Tag Archives: writer

How to Build a Creative Life … or, Navigating Creative Disappointment … or, The Rallying Cry of the Working Writer

I couldn’t decide on a title for this post (obviously). I am not normally indecisive—it’s just that each of the above titles fits. They are all part of the story of the working writer. Here’s my story, at least for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s 2020. It’s time to finally invest in your writing life.

It is 2020. It’s time to finally invest in your writing life–in your story, the one you’ve always wanted to tell. In the book you’ve always wanted to write. Being a writer, BELIEVING you are and can be a writer, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My novel anniversary: Seven years later + a GIVEAWAY

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, click here. And don’t forget the Early Bird Special for our inaugural women’s retreat, Fall MountainTop, runs now through Sept. 30th! Seven years ago today my debut novel was published. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reminder: Early Bird Special for MountainTop Writers Retreat + Shared Room option now available

Hi, writers and creatives (and other fine folks)! Just a reminder that our Early Bird Special for Fall MountainTop, MountainTop Writers Retreat’s first pure retreat for women writers, is available to those who register by September 30th!  Also: our Shared … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MountainTop Writers Retreat: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi! If you’re new here, I’m Katherine: author, writer, hiker, mom, traveler, all-around book nerd and general life enthusiast. I’m also the Founder and Director of MountainTop Writers Retreats, a new retreat for writers and creatives hosted at a rustic-elegant … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Returning to a novel project after time away

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, our new pure writers’ retreats hosted in the mountains of Western North Carolina November 8 – 11, 2019, please click here.  … continued from Instagram. Returning to a long prose … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Friday lines: Scene from my novel-in-progress; or, “Woman from the future”

Happy Friday! Hope y’all enjoy this scene from the first (and very rough) draft of my historical novel-in-progress. For more about the story, and other scenes, go to my Work in Progress page. * Woman from the future * 72 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Lines: “Cars and curricles”

Hi! It’s been a while, folks. Writing in the summertime when your kids are at home is a bit like running the gauntlet. (Yes, gauntlets have been around since people were basic brutes and rarely end well for the runner. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New article: “Looking Ahead to Summer in Brevard”

Hi, folks. My newest freelance article is up at Fisher Realty (Brevard, NC). Here’s to summertime in the mountains! To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New lines: “The Cheshire Cat and Alice”

Hi, all! Here’s a quick new excerpt from my historical novel-in-progress. For more information, go to my Work-in-Progress page. This scene is set in Charleston, South Carolina, 2004. Enjoy! * The Cheshire Cat and Alice * When all else fails, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment