About Musefly

Hey there, Writer!

Kate Johnston is a New Hampshire freelance writer and editor

I’m Kate Johnston. I talk to animals, fairies, and the characters in my books. As a self-described Time Warrior, I can juggle family, writing, freelancing, and Life with my eyes closed–but not necessarily with style.

My freelancing career began in college when I helped fellow students figure out where commas really go. I founded Musefly Writing Studio four years ago as an information and resource site for my local writing students.

Imagination. That’s your first step. The path of imagination will lead you into rare, beautiful worlds.

I believe everyone can write, but not all of us are gifted with knowledge or skill. Writing is easy; writing well, writing artfully, is stupendously difficult.

Some of us need a bit of hand-holding in overcoming lack of confidence, writer’s block, or time management problems. Others of us need help with grammar and book structure. No matter where you are at in your writing quest, I can help you accomplish your goals.

I specialize in coaching other writers on fiction and non-fiction. I host workshops, online courses, and coffee chats that emphasize the joy and discipline of writing.

For more information on my book editing and coaching services, please visit my website: Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach

To join me in my ongoing exploration and discussion of how to be a better and happier writer, check out my BLOG.  There you will find writing tips, inspiration, and a bit of ferocity.

For a line-up of Musefly Writing Studio events, please refer to Book It.


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book one: Writer … Uninterrupted: A Handbook for the Emerging Writer

book two: Writer … Uninterrupted: A Handbook for the Productive Writer

book three: Writer . . . Uninterrupted: A Handbook for the Confident Writer

book four: Writer … Uninterrupted: A Handbook for the Strategic Writer

book five: A Handbook for the Social Writer (due late winter 2018)

I won first place in a contest for my short story, “Shattered,” which is published in Compass Points: Stories from Seacoast Authors. I am also published in Wolf Warriors, The Greensilk Journal, and Northeast Wolf Coalition.

For fun, I hike, read, bake ooey-gooey desserts, and spend time with my wondamagilicious family. And purposely write fragments.