I’m Cathryn Free and I’m a writer, children’s author, and teacher.
I write fiction and nonfiction for children and teens (and some for adults). My work has appeared in Muse, Youth Imagination, Unlocked, East of the Web, and Smartpants Magazine, with several titles forthcoming from magazines like Cricket and Frostfire Worlds.
As a teacher, I love sharing what I’ve learned about writing and offer plenty of resources for teachers and students, like my Free Writer’s Workshop!
My goal is to create books, stories, and articles that get kids exciting about reading and marvel at the world around them!
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I’ve come to a realization recently about writing and being a writer. Whether working as a freelancer, or publishing novels, one giant cable connects all writers. And it might be the most frustrating part of writing: there’s a lot of waiting around. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that 90% of “being a writer”… Read more The Waiting is the Hardest Part (Part 2)
Most writers–supposedly–fall into one of two categories of writing style. Either they are a plotter or a pantser. But what do these strange terms mean and how do you know if you’re one or the other or maybe something completely different? If you’ve never heard of the terms before, they describe two completely different writing… Read more Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?
If you want to break into writing for children, nonfiction is where it’s at. Nonfiction is in high demand for publishers and especially magazines. They’re constantly looking for high-quality, engaging, and factual articles that can be used inside the classroom and libraries. Kids love it, editors need it, and you can write nonfiction articles for… Read more How to Write a Nonfiction Article for Children