Interview with the Amazing Poet, Writer, and Blogger Kat Myrman #amwriting #interview #nonfiction


Welcome to another blogger and writer interview. Today I’m sharing with you an interview with the kind, amazing and talented Kat Myrman. Her blog is called: Like Mercury Colliding – Moments of Unexpected Clarity.


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Credit: Kat Myrman

1. Kat, Please Tell Us About Yourself and Some of Your Wonderful Published Work?


My Blog is called “Like Mercury Colliding.” and I have always loved to write, but it wasn’t until 2015 that I had the courage to upload my writing in the form of a blog. I’ve never published my own book, but I have been featured in a few anthologies and in online digests including:


2. Is There Anything Else You’d Like to Share With Us About Yourself?


My bio HERE pretty much tells you about me. When I began my blog, I was not sure what I wanted to say. I’m still not completely sure, several years in, that I have figured it out. What I do try to accomplish is writing a bit every day. I’ve found the prompts and challenges on WordPress most helpful.

Also, I work a 9:oo a.m. to 5:00 p.m. plus day as an Executive Assistant, so I must sandwich in time for my writing passion. Oftentimes, that time is the wee hours of the night. I find that I am most productive then. There are few distractions at 3:00 am, aside from my niggling need for sleep! 🙂

As well, I live in a most beautiful part of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S., at least in my humble opinion, of course. I’m surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the “Valley” as it is called, experiences four seasons, which I am grateful for. Where I am has a small town community vibe.

It’s also Virginia, so there is the underlying rumble of old South, Confederacy and modern progressive ideals (of which I hold). Writing has become an outlet for me to express my deep emotions in light of recent events, without getting into trouble with my neighbors.


“It’s also Virginia, so there is the underlying rumble of old South, Confederacy and modern progressive ideals (of which I hold). Writing has become an outlet for me to express my deep emotions in light of recent events, without getting into trouble with my neighbors.” – Kat Myrman 


Kat JoAnne Kosinska Unsplash
Credit: Joanne Kosinska via Unsplash

3. When Did You Begin Writing or Blogging and Why? What Do Both Practices Mean to You?


As mentioned above, I have written for a lifetime in one form or another. My blog is a running digest. It seemed more efficient and easier to access than piles of notebooks and journals, though I have them too. I even have binders of faded napkins, scrap paper, repurposed envelopes…if you are a writer, you know what I’m talking about. 🙂 Writing for me is a passion if you haven’t already figured that out. I live and breathe it.


4. Where Do You Find Your Inspiration and Motivation to Write? Why Is Significant For You to Write? Can You Briefly Describe Your Blogging Process? 

Life inspires me. Passion for life motivates me. Without life and passion, what are we doing here, after all. I have to grab writing/blogging time when I can. I would love to be able to retire from my day job to devote my time to the craft. While I mentioned, the middle of the night is when I am most inclined to write, I find mornings to be my favorite time to write when I have the chance.

his question made me laugh. Process? A disclaimer, I’m a Gemini, so ‘the process’ is not a thing for me. That said, I write when I am moved by something. Be it a formal prompt or an everyday happening, I write my experience of life, so my process, as processes go might be considered a bit chaotic. It is an immense sense of satisfaction to get the words out of my head and written down.


“Writing for me is a passion if you haven’t already figured that out. I live and breathe it.”- Kat Myrman 


Kat Raw Pixal
Credit: Rawpixel.com via Unsplash

5. What Was Your Process For Publishing Some of Your Writing? Do You Prefer Certain Writing and Reading Genres? 


Aside from entering calls for submissions, I have not had experience with this. I used to be a poetry/non-fiction/song-writing kinda girl, but since I started blogging I am an enthusiastic fan of fiction…especially flash-fiction. I have a new-found love of magnetic poetry. And one other thing I do aside from writing. I love to paint, and more recently creating digital art. So you will quite often see original artwork that I’ve created.


6. Do You Have Any Helpful Tips for New Writers or Bloggers? Also, for fun, What Are Your Top Three Favorite Bloggers? 


Keep writing. Even if it is to say…today sucks, I have writer’s block and nothing to say. Because even that fulfills the greatest aspiration of any writer…to touch people through words. Chances are you’ll be saying what others wish they could say even in those time when you feel like you have nothing to say.

When it comes to blogs and bloggers, it is all about relationship. I have formed some amazing relationships with the most interesting people from all over the world. This is the wonder and beauty of blogging. A few favorites:

Anything Food or Recipe related, particularly the ones that share life experience as part of their menu…

  • Another Foodie Blogger – Kathryn and I are Word With Friends friends as a result of connecting on WordPress
  • Linz Real Cooking – This lady, I love her…Lynn is a fantastic cook, but it is her story that will blow you away. She is a wonder.

And Challenges…I love writing challenges!


