About: Writer Katrina. M. Hart.

Howdy I would like to welcome you to my blog.

My name is Katrina but I was always called Katie. I live in the East of England with my family and Holly, Smokey my two cats as well as Jessie our dog, they are a nutty bunch but I love them all the same.

This blog is a bit of everything relating to writing, books, favourite quotes and sometimes cats and dogs. I’m a discovery writer so this blog could veer off into all directions knowing me, however I will try not to let my blog seem like a wild creature that needs taming. My First novel is called Finding Destiny, writing it sparked such a love of delving into new worlds with interesting people. I don’t think I could ever stop writing now, once it was finished I wrote another book that I’m currently editing at the moment. Also at this moment in time I’m working on producing my third novel.

Since I started writing I have discovered a new love for quotes, a quote that really inspired was from Toni Morrison. Toni said  “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” I came across this quote whilst I was studying, this is one of the many things that inspired me to begin my first novel. Reading is a great passion of mine, I could easily spend a whole lifetime engrossed in a good book. That’s what summer’s for right? Reading in the garden, letting the day pass you by.

I love to hear about new and upcoming books, this is something that really excites me as I just can’t wait to crack open a new book and start reading. I would like to use this chance to welcome all writers that would like to be a guest blogger and share about their novels, short stories along with giving people a insight into what journeys their characters may take as well as any future plans they have.

If you want to catch up with me anytime you can @KatrinaHart2015

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17 thoughts on “About: Writer Katrina. M. Hart.

  1. Hi Katie,
    What a great idea for a blog. I’m really looking forward to reading more about the writing life and where it takes you. I loved getting to read your first novel, Finding Destiny, and can’t wait to read it again when it comes out for kindle. It is a magical story in every sense of the word.
    Best wishes,
    Kendra
    p.s. I agree, I could spend a lifetime engrossed in a good book too.

    • Hi Kendra.

      Thank-you so much, that means a lot to me. 🙂 and thank-you for following my blog.

      Me too dream life engrossed in loads of books.

      How are you and all?

      Take care.
      Katie.

  2. Hello Katie, just visited your blog. two thing interested me … one is your writers course –I think you’ve spurred me to take a course. I spent a few years writing political speeches and political position papers.. first must be flowery& second must be super-short and biting. its made it difficult for me to shake those habits.

    secondly, my family tree begins in eastern/northeastern England. up in York. in Everingham.. in Norwich and Lowestoft as well as Bradford.. also a manor house in Blundeston on the Norfolk Broads.

    My WordPress blog has been dormant but I’m invigorated. thanks and regards
    Ralph Lawrence

    • Hi Ralph.

      Thank you for visiting my blog… The writing classes courses I took really helped me to just write and kick off some of my not so great writing habits too. I learnt a lot in a very short amount of time. Writing political speeches and position papers must of been interesting to do. Good luck with any courses you take I hope they help with your writing as much as the one I took helped me.

      Nice that you have family all over England. I have family in Norwich mainly, but some in Wales too.

      Good luck with your wordpress if you restart it up and your writing.

      Have a lovely week.
      Katie.

  3. Hi Katie. You have a gorgeous website. I know my novel isn’t your genre, however it’s lovely to meet you.

  4. Hi Katie, I am impressed with your works. To tell you frankly, I started and write this year last January. I am not a professional writer but a man who loves to voice out my thoughts.

    Since you are a professional writer, I would love to hear your thoughts about what I wrote. I wanted to publish my autobiography soon in our country. But I am afraid that perhaps it may reject by publishing company. Here’s the link: https://thegodswork.wordpress.com/category/autobiography/

    • Hi John Snow,

      Thanks, that’s nice of you to say. Well done on writing your autobiography. I went and had a read of a good few of your chapters on my nightly hot chocolate break. What an emotional but well written and put together autobiography. I thought it was interesting to read the different stages of your life and the events that happened in your life and lesson you learned and about those who came to help you when you needed it most. I think you write in a very gripping way, but leave lots of emotion for the reader to be able to see things through your eyes. (I’ll read the end tomorrow)

      Every author/ writer get rejected by publishers at some point in their lives. But for the best chance submitting to publishers is to get your manuscript edited by an editor and look up publishers in your genre. How to submit to them so you can follow their guidelines. Also if publishing with a publisher doesn’t work out there is always the self-publishing route to look down.

