Review of X-Men Apocalypse
posted by Kylie Leane on May 25, 2016
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My review (or more of a ramble) of X-Men Apocalypse.

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Authors of Influence - Anne McCaffrey
posted by Kylie Leane on May 15, 2016

Annie McCaffrey was a huge influence as I was growing up - especially in regards to her female heroines in a time that I felt like I was being swamped by heroines I could not relate to, I found solace in her amazingly well crafted female characters that I could relate to. I owe her much for helping me become the writer I am today.

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Authors of Influence - Issac Asimov
posted by Kylie Leane on April 29, 2016

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Protector's Manuscript Finished
posted by Kylie Leane on April 26, 2016

So it has been a really, really long journey editing Book 2: Protectors, but what an adventure it has been.
My amazing editor, Elle, took what was a quite a rough-diamond and shined it up into a state I am proud of. I was very worried about the ending, but now, I'm not and that is a huge relief to me.
It's a big book.
Here is some amazing details for you to digest:

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Authors of Influence - John Wyndham
posted by Kylie Leane on April 21, 2016

I've started a new Youtube Series, discussing the things that I feel have influenced me and helped shape me into the writer and woman I am today. I decided to start off the really impacting author's I recall.
First up in John Wyndham - the first author I truly recall reading.

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Happy Birthday
posted by Kylie Leane on April 8, 2016
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Tomorrow I turn 27. It doesn't seem like a very significant number. Indeed, it isn't really one at all. It's just another year older -- but to me, every year feels significant. It's another year. I've continued to live, to grow, to learn, to mature and become ever more the person I am...well...becoming I suppose.
To be honest, I am truly not sure who I am, I am not sure if I will ever actually be sure Do you ever figure that out? At what point in your life do you figure that out, I often wonder, because you're always becoming--well--you.

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Author Talk at Emmaus Christian College
posted by Kylie Leane on February 29, 2016
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So today I had the great honor of returning to my old school, which back in my day was actually called Bethesda, but today is Emmaus. Things had changed quite a lot! It was very overwhelming at first, but it was lovely to see that the old tree I used to sit and writer under still remained.
I was a guest for the Middle School Assembly and was able to speak about how Emmaus was vital in helping me become the writer I am today. I truly hope I was able to inspire some of the young people there.

Writing was never my gift, having to teach myself how to write - imagination was and is my gift.
Everything else sort of had to come along after that, after the love of adventure, after the love of making spaceships out of cardboard boxes and slaying space-dragons, I had to learn the art of writing - it isn't something that come naturally.

Perseverance, I believe, plays a great part in our lives.
Even at a young age, managing to get through school when perhaps we're struggling at it, we learn perseverance. That it is possible to keep trying, to make it through, and to come out the other side of the dark tunnel into the light.

Hopefully I will be able to have more chances to share with wonderful young people in the future.
I was very grateful for the chance to do so today.
Thank you very much to the Middle School of Emmaus Christian College!
Kylie Leane

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Does Your Writing Have Ka-Boom? (Guest Blog)
posted by Kylie Leane on January 9, 2016

Written by: Gwenneth Leane

How could anyone kill off their precious writings that they have given birth to? It is next to infanticide.
The great thoughts, the succinct quotes, the magical insights, the metaphors, similes that light up my writing and make it sparkle like sunshine on rippling water, they are like my children. How can I kill them? Well I canít, to kill them would be to kill myself.

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