About

Karen Whitelaw is a writer, teacher and editor.

She has a Master of Creative Arts(writing) and specialises in short stories, travel writing and memoir. Her work has been published in anthologies, literary magazines and newspapers.

Karen has worked for ten years on the editorial committee of community-based publishing house, Catchfire Press, as well as taking on the role of Registrar. She has also worked as a facilitator for the self-publishing house, Koel Koel Publications.

Karen teaches creative writing at the local adult education centre, and to writing groups in the wider community. She enjoys judging writing competitions because she gets to read prize-winning stories without having to pay for them.

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17 Responses to About

  1. sugareeblog says:

    Karen, thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I enjoyed reading your Dear Writer post. Karen W. (sugareeblog)

  2. Jim Kane says:

    Thanks Karen for stopping by and liking one of my Friday Fictioneer posts. I enjoyed your koi post!
    Regards
    Jim

  3. Danny James says:

    Thanks for stopping by my little blog.

    DJ

  4. Interesting titles on the shelf. Read one or two, recognise some, don’t know others.

  5. Karen, I’ve just spent the last few weeks reading your entire blog from latest to earliest. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to future posts! I like how your posts give me ‘a-ha! moments’ and make me think differently about things I previously just assumed. Also love the Friday Fictioneers. Your blog has a definite purpose and role in the online world, something I’m hoping to work out this year with my own blog. Keep the posts coming!

    • Hi Jessie. You can’t know how very thrilled I was to read your comments! Thank you for them. It has taken a while, and some experimentation, to find the purpose and role for my blog. I’m surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed sharing the things I discover about writing, and learning from other writers like you who share my love of putting words together. I’m following your blog with pleasure.

  6. znjavid says:

    Hi Karen, Enjoyed reading your stories, very descriptive and powerful. Thanks for following A mom’s blog. Greatly appreciated and humbled. All the best, Zainab

  7. znjavid says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for The Field of Flowers Award. Congratulations! For details see the link: http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/field-of-flowers-award/

  8. klparry says:

    You go, girl! Thank you for “Following the Dream” šŸ™‚

  9. Thomas Goods says:

    Hi Friend,

    I have looked at your site https://karenwhitelaw.com/ . I would love to read about all your contents, and I think your readers would as well. Really your site is great.

    I know you are probably busy, but I would like to publish my article on your blog as guest post with my site link. If you are accepting guest posts please let me know, I am ready to share my content.

    I promise content will be unique, excellent and follow your submission guidelines because I already know your blogging style, plus I understand what your readers love as I am one.

    Looking forward to get your reply šŸ™‚

    Thank You,
    Thomas Goods

    • Hi Thomas. Thanks for you comments about my blog. I usually don’t take guest bloggers – the few exceptions are writers who are by invitation only. I wish you all the best with your blogging. Cheers, Karen

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