Kelly Eden lives next to a rainforest in New Zealand. Her work has been featured on Apple News Spotlight, Mamamia.com, Zoosk and more. Free templates https://becauseyouwrite.substack.com
A Letter to The Friend I Lost After My Divorce
Dear Ex-Friend, I ate the quiche you made. You know, the one you made for Nathan because his wife left a few months ago and you felt sorry for him. He shared it with me because I’m on my own tonight too — my kids are at their dad’s — and it was delicious. I loved the mushrooms you added. Honestly, it was a really good quiche. I would say it falls within the top five best quiches I’ve ever eaten.
How to Write With Passion and Captivate More Readers
Write what you are passionate about “Write what you know” was the mantra that rolled around in my head over and over in the early days of my writing career. A lot of writers hear this and argue about it because it can really stunt creative writing, but it can also be a good starting point.
So You Dream of Being a Writer? The Reality Might Not Be What You Expect
Most of us who dream of being writers imagine that we'll publish novels. We picture sitting behind the desk at an author-signing with long lines of fans queuing out the door, our beautifully designed books stacked up beside us.
8 Science-backed Ways to Help Your Teen with a Broken Heart
When our teens get into dating it can be pretty scary for us as parents. Suddenly our babies are in the adult world of love! Negotiating all those emotional, physical (Ahh!) and social aspects that come with relationships. But, considering most teenagers don’t end up marrying their first love, what do we do when they, inevitably, break up?
Lessons from Crashing an Engagement Party
Last night I was invited to a bar to sing karaoke. As a rule, I say no to karaoke. Nobody wants to hear me sing. But my partner and his friends are musicians and so (making him pinky promise that I wouldn’t have to perform) I decided to say yes.