Hi, I'm Kathryn Kay, the founder of A Writer Within. As a personal writing coach and editor, I help women writers who struggle to define and meet their writing goals. I offer support and inspiration in getting started, organizing ideas, overcoming the inner critic, and completing projects. Creative solutions are my forte.
It's not a question of whether you have a writer within—it’s a question of how to set her free.
The 5 Biggest Hurdles That Keep You From Writing And How To Overcome Them
Here are five of the most common hurdles that keep writers from writing and some suggestions for surmounting them. I’ve included links to blogs that will give you additional insights, tips, and solutions to some of the most common hurdles to getting started and sustaining forward momentum with your writing.April 2, 2023 / Craft
How To Know If You Are A Writer?
You don’t have to be born a writer; you can learn to be a writer. Writing isn't necessarily a talent; it's a craft you can master with practice, just like anything else.March 6, 2023 / Craft
How To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed – Hold It Lightly
Having too many great ideas can be as stressful as not having enough. Holding them lightly can help you find balance in both your creative and daily life.February 6, 2023 / Inspiration
How To Rediscover Your Beginner’s Mind
Cultivating a beginner's mind allows you to see the world around you with fresh eyes, and it engenders joy, playfulness, wonder, inspiration, and creativity.November 7, 2022 / Craft
Favorite Quotes To Inspire You
I've been collecting quotes for years on various topics including, but not limited to, life, love, contentment, creativity, nature, and of course, writing. I'm sharing some of my favorites to inspire, enlighten and comfort you as you go the way of life.October 24, 2022 / Mindset
Use The Five Senses and Bring Your Characters to Life
Using the five senses in your writing will draw the reader in and bring your writing alive. Learn how and why we use sensory imagery in our writing.May 9, 2022 / Craft
How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Writers
Comparing ourselves negatively to others doesn't help us as writers. Here are some steps you can take to help you stop comparing yourself to other writers.April 11, 2022 / Mindset
How to Create an Inspiring Writing Space
Wherever you go to write, having an inspirational space will make your time spent writing more fun, and you’ll see the benefits in the quality and quantity of what you produce.March 28, 2022 / Mindset
How to Accept Your Inner Critic and Write Freely
We spend far too much time trying to deny the critic, ignore it, or bargain with it, and it's exhausting. We're using precious time and energy better spent on our writing—so, let's accept it.February 28, 2022 / Craft
How a Writing Coach Can Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals
A writing coach is a guide who can help you develop a writing practice, define your goals, structure your projects, polish your prose, improve your mindset, and who will hold you accountable.January 31, 2022 / Craft
How to Organize and Prioritize Your Writing Ideas
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the great ideas you have for writing projects? Are they swirling around in your head, so you’re too distracted to sit down at your desk? Let me help you get organized.January 3, 2022 / Craft
Say “Yes” To Your Dreams!
Recently, a new friend asked me how I came to be giving writing retreats in Tuscany, and without giving it a thought, I replied, "I just kept saying yes."January 1, 2022 / Mindset