Discover your Writer Within

WRITING COACH  *  EDITING SERVICES  *  WRITING RETREATS FOR WOMEN
with Author and Writing Coach
Kathryn Kay

There’s quiet courage in giving yourself permission to pursue a dream, especially the dream of writing, for which you need time and space to connect with your creative spirit and claim your voice.

Life has a habit of getting in the way of dreams, but I believe it’s worth hanging on to them. At least it was for me.

I realized my dream of a writing life, and now, through immersive retreats, ongoing workshops, and dynamic coaching, I’m here to share what I’ve learned with women writers like you. 

Together, we’ll seek the creative spark, build you a sustainable writing practice, hone your craft, and overcome your inner critic. 

The first step is finally giving yourself permission.

You have a writer within,

 let’s set her free.

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The truth is…

As women, we give so much of ourselves to others. To our families, our careers, our community. When was the last time you did something just for you? I don’t mean a spa day or lunch with a friend. These are important, but I’m talking about pursuing something more profound. Something that feels intrinsic to who you are and the dreams that light you up.

When you choose to embrace your writer within,
it’s a gift only you can give.

Creative Opportunities for your Writing Journey

Join like-minded women writers on an immersive retreat where you’ll embrace your creativity and explore the craft of writing. I curate these retreats to create a customized and unique experience — you can expect a thoughtful space, authentic excursions, and structured workshops.

You’ll leave my writing retreats with a replenished tool box,  concrete goals, and realistic objectives to keep the inspiration going long after you’ve unpacked your suitcase.

I keep these retreats small to ensure you have a transformative experience.

An enchanting villa & dream location:

New England charm & big ocean views:

"I arrived at the retreat not knowing what to expect and found a kind, generous facilitator who encouraged me to stretch my limits and guided me into the creative process in a new way. Kathryn knew exactly what I needed each step of the way."
— Zaineb S., Casablanca, Morocco

Writing is a solitary endeavor. But I am here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be.

Whether you’re bogged down in your story, grappling with the editing process, or seeking motivation and accountability, I will empower you and guide you forward with your creative writing in a way that works for you.

I offer developmental editing, small group and one-on-one coaching, and manuscript assessments—tailored to your specific goals. You will leave our time together motivated, inspired, and with clear next steps for elevating your writing journey.

I look forward to getting to know you and your work.

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“Working with Kathryn was the best investment I made this year. She was able to identify what was holding me back and guide me forward. Her gentle coaching and insightful editing elevated my work to another level. She's just what I was looking for!"
— Antonella S., Miami, FL

Helping you say YES to your dream

I know what it’s like to be creatively stuck and disconnected from my writing or to feel like there isn’t a place for me in the writing world. Being a writer can often mean facing “no” along the way, which is why I believe it’s vital we say yes to ourselves and our dream of a writing life as often as possible.

I said yes to mine, and now I help other women do the same.

Through goals-focused coaching, developmental editing, and curated retreats, I lead and inspire women like you on a unique and transformational writing journey. My own journey started halfway across the world in a city that cultivates curiosity at every turn.

“It’s easy during mid-life to pass on investing in ourselves when we’re devoting so much time and energy to our family and career. Going on this retreat was one of the nicest things I’ve ever done for myself. The retreat encouraged me to embrace my creativity, and I rediscovered the joy of writing. Kathryn is highly skilled at creating an environment that feels safe and conducive to creative exploration and expression. I wouldn't have missed this for the world!"
Lela Rondeau, Los Angeles, CA

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“Who could ask for more than the gift of inspiration?”
Victoria Pombiero, Cornwall, UK

It’s time to stop listening to that inner critic who is always whispering no!

A Writer Within has been featured in:

A Writer Within was featured on Kotobee as one of their top picks for writing retreats.

Juniper Editing featured A Writer Within in its list of 10 amazing writing retreats.

Thanks to The Write Life for including us in their list of 16 writing retreats for women.

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