Elisabeth Kinsey
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Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the group 'Virtual Critique Group'
"Hi Heyna - are you pitching your stuff now?  Long time no see. I have finished the memoir...for better or for worse."
Nov 25, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey replied to the discussion 'How Can We Make Our Group More Useful?' in the group Literary Fiction Writers
"We can create a facebook closed group. Call it: LitFic and invite people?  Also, my email is my full name at gmail dot com."
Nov 4, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey replied to the discussion 'How Can We Make Our Group More Useful?' in the group Literary Fiction Writers
"Hi Sara, My memoir is The Holy Ghost Goes to Bed at Midnight: Half a Mormon Life about me (forced into a religion that doesn't match me and then all that comes with the aftermath of having no answers and no God). So far, my beta readers like…"
Nov 4, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey replied to the discussion 'How Can We Make Our Group More Useful?' in the group Literary Fiction Writers
"Sounds great to me! :)  Sounds a little like Poisonwood Bible-ish. Loved that book. No matter what kind of fiction you write, you have an audience in mind and they exist. I have read "experimental" which more and more is actually just…"
Nov 4, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey replied to the discussion 'How Can We Make Our Group More Useful?' in the group Literary Fiction Writers
"Hi all, The most recent Writer's Digest defines (I think, pretty well) "Literary Fiction" in an article. Also, their conferences always have plenty of agents who represent the genre. I have a huge list that is from their Pitch part of…"
Nov 3, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the group 'Literary Fiction Writers'
"I'm done with my memoir but tweaking little things...procrastinating. I use One Note because it's more dynamic...docs can move around easily."
Oct 28, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the group 'Literary Fiction Writers'
"Hi Sara, You are not alone. I was sick for most of last year while trying to write. Terrible kidney problems so I get it. Also, I have lost stuff...whole chapters. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your novel. Box.net is a wonderfully free program…"
Oct 28, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the blog post '[Making the Leap] Backaches, Climbing Mountains and Writing Persistance'
"Good thing for your back. I had to pass a kidney stone before it got better for me. Haha. But I love the extended metaphor and thanks for the pep talk!"
Aug 8, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey liked Julie Luek's blog post [Making the Leap] Backaches, Climbing Mountains and Writing Persistance
Aug 8, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey liked Kamy Wicoff's blog post Ads on She Writes
Jun 6, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the blog post 'What's In A Name? (Or, "What Ho, Jeeves?")'
"Aloysius, the bear in Brideshead Revisited. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (from the mixed up files...). Jarndyce and Jarndyce...Bleak House. Gabriel Oak (Far From the Madding Crowd). Mr. Slugworth from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Zooey from…"
May 9, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey liked Kamy Wicoff's blog post What's In A Name? (Or, "What Ho, Jeeves?")
May 9, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the blog post 'How Do We Write What We DON'T Know?'
"Kamy - I'm so VERY sorry about your collarbone and pain. I am no stranger to pain. It's too bad they didn't give you dilaudid. That stuff makes everything okay.  Ah well.  I hope you are healing well.  When I write…"
Apr 25, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey posted a blog post

Pubslush Interview

Hi all!I was interviewed on Pubslush today!See More
Apr 3, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the blog post '[MAKING THE LEAP] Loosening The Creativity'
"I posted it on here on my blog. I am keeping yours as a reminder on ways to recharge. :)"
Apr 1, 2013
Elisabeth Kinsey commented on the blog post '[MAKING THE LEAP] Loosening The Creativity'
"I love this as it expands on my previous blog post, too about defining what "fleshing out" is -- my number seven expands to tons of ways to get back to creativity. Thanks for posting."
Mar 30, 2013

Profile Information

Who I am:
Hi- I'm a writer and poet and teacher. Read my blog at: http://mykinseylife.blogspot.com/ and check out my website:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Broken Stove House" in Ask Me About My Divorce, Women Open Up About Moving On (Seal Press, 2009)
Debunking the Denver Dog Right-a-way - The Denver Post
"Stutti Defunkt" in The Rambler, 2009
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The Emergency Journal, Greenwoman Magazine
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Plays, Blog Posts, Theory
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
I consult and edit, I teach.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
No. Looking for one.
My professional associations:
Associated Writing Press, Denver Poets
I found out about She Writes from:
Carelene Brice

Elisabeth Kinsey's Blog

Pubslush Interview

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:41am 0 Comments

Hi all!

I was interviewed on Pubslush today!

7 Ways to "Flesh Out" a Scene

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:57pm 0 Comments


            You've finally found a reading "pal," a person you trust who answers all the burning questions you have about your manuscript, a person who has also published a little or a lot, who takes the kind of consideration with your manuscript that it needs to be "polished." You've given her your…


Breaking the Rules

Posted on April 7, 2012 at 8:42am 0 Comments

I have to apologize.  Lately on my blog, I've broken the rule about writing, which is to veer away from self-indulgence (unless it is compelling, surprising, or brings the reader to a new realm) and I've berated some of my audience, which are true blue lovers of Colorado.


I apologize!


I, Elisabeth Kinsey, will stop wallowing in self pity long enough to at least follow those rules and dedicate my time to finding what Dinty Moore calls:


"a gentle…


Five Questions for Journalist Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

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1) How has your career as a journalist evolved?  How did you get to features?


Even in grade school, writing was the way that I most comfortably expressed myself. I was the consummate journal-keeper. But I didn’t seriously…


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At 8:44am on March 14, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Welcome to In Praise of Literature, Elisabeth!

Feel free to post book recommendations or cautions, start a discussion, or post links to reviews, articles, or blogs you think everyone needs to read--anything that fits your definition of literature! Most important, please have fun!

I'm new to group moderation, therefore bound to overlook something. Please let me know if there's something you'd like to see and I'll do my best to come through for you.

Glad to have you aboard!



At 12:10pm on April 30, 2012, Kathy Leonard Czepiel said…

I feel your pain! I get a check only 8 out of 12 months. Budgeting is a challenge, to say the least!

At 4:55pm on April 24, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

I haven't been on SheWrites much lately.  Been busy doing my own "thang" I suppose.  I'm curious as to what my SheWrites friends are up to, writing-wise, though.  Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from 2 agents who have requested my full manuscript of The Time Minders.  I'm still working on Kingdoms of Blood & Magic, but not as diligently as I should, since I've been querying/submitting for the TTM, doing scads of tutoring at my daughters' school and work for our church's youth group.  How about YOU? 

At 9:28pm on April 15, 2012, Heather Marsten said…

Looking forward to hear more about your story

At 8:26pm on March 29, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

Big howdy!  Hope you are well.  What are you working on?

At 12:12pm on January 21, 2012, henya drescher said…

Writing away...editing the last few chapters of my book...then back to the beginning. One more edit, and I should be done. Are you in a critique group? I belong to an on line critique group, and the face-to-face meeting twice a month in Soho. I find that feedback gives me the push I need. Are you almost finished with your ms?

At 9:24am on January 21, 2012, henya drescher said…

Hi Elizabeth...how are you?

How's your writing coming along?

At 11:23am on October 7, 2011, Karen A. Wyle said…
Answering your question about Jennifer Laughran -- no, I'm in the Midwest (Indiana), and haven't been to New York for almost twenty years (sigh).  I just love reading her tweets.
At 7:55am on July 25, 2011, Totsymae said…


Welcome to The Short Story Writer. Nice to have you join us. In the Introduction, tell us a little about yourself and post your website/blog.

Join in any of the discussions and/or start your own for other members to join in.


Again, welcome!

At 3:08pm on June 24, 2011, Yejide Kilanko said…
Thanks Elisabeth. Have a great weekend!

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