Alice Kuipers was born in London in 1979. She studied at Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. In 2003, she moved to Saskatoon, Canada, where she now lives. Life on the Refrigerator Door is her first novel.
Ten years of FB friendship, definitely longer when it comes to a real life relationship. Lucky to call this... https://t.co/5Nf47g6T85
by @AliceKuipers - yesterday
@LyssAndJess @KCPLoft Just about to read my copy ;-)))) KCP gifted it to me. So excited!
RT @keithboykin: If you attack Colin Kaepernick on the national anthem but remain silent on Confederate traitor symbols, your selective pat…
by @AliceKuipers - 2 days ago
People who voted for this president have to draw a line. And stick with it. And as it is crossed, again and again, they have to say NO MORE.
RT @justinhendrix: This is the most outrageous moment of Donald's Presidency. He must be removed from office. He is defending fascists. htt…
"Yet I am in love with words.
They are doves falling out of the ceiling.
They are six holy oranges..." - 6 days ago
“Yet I am in love with words.
They are doves falling out of the ceiling.
They are six holy oranges sitting in my lap.
They are the trees, the legs of summer,
and the sun, its passionate face. Yet often they fail me.
I have so much I want to say,
so many stories, images, proverbs, etc.
But the words aren’t good enough,
the wrong ones kiss me.
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
but with the wings of a wren. But I try to take care
and be gentle to them.
Words and eggs must be handled with care.
Once broken they are impossible
things to repair.” - Anne Sexton, “Words” (via m-l-rio)
Taylor Swift’s testimony is ‘badass.’ It also... - 6 days ago
Taylor Swift’s testimony is ‘badass.’ It also explains why many sexual abuse survivors stay silent Testifying at trial that radio DJ David Mueller groped her in 2013 — reaching up under her skirt and grabbing “a handful of [her] ass” while she posed for a photo with him — Taylor Swift delivered what many outlets have called “brave” and “badass” responses to a set of questions seemingly designed to shame and discredit her.“I’m not going to let you or your client make me feel like this was my fault, because it isn’t,” she said, according to the New York Times, adding, “I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine.” It makes sense that Swift is now being hailed as a hero for her testimony on Thursday: her answers were excellent. A less talked about — yet just as laudable — aspect of her testimony, though, came when Swift said she wasn’t surprised to hear Mueller call her cold after the fact. Read more (8/11/17)
Sometimes there really, really isn’t time to write.... - 19 days ago
Sometimes there really, really isn’t time to write. Sometimes it’s summer vacation and, although we went no further than the river park here in #yxe , we’re enjoying family time. Most of the time we’re enjoying it, anyway! If any of you feel like writing, consider an evening like we’re having–try and do something that a tourist would do near where you live. We’re completely enjoying our Staycation tonight–and it also gives us a different perspective on a place we know well–always good for a writer to look at the same thing differently. #writingprompt #creativity #newperspectives #lifewithkids #summer
Take some time today to look out the window–even better,... - one month ago
Take some time today to look out the window–even better, step outside. Write your observations down. I use notes like these when I’m writing my books–it’s always useful to flex that writing muscle… #books #500words #writingprompt #creativity #amwriting
The main character in my newest book is a singer-songwriter. I... - 2 months ago
The main character in my newest book is a singer-songwriter. I loved writing the songs and learning about her passion as I wrote the novel. What passion does you character have? How can you make that real on the page? I did tons of research and then asked people who knew more than me to read over key scenes… This image here is of a singer songwriter I was lucky enough to hear last night. Hopefully the picture inspires you to think about the things your character loves to do. #500words #writingprompt #creativity #characterization #characterstudy #character
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