Let Me Digress
Kathryn Hore – Writer

So, anyway…

I’m Kathryn Hore. I’m a writer, sometime photographer and occasional librarian. I write speculative and dark fiction of all kinds, as well as business and corporate non-fiction, which is not as unrelated as you might think. I take photos of weddings and spiders, though not usually at the same time, and live among the gumtrees of the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Online you’ll often find me under the handle @kahmelb, at least on those sites where I’m happy to be publicly identified and which wouldn’t make my mother blush. Much.

Genre Wars

June 30th 2016

When I say I’m a genre nerd, I don’t just mean I love reading, writing and obsessing over genre fiction. Of course I love all those things, I’m a Geek Girl from way back. But I also mean I love the concept of genre, the mutations of its meaning, the academic study of it, and, […]

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Reasons to write

April 21st 2016

For all of you who haven’t yet done so, pop on across to The Stella Prize’s website now and read the acceptance speech of this year’s winner, Charlotte Wood. It’s an amazing speech, especially inspiring for those of us struggling with the “and why am I inflicting all this pain and effort on myself for no uncertain end […]

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Here, have a spider

March 28th 2016
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In defence of the daydream

March 15th 2016

To daydream is to be happy, so let your mind wander as you need.* Create beautiful places in your head, or exciting action sequences, or witty banter bouncing between imaginary characters who are just the kind of people you like to hang out with, or impossible romantic liaisons, or high dramatic tension, or fine, fine music, or whatever gets the blood rushing through your veins.

Because to daydream isn’t just to be happy, it is to be human.

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February 25th 2016

I am the Queen of First Drafts. I love them. Love ratting them off at a speed more concerned with quantity than quality, love the whole NaNoWriMo-style fun of getting the story down as fast as possible. Love writing a good really-bad-first-draft. Mostly, I just love spewing out the words and figuring out the story […]

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January 27th 2016

So I needed a new headshot. And here it is…

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So. January.

January 25th 2016

Hi. Welcome to 2016. Where I start the year by discussing the destruction of books for the greater good. Because Librarian Reasons.

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So I’m told I supposed to do a year-in-review post or something

December 31st 2015

Apparently it’s blogging law that one must do a year-in-review post at the end of December or else lose their blogging licence or something. Not that I consider myself a blogger – sticking a few hundred words up on this site once a month as a kind of personal journal aimed only at myself is […]

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Dinner Parties. Because I’m neck-deep in NaNoWriMo’s big climax right now

November 25th 2015

If I were ever stupid enough to hold a dinner party, I’d hire caterers and invite the following…

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NaNoWriMo, yes I’m doing it

October 18th 2015

Dear manuscript, it’s not you, it’s me. I need space right now and I think it’s time we start to see others. You’re already flirting with publishers and as for me, well… I need to experiment in ways you won’t let me. To explore other narratives. Try out new techniques. And, yes, I want to fuck with new characters. Look, sorry, but I’m going to NaNoWriMo with a different story this year.

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Happy First Birthday, Lass

October 9th 2015

The lass turned the big 1 yesterday.

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Not Guilty Pleasures

September 17th 2015

There’s something I don’t get. It’s when people talk about reading as a guilty pleasure. As in, they’re reading it and they’re enjoying it, loving it, can’t put it down. Reading is giving them pleasure.

And they feel guilty about it. Because apparently whatever it is they’re reading isn’t, I don’t know, good enough or something.

Well bollocks to that, I say.

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