Sara Kincaid

Author, Blogger, Wordsmith

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About

Sara Kincaid was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up loving to read and write and spent a lot of her childhood dreaming up stories and imagining new worlds. She began writing her own stories in first grade using her toddler-age cousins as the stars. She wrote her first novel-length work during her junior year of high school.

Sara chose to continue studying the craft of writing and majored in creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A master’s degree in literature soon followed. During that time, Sara focused her studies on Gothic literature, a genre that consistently inspires her own work.

Sara’s writing is characterized by beautiful words and images and her work has often been described as poetic. She loves crafting sentences and focuses not only on the definition of a word when she writes, but on the cadence and feel of a word down to the letters that comprise it.

Today, Sara reads stories from every category and follows her own characters into new worlds, genres and experiences. Her writing spans literary fiction, historical fiction—with a thread of magical realism—and fantasy/speculative fiction.

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Photo Credit: Whitney Knutson Photography

Books

The Green Lady

1890s Baltimore – Walk the path of John Remington Edgar—lawyer and enthusiastic imbiber of absinthe—as he unravels the mystery behind the murder of Joseph Byron Lewis Jr., the son of his best client and the mortal enemy of his beloved. Read More

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Withered World

A people desperate for salvation. A girl on the run with the power to save them all. Can a boy with a secret past help her embrace her mystical gift? Read more

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NightWind

A story about a winged warrior named Rion.

Blog

My most recent blog posts…

Toeing the Finish Line

Usually people struggle getting a project started. Not finishing. For the past couple of months, I’ve been avoiding writing the last chapter of NightWind because, frankly, I don’t know how to handle it. Read more

Enrich Your Fiction: Character Building

Character development charts and worksheets are everywhere. But frankly, I find them boring and I don’t believe that they lead to revolutionary character building. Here’s another path to develop characters. Read more

Color Your World Building

When you create new worlds, inspiration and direction are best dictated by the world around you. in my world, i often come across social commentary about women and what they wear. And more than that, it comes down to the color. Read more