“Try to recapture that childlike state, when you wrote just for the sake of it, without concern for whether anyone outside of yourself will like it, publish it, or favorably review it. Write down every little idea that comes to you, no matter how silly it may seem, even if you don’t know what you will do with it. Release the sense that an essay or story must hit the page in a fully-formed, ready-to-go condition. Focus on the simple joy of creating. Remember writer and educator Pat Schneider’s simple words: “A writer is someone who writes.”
-Kimberly Lee, Literary Reflections Editor
Kimberly Lee left the practice of law some years ago to focus on motherhood, community work, and creative pursuits. A graduate of Stanford University and UC Davis School of Law, she is a certified workshop facilitator with Amherst Writers and Artists, Journal to the Self®, and SoulCollage®. Kimberly’s work has appeared in Fresh Ink, Words and Whispers, Minerva Rising, Toyon, The Ekphrastic Review, F(r)iction, Soft Cartel, The Prompt, LA Parent, Quillkeepers Press, and elsewhere. Her first published piece was an essay on Literary Mama’s Blog. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Kimberly lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.