#011: Kathrin Hutson – Building a career around story, award-nominated books, and critiquing films at 10-years-old.
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Kathrin Hutson is an author of dark fantasy and sci-fi fiction, runs her own editing business, KLH CreateWorks, and is the fiction editor for the Mud Season Review, an international literary journal run by members of the Burlington Writers Workshop.


Kathrin’s book ‘Sleepwater Beat’ was a sci-fi finalist in the 2019 international book awards, and her new book, ’The Summoner Thief’, will be available on October 8th of this year.


In this episode we go deep into:

  • Kathrin’s journey from 10-year-old film critic to award-nominated author
  • Studying creative writing through school to college
  • Transitioning from writing to editing
  • When have you learned enough to become a ‘professional’?
  • How it’s possible to create a career from your creative passion
  • Advice for anyone who wants to get into editing as a career
  • Finding mentors to help you develop by putting aside your ego
  • Finding unique ways to create engagement online with your readers
  • Building the confidence to promote with video
  • Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ series
  • Using your network to overcome your fears


Kathrin answers questions from Patrons:

  • Harley Christensen: What is your favourite place to write?
  • Harley Christensen: How do you reward yourself when you've completed a project?


Find out more about Kathrin:

kathrinhutsonfiction.com

Facebook page

Exquisite... wait, WHAT? (with Kathrin Hutson)

Kathrin’s Instagram

Kathrin’s Twitter


Links from the show:

Kathrin’s Dark Tower review video


Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes


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