Hi, I’m Kate. I’ve been drawn to creative writing ever since I can remember. When I became a parent, I yearned to continue nourishing that creative part of myself… but there was just so little time.

So I started to play with quick and easy writing activities that could fit into my new life. As I rekindled my creativity, I felt its nurturing glow.

The truth is, I’d been missing that feeling for a long while. Writing has been such a big part of my world: I’ve studied it, I’ve built my career around it, I’ve used it to support my health & wellbeing. I had spent so much time writing for a strict purpose that I’d stopped writing for the pure joy of it.

That feeling of being free to play with words, to get lost in them, with no expectations or audience to please… I wanted to recapture that for myself. I wanted to use writing for relaxation.

That’s what this website is about. You can learn more about what it means to relax and how writing can help, discover writing for relaxation tips, and explore my Write to Relax series for writing ideas and inspiration.

There’s something for everyone, so that – whether you call yourself a writer or not – you can write to relax.

I hope you have fun. Do let me know about your own experiences with writing. I’d love to hear from you.

You can find me on Twitter: @WriteToRelax

Or contact me via email: writetorelax@yahoo.com

More about Kate:

  • Runs writing for wellbeing workshops in and around London
  • Cofounder of WritingForLife.co.uk
  • Poetry published by Every Day Poets and Vox Poetica
  • Member of Lapidus, the words for wellbeing association
  • Member of NAWE (National Association for Writers in Education) 
  • MA in Creative Writing
  • MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Find out even more at katemcbarron.co.uk.

What next?

Take a look at my writing for relaxation top tips and find out how to free your mind and get the creative juices flowing.

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