The Phoenix Writers Network is an exciting new community of writers who meet bimonthly to develop relationships through the exchange of knowledge about craft, publishing, and the writing life. Come join us. We'd love to meet you!
Did your Muse stop taking your calls? Did the pandemic steal your mojo? The New Year is a perfect time to do a "reset" and jumpstart your writing practices. We'll go over some practices to help you rediscover inspiration and reboot your writing life, such as creating and defending a writing schedule, dealing with the inner critic, "being a better host" to your writing, and setting challenging but doable goals. Suggested exercises and habits will get you back into a heated love affair with your Muse...and your writing practice.
Bio: Katrina Kittle is the author of four books for adults--Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers, and The Blessings of the Animals—and one novel for tweens, Reasons to Be Happy. Her new novel Morning in This Broken World is forthcoming in June 2023. The Kindness of Strangers won the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction.
Katrina teaches creative writing workshops for all ages, focusing on craft and motivation (and is especially good at jumpstarting stalled writers). She teaches creative writing classes online and in-person, and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton.
She is a public speaker, most often leading her “Leap and the Net Will Appear” and “Happy Class” workshops. Katrina lives south of Dayton with her fella, her odd cat Joey, her sweet beagle Serena, and her out-of-control garden. She has a thing for goats, gardening, and going barefoot; and is addicted to coffee, pedicures, and Indian food. You can occasionally see her on stage in local community theatre productions, and she is always at work on another novel.