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Don’t Panic

May 29, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 0

A novelist friend I’ll call Jon ran away from home at seventeen, joined the army, and participated in gnarly episodes in Southeast Asia. Afterward, among […]

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Please Read

April 30, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 0

Over lots of years teaching creative writing, a few times I have lamented that I didn’t choose another profession. Real estate? Long haul trucking? One […]

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Starting Over

April 4, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 0

In case the writers among you might find a process valuable, I’ll confess that after writing and diligently revising fourteen novels, half of them published, […]

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March 27, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 0

“It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. -Gertrude Stein, novelist, […]

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Newport Ave

March 14, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 0

I stumbled upon an Amazon contest and thought, what the heck, I could use a few quick bucks and the name recognition Amazon can provide […]

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March 1, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 0

Some years back, I played in band. All of us except the crazy drummer lived together. Our saxophonist was Ron Martina, a picturesque fellow who […]

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My Reading List

January 2, 2015 Ken Kuhlken 1

Franz Kafka responded to a comment from a fellow named Oskar who apparently commended reading that makes us happy: “I think we ought to read […]

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On Editors, part 2

November 21, 2014 Ken Kuhlken 0

Some people appear to us with such perfect timing, and serve us in such dramatic ways, we can hardly be faulted for believing they might be […]

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On Editors

October 29, 2014 Ken Kuhlken 0

In the beginning, my novel The Good Know Nothing (Poisoned Pen Press, August 2014) was a challenge that weighed me down. At first I conceived […]