Loughborough, Leicestershire

Writer Biography

Karen Ette lives in Loughborough, Leicestershire and graduated from Loughborough University with an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English, Contemporary and Modern, Creative Writing, which focussed on Great War literature.

As well as being a writer, Karen is a PTC trained, freelance proofreader and copy-editor. She has self-published non-fiction books and has had short stories published in four anthologies by Ruler’s Wit, with whom she also writes. Articles have been published in specialist magazines and she won a competition for a radio story, which was broadcast locally. A number of poems have also been published in local newspapers.

Karen’s website is: www.the-writers-secret-helper and she writes two blogs; one which is travel and food based: www.fancypanscafe.com and the other centred on WW1: www.battlefieldsandbeyond.com

For the past seven years Karen has been a judge for the BBC’s 500 Words competition.


Contributed To

* Stand To!, the journal of the Western Front Association.

* The Tiger - the local Western Front Association Magazine.

* The Racing Pigeon.

* Your Cat Magazine.

* Introductions to two cookery books: Taste –published by Igloo – (i) Chocolate and (ii) Comfort Food

* A chapter in a biography of Harold Shipman.

* The Guardian's Family Magazine.

* Radio Story Broadcast locally.

* Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society's Magazine.

Performances & Workshops
Creative Writing for Wellbeing workshops

Available for the following:

  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    PhD – English, Contemporary and Modern, Creative Writing

    MA in Creative Writing

    Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre)

    Copy-editing (Publishing Training Centre)

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    Websites, blogs and links to work