• April 2, 2016


    Creative Serendipity

    As mentioned previously, I've been in a creative funk for months. Some might call it writer's block or lack or self-discipline or procrastination... whatever. I wasn't writing. And, I wasn't[...]

  • October 16, 2015


    Take-aways from the Influence and Impact Summit

    I love to learn! I often tell my students that no day is wasted if you learn three new things. I try to live by that also. These days, learning[...]

  • February 7, 2015


    5 Favorite Sources of Writing Inspiration

    I am a writer. That means I am compelled to write. It might be a journal, blog post, fiction, Bible study, Facebook status update, or even Tweet, but I must write.[...]

  • March 14, 2014


    Reconnaissance Work–Hospital Security

    Since my primary work-in-progress (WIP) is a medical thriller, I use every visit to every hospital to research setting and security. Today was one of those days. One of my[...]

  • January 31, 2014


    Researching WWII Children

    I am the first to admit that I can justify almost any form of procrastination, but my hands-down favorite is research! This became such a problem while in graduate school that[...]

  • January 20, 2014


    Irritations, Pearls, and Art

    Last week I found myself a bit worked up over two different issues that would have made excellent blog posts. Unfortunately I was so concerned I might be too worked[...]

  • December 3, 2013


    NaNoWriMo 2013…Lessons Learned

    This was my second attempt at NaNoWriMo, and my second loss. Technically it was a loss since I didn't complete the 50,000 words in thirty days challenge.  I learned a[...]

  • October 31, 2013


    DIY Writer’s Retreat Debriefing

    Reina & Kathryn "That Perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library."  ~~Aprha Behn I have now been[...]

  • October 7, 2013


    Do-It-Myself Writer’s Retreat

    I have been dreaming of going to a writers' retreat for years. While reading a magazine aimed at those of us pursing a writing career, I came across the idea[...]

  • August 23, 2013


    To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group…that is my question

    In my previous experiences with academic and corporate writing, I usually had people around me--peers and supervisors--who would read over my draft and provide feedback so I could improve it[...]

Kathryn McClatchy
I am a Christian, wife, mother, friend, reader, daydreamer, writer, teacher, digital media strategist, public speaker, stroke survivor, assistance dog partner, and so much more.

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