Upcoming Events

Looking forward to presenting at…

ACFW/DFW Ready Writers on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Arlington, TX

  • TEN: Healthy Habits for Your Writing Life

WORDfestSW on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Burleson, TX

  • How to Bring Your Story to Life…Writing Sensory Detail

We all want our readers to feel like they are in our imaginary world with us. That’s accomplished through use of sensory details. Join Kathryn McClatchy as she teaches us about the human senses (some experts argue there are as many as twenty), and leads us through activities designed to improve our use of those senses in our writing. Come prepared to write!

Writers Inn Comfort… October 10, 2019 in Alvarado, TX

  • Plans still in development

Bouchercon2019 on November 2, 2019 in Dallas, TX

  • Lunchtime Breakout Session: “Writing About Disabilities and Service Dogs”

Writers Guild of Texas on Monday, November 18, 2019 in Richardson, TX

  • How To Create The Best Organized Writing Life For You
    Are you tired of wasting your precious writing time looking for your ideas or research that you knew you would remember; or worse, wrote down but can’t recall where? Could you have written that great American novel in the time you have wasted trying out every latest tool, system, and app recommended by the latest guru? You’re not alone!

    Take advantage of Kathryn’s almost thirty years of organizing professionals, academics, students, and creatives, and figure out what tools and techniques you need to maximize your writing time and efficiency. (Hint–develop your own system based on your personality, strengths, and weaknesses, not based on what works for someone else.)

    Come discover organizing for pantsers, plotters, and everyone in between.

And enjoyed presenting at some great events recently!


Upsharing Your Instalikes: Mastering Social Media

  • WORDfest2.0 on March 24, 2018 at TCC NE campus in Hurst TX


  • Session I: “Doing Research Right”
  • Session II: Panel: “Writing Outside Your Identity” – tips for responsibly and realistically portraying other races, genders, abilities, & beliefs
  • Session V: Panel: “Writing Sustainably” – living a balanced and healthy writer’s life – pursuing your dream while avoiding neglect and burnout
Kathryn McClatchy, Speaker
WORDfest 2018