About

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Katherine Cerulean grew up in the countryside near Athens, GA, home schooled on a farm with dogs, cats, a horse, a pony, peacocks, rabbits, sheep, and many others.

She has been writing seriously for twenty-four years, starting with screenwriting, moving into novels, and now returning to her first love of writing for the screen with both film scripts and teleplays.

She is the founder of the Athens Writers Association, which had over 200 hundred members, held 200 Meetup.com events and published three story collections.

Katherine currently travels the country (soon, the world!) with her sister, who is an amazing artistic genius. They have visited fifteen National Parks and are making plans for more.

Katherine and her sister are lifelong students of self improvement, and Katherine has given away over 90% of her possessions, cycled 60 miles in a day, lost over 50 pounds, become financially secure, and continues to transform her life and circumstance in service of her goals. She’s also been on many adventures and has way too much fun.

Katherine has written six novels (and self published one), five feature-length screenplays, and numerous TV specs and pilots. She has also self-published a self improvement book called How To Come Alive.

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Read the blog post that captures her best

Read the blog post of her history as a writer

Read her interview from the Athens Writers Association website

Katherine is available for hire as a writer, story/character coach, life improvement coach, and occasionally, party balloon animal maker (just kidding, don’t hire her for that, she’d be terrible). Contact info: katherinecerulean@gmail.com

She’s also always happy to hear from fans and answer any questions on improving your writing and/or life. But seriously, don’t ask her to make a balloon animal (her 10,000 hours to mastery are not even started in that).

We really should.
My traits, based on ‘YouTurn and Now, Discover Your Strengths’ — both great books! Layout by my sister, Sarah Cerulean

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello! Thanks for following my blog – I’ve reciprocated. I was wondering, how (briefly) did you go about getting into screen writing? My mind is so visual I can’t help but wonder if that’s something I should try to dabble in in the next few years, but where to begin / get your work seen? Have a great evening!

    1. Hi! If you love movies (like I do!) you should totally try your hand at screenwriting. As far as ‘breaking into’ the business, I don’t really have much advice because the two screenplays I wrote weren’t up to the standards I wanted to try to sell them and then I fell in love with novels. But I believe spec scripts for TV shows and networking at film festivals would be a good place to start. As for learning, I recommend —
      Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434: The Industry’s Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay
      The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Chris Vogler
      I haven’t got a chance to read it yet, but a lot of people also like —
      Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
      Hope this helps; good luck!

  2. Hi Katherine. Julie Israel recommended your blog so here I am. Wow.. Fifteen years! I’m following your blog so I can learn from your experience. πŸ˜‰

    1. The years do fly by! But I won’t subtract a day because it really does feel like I’ve learned a lot. I’ll have a new post soon actually about what I’d tell a beginning writer — so hopefully you’ll find some useful tidbits there!

  3. Hey Katherine- I’m a self-published author living in athens. My books are actually doing pretty well as last month i sold 1100+ copies. The better news is that there has been a steady upward trajectory since october 2013 and i’ve spent a grand total of roughly 2 hours actually marketing the books. I only tell u this to let u know i’m not a whacko psycho type. Anyway, because of the nature of my job, i cant broadcast my possible plans to quit working and pursue a career as a self-published author. Anyhoo… I was looking for a group of self-published authors in athens and ur about the only concrete person i came up with. I’d like to talk w someone… anyone… who is following a similar path as this would be a literally life-changing decision. I know u have an annual event but is there some other type of weekly/monthly ‘support group’ for those of us who dream of a life self-publishing books? Ok, i’ve been rambling for too long and my daughter is making bird noises at my head so i better wrap this up. Can u please get back to me about the possibility of meeting up to talk shop?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Dan,
      That’s great! You are doing wonderful well! Yes I would be happy to get together and talk to you. Just contact me through my email: katherinecerulean@gmail.com. Also check out the Athens Writers Association (http://athenswritersassociation.wordpress.com/). I started the AWA to help like-minded people get together and improve. I know many of the members personally and all are friendly and happy to help. Maybe we can do a ‘writer’s lunch’ and you can meet a few on us. Best wishes!

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