Kimberly Woodhouse’s Discipline of Writing (Episode 55)
On this episode of “The Romantic Side of Suspense,” I’m talking with Kimberly Woodhouse, the best-selling and award-winning author of more than twenty-five books who loves the joy of story. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate. She’s spoken to more than 2 million people at more than 2,500 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for thirty-plus years, she makes her home in the Poconos.
“It’s definitely a discipline to write,” Kimberly says. “I do teach a lot about writing … and people ask [how do I write when I get writer’s block] all the time. My answer is writer’s block is not an option. You have these big dreams [about the creative process], … but writing is hard work. It is a discipline—you have to make yourself sit down and write. You can’t wait for the muse to hit and you write something brilliant.
Listen to the podcast for more from our interview, plus an excerpt from Bridge of Gold.