“Keep writing. Even if it is to say…today sucks, I have writer’s block and nothing to say. Because even that fulfills the greatest aspiration of any writer…to touch people through words. Chances are you’ll be saying what others wish they could say even in those time when you feel like you have nothing to say.”- Kat Myrman


Kat Myrmen 2
Credit: Kat Myrman and her Cat

7.  Kat, Please Share with Us Some of Your Favorite Writing Pieces.


A Beautiful Obsession

by Kat Myrman

September 12, 2015

*****

Kat Myrman Words Image
Credit: Kat Myrman

My love for you began
before I understood that
you would be a life-long
obsession. You wooed me
with promises of blissful
release, and pledged to
sustain me, encouraging
me to use you whenever
I had need. You tickled
my ears with sweet
nothings, encouraging
me to dance, to twirl
through lyrical dips and
curves that left me
breathless and wanting
for more.

You held nothing back,
revealing your fierce
passion and power to
rattle and persuade, cool
and cunning, cutting me
to the heart with
razor-like precision.
It only made me love
you more, drawing me
deep, with a yearning to
trace every syllable of
your complexity, fingers
trembling with each
touch, you became
an empty open book
begging to be filled.

Beautiful, beautiful
Words…if you must
know, you had me at
“hello”.

*****

kat ~ 12 September 2015

(This poem was featured on Women’s Spiritual Poetry Blogspot on October 6, 2015)


8. Here Is Some More Of Kat’s Blog Pieces:


The Letter – Part One of Kat’s Fiction Serial ( I love this Series!!)


Thank You to Kat for her wonderful interview. I enjoyed learning more about her and her writing as I have been blogging with her for a few years now. Her blog again is: Like Mercury Colliding — Moments of Unexpected Clarity. 


If you are interested in being interviewed for a blogger/writer interview or if you blog for a cause, you can contact me via myContact Page on my blog.  Thanks and have a Wonderful Christmas!


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19 thoughts on “Interview with the Amazing Poet, Writer, and Blogger Kat Myrman #amwriting #interview #nonfiction

  1. Kat Myrman December 17, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Thank you so much Mandi. I am honored that you chose me to feature in your interview series, and even more honored to call you a friend. Peace! ❤️

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    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much Shiva. I love her writing too 🙂

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  2. Kat Myrman December 17, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Reblogged this on like mercury colliding… and commented:
    Thank you Mandi! I am honored to be featured today in mandibelle16’s Interview series. If you’d like to know a bit more about me, check it out. And while you’re there, be sure to have a look at Mandi’s wonderful writing. She is an inspiration! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kat Myrman December 17, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Hi Mandy. Someone mentioned that the link to LynzRealCooking is not connecting. Here’s a link so you can update.
    https://lynzrealcooking.com
    And thank you so much, once again for the interview. I truly am honored!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thank you so much Kat! I’m glad you liked. I loved learning more about you and your writing!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. ron877 December 18, 2017 / 5:23 am

    Reblogged this on Read 4 Fun and commented:
    Here is an interesting blog about bloggers and writers. This particular interview interested me because of the interviewee, Kat Myrman. On average, I reblog something from her once per week but I read her blog every day. The content is varied. There poetry that may show up as a haiku or in a much more complex form which she usually explains in a type of notation that I just accept. As a non-poet, I can’t appreciate the rhyming schemes but the content is impressive and evocative.

    Read through the post and follow the links for a Kat Myrman sampler. As you are reading, consider this. She works as an Executive Assistant from 0900 to 1700. And on several days in a week, she may post creative content more than once per day.

    On my blog, I even have a category for Kat Myrman. Not a tag, a category. Her writing will jolt your brain awake and make you a better worker. This works for me, your time zone may differ.

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    • mandibelle16 December 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing Ron I’m glad you are such a big fan of Kat’s. I love her writing too and my fav are her serial fiction stories. Thanks for reblogging the interview, much appreciated!

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  5. Eli Pacheco December 18, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Great interview, Mandi! I recognize some of the blogs mentioned. I also love the idea of writing every single day, just to get words out, just to keep those muscles toned, because I fear the ability could slip away if I ignore it!

    Liked by 2 people

    • mandibelle16 December 18, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Hi Eli. Glad you liked. Kait’s blog is awesome I’m a big fan of her poetry and serial fictional stories. I think it really is key, whether you are just writing down thoughts or bits of phrases or words. You’ll notice your writing improves a lot when it’s a daily practice or routine and once you get used to it, it won’t feel like a chore.
      Also, I think your brain retains more than you think but u can also do something like Twitter poetry once a day or do a Prompt from a little book I found at the bookstore called 500 Writing Prompts. Both are great ways to keep writing daily. Cheers and thanks for commenting 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Eli Pacheco December 28, 2017 / 10:56 pm

        Absolutely! I committed the time to writing today and got a post out for the first time in a while. I look forward to reading more of you.

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