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My name is Kate, and I'm a writer.

I'm a native New Yorker, but I moved to Washington, DC and got a BA in English and Creative Writing from The George Washington University in 2013. I now live and work full-time in Arlington, VA.

I have a lot of varied experience in being published and working in publishing, so if you have any questions about how to get published or how to work in the industry, feel free to send me a note!

:eager: Need publishing resources? Click here!

Because why not? Have a nostalgic ramble:

I joined deviantART (or DeviantArt, whatever :lol:) a little over eight years ago, the year I turned 15. Like a lot of things in my early life, my early time on dA is a bit of a blur -- unfortunately, a lot of those early years coincided with my first bout of depression, and during that time I was kind of wandering around my high school like a zombie in a shitload of fog.

But there are a lot of things that stand out.

When I was 15, I was a nervous kid with a lot of characters and plots and ideas in her head who thought writing was just a hobby, that it wouldn't go anywhere and I'd just be writing for myself until the end of time. That I wasn't very good at it, that I didn't need to grow because what was the point?

Man, I was super wrong about that.

Everything changed for me when I started posting my writing here, when I started joining groups (back before they were GROUPS and they were just normal dA profiles run by a bunch of passionate people), when I met my first friends here (I can't name them all because I will inevitably forget people :|), when I began to emerge from my shell and throw myself into the community by working on DAZine and Daily Lit Deviations and my own publishing resources. I have gotten as much as I've given back, and more. I've gained real friendships, ones that are just as important to me as my real-life friendships, ones where I can commiserate with and encourage other people who are just as passionate about words as I am (and who know exactly what I'm talking about when I'm grappling with something particularly difficult about writing).

And more than that -- I don't need to tell you guys that you've seen me through a lot of joy, a lot of hardship, a lot of change. If it hadn't been for people's openness about their struggles with their own mental health, I might never have gotten help myself. You remind me that I'm not alone, that asking for help is not weakness, that everyone needs a hand sometimes. And I hope I've been there for all of you when you've needed it, too.

You've seen me through high school graduation, through the college process, through college itself, my first big move away from home, my first job, my first serious adult relationship, the first time I truly had to take responsibility for myself, my actions, my health.

And you have helped me grow so much in my art and my professional life. So. Much. How could I have found my second calling in publishing without you guys? How could I have grown this much as a writer? When I was 15, I didn't know you could major in Creative Writing. I didn't know you could sell your stories. Fuck, I didn't know that normal assholes like me could get their stories published anywhere at all. I didn't know that those big, scary editors were once small, scared teenagers like me. I didn't know I could challenge myself this much, nor that I was capable of taking on so many challenges.

And I can't thank you all enough for that.

To wrap up, I'd also like to take a walk through other random artforms I've dabbled in through some features:

Photography by yola-bear

so many fractals by Fiery-Fire

Artisan Crafts/Plushies
sushi plushie by PuellaPlushie

Steampunk jewelry Ring Opal by CatherinetteRings

Tutorials (Do those count? :lol:)

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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder.


:squee:  :iconheartglompplz:  Party  Clap  Party  :iconheartglompplz:  :squee:

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's near the bottom, above my webcam image!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
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ButterflyBlaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Thanks for the llama! :-)
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Undergr0undFurry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
Random hug of the day! :hug:
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Writer
Just pretend I'm not a horrible person and


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CutToTheSex Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I hope you had an awesome birthday Kate!!!!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, darling. :heart:
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :party: Have a wonderful one, lovely, you deserve it. :huggle: :heart:
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birthdays Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's July 22nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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