There’s just one I’m afraid . Quite simply it gives me more time to write. I’ve squirrelled myself away from the falling down and kicking around that is the wonder of football and had a rather good week. I’m really enjoying my new work project, which I’m finding easy to build around my pace/rest regime. I’ve also sent two potential Primers poems out to my long-suffering Beta readers and had decent feedback. Sending work out is so scary, even more when it’s people who know me, but the feeling when someone “gets” what I was trying to say is incredible. It’s why I keep pushing on despite the challenges.
I’m looking forward to my Poetry School course too, called Archiving the Self , I think it will work well within my wider efforts to improve my mental and physical health. The start of this year was difficult (more than I realised at the time) but I feel like things are joining up as the year moves on.
A short post, so I can enjoy some sunshine, happy Friday everyone, and thank you, as ever for your ongoing interest and support.
Published by Kathryn Anna
Kathryn is a writer based in Shropshire. She writes short fiction, flash fiction and poetry. She has no formal education in creative writing but she reads every poetry book she can get her hands on, and enjoys various online writing groups and courses.
Kathryn has M.E., which brings its own challenges to her working practice, and means she has to monitor her activity with great care. Despite the frustration of these limitations she has reached her goal of having work published, thanks to support from Nine Arches Press Dynamo mentoring scheme.
Kathryn has work published or forthcoming in print magazines like Mslexia, Popshot Quarterly and The Dawntreader and online in places like Words for the Wild, Nine Muses Poetry, Sledgehammer and Riggwelter Press. She was longlisted for the 2019 Fish prize for short fiction, and Paper Swans Press single poem prize in 2020.
Kathryn is a columnist for Spelt Magazine, and has recently been awarded a micro bursary from Raven Studios in Shrewsbury to work on a new pamphlet. She also accepts private commissions under the moniker Poems from the Hare.
When her health allows, Kathryn works as a freelance copywriter and can write confidently across a range of subjects, including travel, food, literature, hospitality and customer service. In addition to these core topics, excellent research skills means she can tackle subjects as diverse as muscle cars and dog training. She takes on proofreading and editing work as requested. You can find out more at her business site
Kathryn loves language and its persuasive power. Most of all she loves to write.
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