Gretchen L. Kelly, Author

I’m An Imposter.

“When you wake, levitate Ideas pouring out. Then you set out to make  something great, But nothing comes out. Are you quick on your feet? It’s time to dig deep.” This is it. The part I hate. The part where the words won’t come. The part where the thoughts keep poking me, hot daggers of […]

How Music Saved My Writer Soul

I think I must have always been a writer. I think it’s something you’re born with. Part of you that is lying in wait. Patiently, quietly, waiting. Eventually, it awakens, stretching it’s arms and looking around, bleary eyed… blinking in confusion before the realization settles in… I am home. I was in the third grade. Her […]

Sex, Art & Rock and Roll

Have you ever been excited about something, only to be let down? You feel energy firing up your senses and you give yourself over to the moment. But then the moment feels… dull. Boring. Lackluster. You’re left wanting. It can be a detached lover or a singer on the stage just going through the motions. […]

Giving It Away For Free: Writing For The Huffington Post

The drums are beating again. The anger has swelled and keyboards are being pounded in condemnation. It’s a fury that’s been simmering for a while. The Huffington Post is under fire for not paying for content, for not paying the bloggers whose words beef up their site. And people are pissed. This time their hackles […]

Heart On Fire… Happy Birthday Samara

No one tells you that blogging will become about more than just writing. It may start off as a way to find your voice, share your thoughts and exercise the writing muscle. But it becomes so much more. You start meeting other writers. People who care about the same issues you care about. People who […]

Can’t We All Be Keith Richards?

  “I can’t get no satisfaction Cause I try, and I try, and I try…” -The Rolling Stones, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction Raise your hands if you’ve ever felt like quitting. Ever felt like you were a fraud. Like maybe you were good… once. But whatever it was is gone. A fluke. If you’ve […]

The Writing Process Blog Tour

  “Staring at empty pages, Centered ’round the same ole plot” -Traffic, Empty Pages Earlier this summer one of my favorite bloggers nominated me to participate on The Writing Process Blog Tour. My first thought was process? You mean there should be a process? My second thought was me? You want to know how and why and what […]

Damn You, Feelings

“Welcome to the inner workings of my mindSo dark and foul I can’t disguise,Can’t disguise.Nights like this,I become afraidOf the darkness in my heart…Hurricane” -MS MR, Hurricane This has been a crazy year. At the dawn of 2013 I declared that it would be “The Year of Not Learning.” The previous year had been kinda […]

Why I’m Here

“So put me on a highway, and show me a sign.  And take it to the limit, one more time.” -The Eagles, Take It To The Limit I’ve been doing this thing, this whole blogging thing for a few months now.  I love it.  I didn’t know how much I’d love it.   That has […]