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Vol. 100, On Hunger and How It Necessitates Relentlessness

Posted on 23 September 2014

Hunger was quite a theme this weekend. I had lunch with an author. We were both famished by the time we got to the restaurant. She talked to me about her upcoming tour and her latest successes. When I told her I was almost done with my draft and was planning to send it out… »

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Summer Art Sale

Posted on 29 July 2014

Happy summer! I’ve had a fantastic first half of the year reconnecting with painting and I’m looking forward to ending out the year the same way. To celebrate my creative output, I’m having a summer art sale. Original prices range from $150 to $600 and everything is 10% off. I do payment plans and will… »

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My Writing Process

Posted on 9 June 2014

I’ve been writing a series of blogs on the creative life for over ten years now. While I’ve discussed a range of topics related to the background machinations of developing art, one of the writing-related things I love to discuss the most is process. While I am fascinated with the “how-ness” of artists’ creative processes… »

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Cocksure: Word of the Week for this week’s podcast (Episode 5)

Posted on 19 April 2014

I am fascinated with all the background machinations required for a person to commit to a creative life. This week’s podcast focuses on the absolute necessity of confidence. The word of the week is: cocksure. What I know to be true, is that if as an artist you don’t walk around with your own confidence… »

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Vol. 99: Yes, I am a novelist; No, I have not completed a novel

Posted on 18 April 2014

So, I went to an event tonight and I was chatting up the presenter—an accomplished and well-awarded playwright—and I said “I’m a novelist,” and carried on the conversation. It wasn’t until I walked away that I was like, “Wait, I’ve never published a novel.” That’s how deep in I am with my novel. Yeah, I’m… »

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Episode 4 of Kiini’s Podcast Is Up!

Posted on 22 March 2014

Wow, sometimes life just swoops in and steals all your extra brain cells and all you can do is run after tasks so you can get them out into the ether and off your brain! Now that I’ve taken a breath, I can go back to the podcast I recorded about a month ago, but… »

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Episode 3 of the new podcast

Posted on 3 February 2014

I am officially halfway done with this second (most recent) rewrite of my novel. More so than the first section, I’m finding that I’m doing a bit of slash and burn, areas where I went on a bit too far into a scene when the point was already demonstrated. It has to do with feeling… »

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Word of the Week, Episode 2 is up!

Posted on 20 January 2014

I had a bit of a whirlwind of a weekend. I took the bus out to Boston for the annual Arisia science fiction conference. I really enjoyed all my panels and communing with other writers. Food for the artist’s soul. I’ve completed the second podcast–which led me to an interesting reflection on one of my… »

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New Year, New Project: Word of the Week Podcast

Posted on 11 January 2014

Happy 2014! If you’ve read the KIS.list you know that I am an overwhelmed artist who is always coming up with new schemes and projects to maintain my connection with art and artmaking. A writer recently suggested that I read some of my stories on audio. If you’ve ever done a reading with me, then… »

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Vol. 98, Self-Love: Not Easy, But Required

Posted on 25 September 2013

“I LOATHE myself. I am the greatest disappointment of my life on all fronts: professionally, physically, financially, romantically.”—From Vanessa Libertad Garcia’s suicide note, which was posted as her last blog post What would you imagine to be the profile of someone who is *the* greatest disappointment of her life? A woman who has production and… »

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