SPA Girls Podcast – EP110 – Interview With Screenwriter Kathryn Burnett

This week we were lucky enough to have a fantastic repeat guest – Kathryn Burnett, the well-known New Zealand playwright and screenwriter. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Kathryn is chocka full of useful knowledge on the craft of writing as well as the mental game of staying focused and being productive. Today she talked us through doing an end-of-year Writing Audit, as a prequel to setting our goals in the new year. We found it hugely helpful to answer the questions she posed, and to look back on our year in order to critically assess what went right, and what went wrong, and why. If you’re wondering why on earth you’d want to look back in this way, just listen in… Kathryn also tells us how to use this kind of analysis to set us up for an awesome 2018!

“Celebrate the small wins – they give you resilience and remind you that you can do it!” ~ Kathryn Burnett

To help you stick to your goals, Kathryn offers a free Creative Writing Plan at

Her Writing Room Club is an in-person and online group for writers who want to write more often, stay inspired and achieve their writing goals with the company of other writers.  Learn more here

About Kathryn

Kathryn has significant film and television writing credits and has developed numerous television series for New Zealand’s major production companies.

She was the Executive Director of the New Zealand Writers Guild between 1997-2000 and the screenwriting tutor at South Seas Film and TV School between 2003 and 2007. She is also an in demand Script Consultant/Assessor who has worked with numerous writers and production companies.

Learn more about Kathryn’s workshops and writing advice here:

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