Hello wonderful writers!

You belong to a small and exclusive group: writers I coach, edit, or workshop with. Although I may blog in other places on the web, this blog will be only for those with whom I work closely and will be by invitation only.

Since you’ve been working with me for a while, you already know about my ongoing hair-pulling problems with computer crashes and disappearing websites. Sigh . . . . And you already know how much I love to moan and complain about the above. Well, after my third time recreating my site, I’ve decided to try some new things. I know, I know . . . I’m a slow learner. This blog is one of my new things. It won’t go away if my computer crashes. You won’t have to wait for months while I recreate my site so I can upload new blogs. I’ll be free to log in and blog away on a much more frequent basis.

You’ll be able to post comments and ask questions and I’m hoping my answers (and your comments) will help us all reach our goal of becoming the best writers we can be. So here’s to change and to continuing our work together.


About kimgriswell

I'm an author, an editor, a writing coach, and a workshop leader. I spend my days asking questions and looking (or listening) for answers, and thinking up ideas for new stories to write for my favorite audience: kids! I guess I'm just about as curious as Rufus Leroy Williams III, the intrepid pink hero of my picture book series from Sterling Publishing, is persistent. Did you know that in 5000 B.C. people blamed 'tooth worms' for their cavities? Neither did I until I developed THE HAUNTED OUTHOUSE for the Bathroom Reader's Institute. Turns out, ancient dentists filled the wormholes with metals like gold or silver. Except the Aztecs. They used a mix of iron, water, and belly-button lint. As you'll discover by reading RUFUS GOES TO SCHOOL, RUFUS GOES TO SEA, and RUFUS BLASTS OFF! I believe that reading opens up worlds for young people. Books did that for me, and I hope my books will do the same for today's kids.
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3 Responses to Hello wonderful writers!

  1. Liz says:

    Thanks for setting this up & for inviting me.
    I look forward to sharing and improving aspects of my writing.

    Enjoy the process!




    Hi Kim and fellow writers out there and in here,
    I’m not sure how to use a blob, but I am grateful for the invite. I don’t mind telling all that I feel very blessed to be working with you. Here’s a quick cat story. The tac team brought in a little orange kitten one April night. It crawled under our desks all night and we fussed over it all night, putting it in boxes and draws, neither of which could hold it. Finally it settled under Sgt. Brown’s desk and big feet! The officer who had brought “Sandy” in, had heard it meow from under a car in Englewood, one of the high crime areas. So, we told Sgt. that the kitty had found a home, just don’t take off your shoes! But when the dawn broke, everybody left cute kitty for home and bed!
    “Come on, Kitty,” I said, “The day crew is to civilized for you.” I live just west of Englewood, maybe you can up grade.” Kitty baptised my car on the way home, which made it official.
    Cute kitty


    • kimgriswell says:

      What a great anecdote! And lucky kitty. Not so lucky car! Looks to me like you know how to blog just fine. You probably have stories every day that you could write down and work up as short stories, picture books, etc. I think this one could lead to a really fun short story if you had an interest in pursuing it.


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