Tag Archives: inspiration

What is my Inspiration for the Character of Kat Preston?

  As you might expect, I’m a bit exhausted from the blog tour for TGWSG, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite guest posts from the tour! Guest Post from Butterfly-O-Meter Books’ Blog: My Source of Inspiration for … Continue reading

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I'm Back!

  It’s been almost 5 weeks since my last post or my last visit to blogs. *Big wave* I can’t tell you how much it helped to remove the blogging writing and reading and downsize the social media. It’s the … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Things People Say

I wrote this post a while back on how snippets of conversation show character so well in real life. It amused  me that these were actual words real people said to each other in the moment. http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/the-things-people-say/

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Reblog: Audrey Kalman’s Up is mandatory—what my Grand Canyon hike taught me about writing

This has been a heck of a week. But I stumbled upon an excellent and inspiring post on writing from a terrific writer and blogger, Audrey Kalman. If you’ve had ups and downs and you need a pick me up … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Write to Music

I react to sounds. Music inspires emotion inside me. It fills me with feeling. Feeling I mistakenly think I’ve infused into my words when it’s really feeling that is not translated onto the page. Your reader will not be listening … Continue reading

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Guest Post: PJ Sharon on Heaven is For Heros

In Heaven is for Heroes, seventeen year-old Jordie Dunn must face the loss of her brother when he’s killed in the war in Iraq. But Jordie doesn’t believe the military report that his best friend and fellow Marine, Alex Cooper, … Continue reading

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Delayed Gratification and the Harry Potter Series

So I have a little secret that I can finally share with the world. I just finished the last Harry Potter book. But Kourtney, it was published in 2007! Yup. And I avoided all spoilers for 3 freaking years. Because … Continue reading

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When Inspiration Has Fled the House-Writer’s Pause

This week, I’ve been plagued with nasty sinus headaches. The past two days my head has throbbed and throbbed. With no end in sight. Only when I sleep do I escape it. Not exactly the best situation to be drafting … Continue reading

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Tell me a fable

So rewind to 1997. This was a fav song of mine. Fable by Robert Miles. As I came home tonight, out of the hellish heat of the subway and into the cool 80 something degree breeze above ground, a story … Continue reading

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The things people say…

Sometimes I overhear snippets of conversation and I memorize it for future use, knowing at some point one of my characters will use the line. When my close friends read my stories they are always amazed at how tidbits of … Continue reading

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