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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Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?

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?

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