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Author of fiction, poems, and other projects. I have one novel published, and a collection of short stories. I'm the editor-in-chief of Brew City Magazine and a freelance editor for Final Draft Literary Services.


Born in Milwaukee, WI in the year of the Cock, 1981 . . . how very fitting. Ken Brosky has lived in the Brew City all of his life and grew up with two parents and one younger sister. Most of his early childhood was spent reading, drawing, and writing small comic books, which were sold to family members at outrageous prices. Things were going well, until one day Ken discovered an insert in his favorite magazine. It looked like a comic book, but when he opened it up, there was nothing but page after page of words. Sentences. Paragraphs. Every once in awhile, a page would be devoted to a single picture of a man standing in snow, usually carrying a shotgun or a chainsaw, tearing through a handful of zombies. Ken read the short story/comic book, and was intrigued by the layout. Here was--essentially--a book printed in the form of a comic, with a few pictures peppered throughout. It was ingenious. And so Ken tried to write his own . . . Two months later, at the end of the sixth grade, Ken Brosky had written his first novel. 308 pages, tentatively titled Somewhere in the Dark. Sure, it was a piece of shit. Sure, the rewrite (done in the eighth grade) was a piece of shit, too. But from that point on, Ken Brosky wanted nothing more than to be a writer. And he has been writing ever since.

Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI 

Accomplishments: Honorable mention, the Tofte/Wright Children's Literature Award.


Revenge of the Castle Cats by Ken Brosky
Book 3 in The Grimm Chronicles series closes out Alice's first adventure with a bang! ... and a hedgehog....

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The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Ken Brosky
A collection of the first 3 episodes of The Grimm Chronicles, the best-selling Kindle young adult adventure series!...

Price: $2.99 (eBook)
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Desolation: Stories by Ken Brosky
A collection of published horror and science fiction stories....

Price: $9.99 (eBook)
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The Orphanage of Doom by Ken Brosky
Book 4 in The Grimm Chronicles series puts our hero, Alice Goodenough, in the most terrifying setting yet: high school! On top of surviving senior year, Alice must solve the mystery of two separate nightmares plaguing her sleep. In one nightmare, a terrifying monster stalks the streets of Minneapolis. In the other, an empty mansion is devoid of all life ... except children's screams....

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Abandon: Stories by Ken Brosky
A collection of previously published horror and science fiction stories by Ken Brosky...

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Prince Charming Must Die! by Ken Brosky
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally....

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Happily Never After by Ken Brosky
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally....

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The King of Blades by Ken Brosky
Set in the kingdom of Letrovius, a fallen king must save his kingdom while staving off terrible nightmares of what awaits him when he dies....

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Five places to find a plot for your novel
 by Ken Brosky
Fiction writers looking for their next storyline can rely on newspapers, events and rumors to craft exciting and unique plots....

Creating a realistic setting in your fiction novel
 by Ken Brosky
Writers creating a fictional story can often struggle with settings and places. Here are some simple tips that will help readers visualize your world....

How to build your author web site
 by Ken Brosky
Every aspiring writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction should have a Web site that will entertain and inform interested readers....

4 tips for beating writer's block
 by Ken Brosky
Fiction writers often suffer from an absence of ideas and find themselves struggling to put words onto paper. Here are some ideas to help fight through....

A beginner's guide to writing a novel
 by Ken Brosky
Everyone interested in how to write a novel should follow this list of novel writing tips in order to make their story appealing to readers and publishers....

Places to find an agent or publisher
 by Ken Brosky
Fiction writers seeking agent representation or a publisher can use these helpful resources for contact information....

Tips for re-writing and editing your writing
 by Ken Brosky
Upon completion of the first draft, writers then need to refine their work by re-writing what's already on the page. Here are some tips to help the process....

How to give your narrator a voice
 by Ken Brosky
Writers can give their narrator a distinct personality, adding a fresh dimension to their novel in the same way Mark Twain achieved notoriety....

Zooming in and out of your story
 by Ken Brosky
Writers can change how they focus on details in their fiction in order to establish different moods and affect the story in different ways....

Writing about family for fiction and non-fiction
 by Ken Brosky
Writers looking for a unique, original idea should look no further than their own family, which has its own unique conflicts, characters and settings....

Tips for Writing Your College Entrance Essay
 by Ken Brosky
College entrance essays are an important part of your application, and admissions officers take note of it. Here are some tips to get you started....

Support your fellow writers!
 by Ken Brosky
Writers who support other writers become richer in both money AND knowledge. Go figure!...

Writing a Great Query Letter
 by Ken Brosky
A good query letter tells agents what they want to hear. A great query letter hooks agents in....

Create a Solid Character For Your Fiction
 by Ken Brosky
Use the real people in your life to create strong characters in your fiction....

An Intro to Narrator Reliability
 by Ken Brosky
A beginner's guide to a very complex literary theory that can help improve your story....

Reading is 85 Percent of Writing
 by Ken Brosky
It's no myth--reading makes you a better writer....

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing
 by Ken Brosky
Tips so simple that you can't possibly screw them up....

Writing a good fiction query letter
 by Ken Brosky
Some tips for selling your fiction manuscript....

Outsourcing English
 by Ken Brosky
My editing business received a call from India recently, offering outsourcing as a way to cut my costs. Guess what I said?...

Learning from Nine Inch Nails (really!)
 by Ken Brosky
What can Trent Reznor teach us about writing? A lot, if we look closely....

Set the Scene and Improve Your Story
 by Ken Brosky
Learn how to truly set the scene so your reader can be drawn in to the story....

Using Showing Instead of Telling in Your Writing
 by Ken Brosky
How to use SHOWING in your writing to improve the story rather than TELLING....

Find Markets That Will Buy Your Writing!
 by Ken Brosky
Some handy advice on how to find new writing markets....

Develop an Editing Strategy
 by Ken Brosky
Learn how to edit your own work, and really make your writing shine....

Develop Winning Dialogue
 by Ken Brosky
Learn how to develop a winning strategy for creating realistic dialogue for your characters....


The Fiction Blog! is featuring free fiction
 by Ken Brosky
New and established writers rejoice! Ken Brosky is searching the Web for the best fiction he can find to share with everyone who enjoys a good story....


My Official Site
The official website of Kenneth Brosky. Always with free short stories and other projects

The Grimm Chronicles
Our Kindle-exclusive Young Adult adventure series based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

My Fiction Blog!
Featuring fiction I find online from new and established writers.

Click here to buy THE KING OF BLADES
My first novel, available for download and guaranteed good. Literally. I refund your money if you don't like it.

Additional information

You can visit my Web site and read all of my short stories, published or otherwise. I'm in the process of putting a musical accompaniment to all of the stories as well.

Contact Information

Final Draft Literary Services
Milwaukee   WI   53207  
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