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.
What Do You Want From A Writing Retreat?
If you've ever considered going on a writing retreat, you probably have a lot in common with these women. What do you look for in a writing treat?December 12, 2022 / Retreats
6 Favorite Excursions in Tuscany
When I take a group of writers to Tuscany for a week-long writing retreat, I tend to take them on excursions to my favorite places. That doesn't mean we don't visit the must-see sights, like Siena and San Gimignano, because we do, but I often include lesser-known, out-of-the-way gems.November 21, 2022 / Retreats
A Day at A Women’s Writing Retreat in Tuscany
I recently returned from Tuscany where, after an absence of more than two years, I resumed my week-long writing retreats for women. The only way I can think to describe to you how wonderful it was to ...August 1, 2022 / Retreats
6 Reasons Why You Should Attend A Writing Retreat
I’ve been running workshops and holding retreats for many years and am excited to share my top 6 reasons a writing retreat could be just what you need to take your writing to the next level.February 14, 2022 / Retreats
How to Achieve Your Goals -Just Say Yes!
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
Although I’ve enjoyed writing throughout my life, the writing retreat in Tuscany opened up new possibilities for me. Kathryn Kay is an extraordinarily gifted workshop leader, I don’t know how she does it.January 27, 2020 / Retreats
A View of One’s Own
I spent a week in Tuscany at a writer’s retreat with a lovely view from my bedroom window. I arrived after a whirlwind of travel and sightseeing: hiking the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain...December 9, 2019 / Retreats
Getting Myself to Italy
If you know me at all, you’ve heard me talk about my wish to travel to Italy. I don’t know when or how this desire rooted so firmly inside me, but it definitely has been there for a long time. I’ve wanted to go for literally decades.December 9, 2019 / Retreats