Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Getting Unstuck by Amberly Clowe

So…what are you passionate about?

What sends you into a fit of excited giggles?

What keeps you up at night, wrestling villains and turnings pages?

For my dad, it’s anything Clive Cussler.

For my husband, it’s a fact-filled read of historical fiction.

For me, it’s children’s fiction.

I love to read it. I love to write. It. Each genre has its own fascinating elements. Picture books can inspire the imagination yet eviscerate the heartstrings. Chapter books introduce zany characters in wild situations. Middle grade stories are close friends in one of the most traumatic times of life. YA fiction can turn the world as we know it upside down in mind-blowing and delicious ways.

I devour books. I love to absorb twisting plots and enlightening perspectives. I love to sit back in awe at the world an author has woven. And like so many others, I love to be inspired.

I have found that, as a writer, if I’m not completely enthralled by a project, there’s no point. Apathy will always show through my storytelling. For years, I’ve read and heard that a writer should write what he or she is passionate about. Guess what?

I totally get that.

The cool thing is that through reading I have discovered which genres and topics to pursue in writing. It’s fascinating how the two go together. So, if you get stuck in your writing, if you ever feel at a crossroads, walk—no run—to your local bookstore or library and pour through those shelves. You may quickly find that you’re not stuck at all.

What is your secret for finding your writing passion? 


Amberly Kristen Clowe has loved literature since she was a little girl. The elementary school Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash due in April of 2018. Amberly is kept wonderfully busy by spending time with family, along with tackling her many writing projects and teaching children at her church.
teacher now has three published children’s stories and

You can find Amberly online at these websites.