Welcome to “The Write Thing” and thank you for visiting. 

This website started out as a blogging experiment I began in a bored moment –  a place where I wrote mainly about my life outside of running a business and practising law. All thoroughly boring to anyone else, I’m sure, but I enjoyed blogging so much, and discovered the practice to be almost therapeutic and cathartic, and the next thing I knew I found myself writing other things – features at first (as in articles for magazines) then short fiction, then copywriting. The fiction attempts have now also expanded, and at the time of writing this intro, I am working through my second novel.

So, what you will find if you land on this site is an amalgam of blog posts and examples of professional writing – although I do have to say that I’m notoriously bad at self-promotion so it may take me a while to illustrate the latter. I hope the blogging bits and pieces are enough entertainment anyway! I certainly have fun doing those, and they remain a good escapism for me from my “day job”.

A bit about me: my name is Kate and this site is a vehicle through which I  aim to be more creative and to find my own voice. I want to push my creative thinking, conquer new horizons, broaden my outlook, and – well, basically have some fun and enjoyment.  

I’m a mum to three teenagers, and my “day job” is being a business owner and lawyer. I’m also ‘mum’ to a menagerie of domestic and farm animals. I live in an absolutely gorgeous part of regional Queensland in Australia.  Because of the busy, focussed and intense nature of my career in the law, I relish and treasure my home, all that it is comprised of, and what I get up to in that life. And writing stuff is a big part of that.

Although this blog doesn’t take comments, I can be contacted at kate@thewritething.net . I’m currently reconstructing a Facebook headquarters where connection can be made in the future.  Lastly, the anecdotes related on this blog while true may feature people whose names have been changed to protect identities.


Last updated: 9 November 2019

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