’ Trip to Cabo
- Character Development: Turning Strengths into Weaknesses (and Vice Versa) – On the RMFW BlogWe know we’re supposed to give our characters both strengths and weaknesses to make them more three-dimensional and realistic. But have you thought… Read more: Character Development: Turning Strengths into Weaknesses (and Vice Versa) – On the RMFW Blog
- How to Make 2024 a Better Year (Mayhem Optional)Welcome to 2024, a shiny new year full of promise and good intentions and definitely not heinous deceptions. Like you, I’m positive this… Read more: How to Make 2024 a Better Year (Mayhem Optional)
I’m a Colorado-based freelance/business writer, creative writer, and speaker with an irresistible desire to talk about writing (or travel… don’t get me started). Storytelling is the best way I know to keep reality on a short leash. Whether you’re a reader or a writer (or both), this website is a place where we can share tips, gripes, inspiration, and observations about this writing life. Got a question? Ask! Got a suggestion or comment? Share it! Want more? Sign up for my newsletter. I can’t wait to connect with you.
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List 5 things about your protagonist that they wouldn’t want people to know. Then list 5 things about your antagonist they wouldn’t want people to know. What can you do with their secrets to heighten the tension between them, or to make them more sympathetic towards each other?
“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
― Logan Pearsall Smith
Catch up with Kelley at these great events:
To see an interview with me about finding an agent, my writing journey, how to watch a Shakespeare play, and more, visit the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s podcast/YouTube video here: “Kelley JP Lindberg & True Love Never“
Looking for more information about writing? Check out these websites.
Writers whose stories feature women in the WestRocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Monthly events and annual conference in ColoradoPikes Peak Writers
Monthly events and annual conference in ColoradoLighthouse Writers Workshop
Courses and workshops for both adults and youth, based in Colorado
Seasonal events and annual conference in UtahLife, the Universe & Everything
Conference/symposium on SF & Fantasy in UtahRomance Writers of America
National organization with local chaptersScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
National organization with local chaptersMystery Writers of America
National organization with local chapters
International organization with local chaptersSociety of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
National organization with local chaptersPreditors & Editors
guide to publishers and publishing servicesSociety for Technical Communication
National organization with local chapters for technical writers & communicators