n essential guide to living as an artist

“The themes of Ken Kuhlken’s vignettes kept drawing me in: being humble in writing, being generous with giving yourself away, getting quiet in order to write, and how to create a masterpiece that will change someone’s life.” Philip Yancey, award-winning author of over 20 books, including Where Is God When It Hurts? and What’s So Amazing about Grace? philipyancey.com

A must-read for every artist:

“In Writing and the Spirit, Ken Kuhlken speaks with all the ease of a friend on your couch. An ingenius, multiple-PhD-holding, wise-man sort of friend, if you have one of those. His observations from the world about us, writers in history and his own experience (failures and triumphs) combine to form an insightful, relevant work for all writers of faith. He examines the (inner and outer) confrontations all writers must engage with in order to produce meaningful work. Among them are the nature of inspiration, imagination, and how not to be a hack. He also covers the downright nitty-gritty of the thing – the practical conditions that we all strive for and against in order to produce works in which, as he’s noted elsewhere, ‘the words sing’. This is an all-around handbook of writerly wisdom that anyone who hopes to change the world must read.” Anastasia Campos, writer and photographer. anastasiacampos.com

“I have never in my entire life read a book that I related to so well. This book is fantastic and has inspired me to tackle my ventures regardless of the barriers. Ken Kuhlken is a genius writer who possess the amazing ability to combine interest, realism, and humor so well. I STRONGLY suggest everyone to check this book out! No matter where you are in life, this book has something that will speak to you. I didn’t expect but from reading Ken’s story I was able to reflect on my life and it felt comforting to know that someone else is facing similar issues as me. Do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK! 🙂 Treat yourself or the artist in your life to a book that may can change lives.” An anonymous Amazon reviewer.


The Writing and the Spirit podcast.