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The Organized Writer

  • Richardson Public Library 900 Civic Center Drive Richardson, TX, 75080 United States (map)

“How To Create The Best Organized Writing Life For You”

with Kathryn McClatchy

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.


Kathryn McClatchy started her career in marketing and advertising, then segued into academia teaching literature, composition, research skills, and rhetoric. In 2006, as she was finishing her Master's degree and preparing to start her PhD, Kathryn suffered the first of many strokes—one day she was a college professor, the next day she was having to relearn to read, write, talk, walk, and pretty much everything else again. In the last decade, she has applied her education and experience to reinventing herself as a writer and public speaker. In addition to writing thrillers and creative nonfiction, Kathryn has created and/or managed social media campaigns for three non-profit writing organizations, created and facilitated a flash fiction contest that has since been named after her, and coaches writers and businesses on platform building, productivity, ADA Compliance, and developmental writing.

The Writers Guild of Texas presents Guest Speaker / Program meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Basement Program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Earlier Event: October 21
Delivering on Promises
Later Event: November 20
WGT Critique Group