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Kimberly Buckner  // Posts published by Kimberly Buckner

23 Jul Posted by in Meetings | 4 comments


There’s a reason we want to write. Yes, we have something to say. But there are other ways to do that. We could preach, we could teach, we could paint, or dance, or even form a picket line. But we write. Yes, we want to touch lives.  But we could do that through service, or […]


21 Jun Posted by in Meetings | 3 comments

Just. Write.

You are born a writer. You must become an author. This takes diligence, persistence and perseverance. And a laptop.  I have heard this over the years, and it is true. But the pursuit of authorship can, if we’re not careful, strangle the writer in us. A handful of years ago I completed my first manuscript. […]


18 May Posted by in Meetings | 2 comments

Time is on My side

I got a new computer this year. It’s a MacBook Air–yes I”ve gone over to the “those creative types” side, for whom a PC just isn’t hip enough. Mostly I like it because it’s light weight and since I haul my laptop with me on all my travels this matters.  The thing that made me […]


16 Apr Posted by in Inspiration | 1 comment

Words: More than an app

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. John 1:1-4 (italics mine) And God […]


12 Mar Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Just one more…

Have you ever caught yourself at the end of a pint of ice cream and wondered how you got there? You were only going to have one more bite…. Or with chips? Where did all that salsa go anyway? Or how about with a book? Last night I stayed up until one a.m. reading. On […]


07 Feb Posted by in Meetings | 3 comments

No U-Turn

Have you ever reached a point where you had to make a choice? And not a “will I forgo Sunday school to rob a bank” choice, who does that? And not a “will I stop for the yellow, or just nudge the gas” choice, but a big, all-your-chips-on-the-table, I-can’t-have-this-good-thing-and-that-good-thing choice. One where once you make your choice, […]


24 Nov Posted by in Meetings | 2 comments



It’s Thanksgiving, and it’s week three of National Write a Novel Month, aka Nanowrimo.  Which means, while I’m sitting trying to eek out my words for the day, thankful may not be my modus operandi. Oh my gosh, this is so hard. Maybe I should start adding really and very in front of some words. […]


Get thee behind me, Weasel Word.

“We’ve all done that thing when you’re writing a first draft and you look at your prior day’s work to see where you left off.  Three hours later, while you’re debating the merits of moment versus minute in your third paragraph, you realize you haven’t written a new word. It’s important to turn off your inner […]


Music to my Manuscript

It always starts the same.  The soft plucking of a single guitar string that eases into a tentative harmony.  Then a clear, wistful voice says, “hello.” It’s the first line of Jason Mraz’s song, If It Kills Me, and it happens to be the first of 49 songs that comprise what is oh-so-cleverly dubbed Writing List in my […]


On the road? Again?!?

I travel for my day job, which means I spend a lot of time in the car. A. Lot. Of. Time. I don’t mind so much because I can listen to books on CD (shout out for technology!) And because I get a lot of great story ideas when my mind doesn’t have to pay […]