Hi, I'm Kristen Kieffer. A life-long reader and storyteller, I love living life as an author of speculative fiction and creative writing resources.

At Well-Storied, I've made it my mission to help writers craft sensational novels and build their very best writing lives.

Current resources include workbooks — such as Crafting Incredible Characters and The Pre-Write Project — an expansive archive of writing tutorials and discussions, The Well-Storied Podcast, and more.

Encouraging community among writers has also been a passion of mine since launching Well-Storied (formerly She's Novel) in January 2014. I currently run active + engaged communities on Facebook and Twitter.

Use the links below to learn more and get involved today!

Kristen Kieffer

When not writing for Well-Storied, I can be found working on my upcoming fantasy series The Books of Maveryn and The Dark Between, reading voraciously, listening to true crime podcasts, and planning my great American road trip.

Want to get in touch? Use this link to head over to the contact page.

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Fun Facts.

Let's get to know one another better! Grab a cuppa and settle in. I'm sharing a few fun facts about myself below:

1. My favorite author is... 

This is a close tie between V.E. Schwab and Ursula K. Le Guin. Other favorites include Patrick Rothfuss, J.R.R. Tolkien, Leigh Bardugo, George R.R. Martin, and Kristin Cashore.

2. I'm a huge coffee snob. 

Break out the French Press! I'm a black coffee drinker, through and through.

3. I have a passion project. 

I consider The Dark Between series to be my passion project. The idea came from a scene I daydreamed in May 2012, though the scene itself is too spoiler-y to share.

4. My author-entrepreneur journey began with She's Novel. 

In January 2014, I began blogging at She's Novel as a way to share what I was learning about the craft of writing with other beginners. Two years later, I rebranded the site and Well-Storied was born.

5. I might be a bit of a nerd. 

I'm a fan of all things Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, and Game of Thrones. See also: an intense knowledge of medieval warfare, weaponry, and torture devices. Oh, and all of Hamilton. I'm ready for our rap battle, son.

6. I'm an Oxford comma loyalist. 

No ambiguity for me. I'm all in for this lil piece o' punctuation.

7. My taste in music is quite the dichotomy. 

You can find me listening to either indie folk or hip-hop + r&b. There is no in-between. Current favorites include Sufjan Stevens, Lord Huron, Raleigh Richie, Gallant, José Gonzáles, and, of course, the Hamilton soundtrack.



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