      You could also send your manuscript to reader/beta reader who specializes in reading autobiography to get more detailed thoughts before approaching a publisher that helps some people.

      Best of luck with your autobiography.
      Katrina.

  5. OMG. That was the very best professional advice… Thanks very much for your thoughts. I agree with you, I wrote and put a lot of emotions that came out from my heart while writing my past. I don’t remember anything that made me happy during my childhood, I am blank. And couldn’t write any happy moments in my story.

    Your comments and suggestions are really very helpful. In my thoughts to approach an editor, but I am not so sure, now that I found a green light means go signal to outreach the copyeditor will be helpful for me. You will never be forgotten.

    One more thing, I visited your e-book “Finding Destiny” at amazon.com, and read the reviews, and it is pretty good. I love to buy one of your books and would recommend you.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Morning John Snow
      My pleasure I finished reading all the chapters on your blog. Very well paced and emotional stuff. You can really tell you put a lot of emotion into your chapters. I always think writing comes out best when you put your heart into it no matter what you’re writing. I can understand sometimes when there a lot of traumatic experiences as a child it can be very hard to hold on to the ones that brought happiness. But it’s your story you should write it the way you like.

      I’m glad my comments and thoughts were helpful. Editors and copyeditors are very helpful, it doesn’t matter how you publish they do help clean up your manuscript I find. You won’t either. If you’re looking for a publisher another good way of finding one and their guidelines is in the writers and artists yearbook which can be helpful.

      Thanks that means a lot to me, John Snow. Finding Destiny was my first fantasy novel and is very special to me as I write it at a time in my life that I needed some hope and somewhere to get lost into for a while. If you read it you’ll have to let me know if you liked it.

      I hope you have a lovely weekend.
      Katrina.

      • Good morning Katrina
        I am glad that you’ve finished reading my story. I must have rewarded you spending your time on it. Your comments are really helpful, now I began and think to input some happy moments in the story to balanced the emotions and not be totally dramatic, I felt that perhaps readers may got bored. I really appreciated how you read and imparted your insights using your sense of feelings and wonderful thoughts. I am really very glad that I have found you.

        I will take of all your advised here. Yes, I will give you a feedback and post it also at the recommendations corner at amazon.com.

        Once again, thanks a lot for your lovely thoughts!

        Have a wonderful weekend too. – John Snow

      • Good morning John Snow,

        I enjoyed reading your story and getting to know you. I’m glad my thoughts helped a little.Its good idea to dd to your story. I’m sure reader won’t get board mind can’t please everyone, but as long as your happy with your book that really matters. Best of luck with your book and your road to publication. Thanks that means a lot.
        I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
        Katrina.

      • Hi Katrina,

        A good day to you, I have no internet connection for 2 days since last Saturday, 04 November.

        Thank you very much, I am very glad for the time and effort you spent reading my story. Thank for the opinion you’ve drawn.

        I can never forget your advises, 3 things:

        1. “As long as your happy with your book that really matters”

        2. “Every author/ writer gets rejected by publishers at some point in their lives. But for the best chance submitting to publishers is to get your manuscript edited by an editor and look up publishers in your genre.”

        3. “Also if publishing with a publisher doesn’t work out there is always the self-publishing route to look down.”

        One more thing, I really loved your name “Katrina M. Hart”. God bless you always.

      • Morning John Snow,

        Wow, no internet that can be stressful. My pleasure your story was an interesting read. They are a great three things to never forget and the things I always remember too. Best of luck with your book.

        Thanks, that’s nice of you to say.

        Take care
        Katrina.

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