Examples from my Gallery
Here are some of the works I've submitted recently that I am particularly proud of or think might be of interest to people trying to work out who I am as a writer.
To see more of my work click here or if you wanna see the ones I like the most click here!
WildfireIt was sudden. Wildfire licked the fields clean down to charcoaled needles
The GardeniasI told you I had wildflowers growing in my veins
In The StarsIn the stab of the night,
The Laws of AttractionHe likes to tell me how stars work.
SolitaryTrigger warning: Discussion of sanity and suicide.
The DancerHear me read it
HaloHear me read it
A Hostage to HerTRIGGER WARNING. ED
I've Killed UsDrowning, my lungs have collapsed,
A Summer WildThe grass was higher than her hemline
My Most Popular Works
You'll Never DieHear me read it!
StitchesHer name is Stitches and I love her.
Hear Me Roar
Performance poetry (or "spoken word") is very different to page poetry, so if you wanna get the full effect of those pieces you can check out my footage on Youtube here. Listed by most recent to least.
Some Beautiful Comments About My Work
See all of my precious reviews here
"You are without-a-doubt one of the most impressive writers I've had the pleasure to read from. As a young writer myself, I look up to you and your beautiful usage of words." - RebbleDiamonds
"heartbreakingly beautiful. Just raw and honest and everything that makes reading poetry worthwhile." - Flermigan
"Honest, economic, filled with verbal realism, and pitch perfect. Sensational work." - Dmofosho
"this is Ginsberg for the 21st Century." - exquisiteoath
Think DeviantART should have a 'Reviews' widget? Me too. Click here to fave the suggestion!
Groups I Contribute To / Own
Check them out by clicking the avatar or the name!
We'd love to have you involved
A group for the lit community, by the lit community! An attempt to re-establish old community ties from the days of #LitLove but also to evolve with DeviantART and to try and be the most useful group it can be! Suggestions, feedback and volunteers all welcome - as well as you're lovely literature!
A group that encourages people to reach out and build support networks. We have a chatroom here and we try to provide a safe, supportive environment in our group and chat for everyone.
A group that collects all kinds of visual arts in square formats! It's really that simple but I love it.
This group was a collection point for the project positivity collages but now lies dormant waiting for something positive and powerful that will contribute to our community. If you have ideas, hit me with 'em!
I am delighted to have some of my RL best friends here on DeviantART. These people keep me alive and kicking every day (often against my will) so if you wanna meet these beautiful souls please be kind to them as I am very protective!
PEOPLE YOU MUST MEET
Some of the people who I hold deep in my heart, those who inspire me and my work or who just make my life more bearable. <3
You don't need to say thanks!
It's so sweet of you to drop by to say thanks for faves, watches, llamas.. but you really don't need to thank me.
I favourite works that I like so I can see them again in the future, or so I can create feature journals (if I feature you deviantART will notify you!)
I watch people for all kinds of reasons. I might just wanna see your future art, journals, collections.. I might just think you're funny or cool.. or sometimes if I see someone giving really thoughtful feedback to literature or photography (my two main loves on here) I watch them to see if they contribute art to the site later on. Because often people with the most constructive feedback apply it to their own work and have beautiful works to show. So even if you have nothing in your gallery yet, if I'm watching you thats for my own reasons and you don't have to thank me OR reciprocate.
I give people llamas mainly if I see them being a good community member. Good, thoughtful comments on literature are my soft spot so if you are a lit lover, that's probably where its from. I also try to return any llamas I get.
SO, all of these things are for me! You don't need to say thank you. Just go be a wonderful, thoughtful, inspired deviant and I hope to talk to you properly soon!
If you have a question, thought, or just wanna chat feel free to leave a comment though.. but be warned I am a full-time student and an officer within my Uni's SU so sometimes it might take me a while to reply!
Previously known as `BloodShotInk,
`KathrynODriscoll and `Flutterings
Kate || 28 || Female || Demisexual
Bath Spa University || British || Eccentric || Dreamer || Lost
Self Harmer || Mood Dysthymia with Major Depressive Episodes
Broken || Social Anxiety Disorder || Mixed Personality Disorder
Suicidal Tendencies || Mesmerised by Stars and Seas || Dog-lover
Addicted to Poetry || Old Soul Trying to Save Others Like Me
Disability, Mental Health, Gender & LGBTQ Activist || Feminist
"Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader! I am an extraterrestrial from the planet Vulcan!"
Contact me on other websites by clicking above!
© Kathryn O'Driscoll. All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published,transmitted or uploaded in any way without my full written permission.
All characters belong to me unless otherwise stated in the artist's comments.
My names Kate, I've been here on DeviantART for approximately forever.. I like to help people and make people smile. I write quite dark, disillusioned poetry and prose about the world, mental health, disabilities etc - but at the end of the day a lot of hope, belief in humanity and love sneaks in there too.
I am 28 years old, currently a mature student at the incredible Bath Spa University working towards a degree in Creative Writing, looking to use my gift to influence representations of mental health and disabilities.
Nice to meet you!
Joined DeviantART on Oct 27, 2007
First Daily Deviation 'Grace' on Mar 13, 2008
Given `Seniority on Dec 9, 2008
Second Daily Deviation 'He Loves Me Not' on Aug 29, 2008
Third Daily Deviation 'Branches and Apricots' on Mar 22, 2009
Fourth Daily Deviation 'Fisherman's Blues' on Dec 26, 2012
Fifth Daily Deviation 'Tattoo' on Jul 1, 2013
Sixth Daily Deviation 'Wrapped Up In Herself' on Jan 10, 2014
Seventh Daily Deviation 'Ironman' on Sep 21, 2014
Eighth Daily Deviation 'A Hostage To Her' on Sep 9, 2015
Avatar made by Kezzi-Rose just for me , thanks babe!
Guides You Might Like
Occasionally I'm helpful. Sometimes. Sorta. These might be those times. You'll have to read them to find out.
How to Improve Your WritingHow to improve your writing
How to get more views on your LiteratureHow to get more views on your Literature
How to write poetryAlright, the title is misleading. No one can tell you how to write poetry, but I am going to share what I feel are the important aspects to writing something that will actually touch other people.
The Geek's Guide to Lit GroupsThe Geek's Guide to Lit Groups Links:
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LINK: Status Forum
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LINK: Help / FAQ Gallery
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FAQ #713: Who is on the Help Desk Team?
FAQ #630: Are there any rules for the Help Desk?
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FAQ #238: How do I report people for abuse, harassment, or another issue I think is a problem?
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FAQ #798: I think something is missing from DeviantArt. Where can I go to make my suggestion?
FAQ #106: What are the symbol next to each deviant's username?
FAQ #801: Are there any rules for the Forums?
FAQ #56: How can I get noticed on this site?
ARTICLE: How to get more views on your literature
ARTICLE: What is Flash Fiction
ARTICLE: How to critique without being a jerk
ARTICLE: Writing useful critiques
ARTICLE: A guide to group-hosted contests and competitions
LINK: The official Community Volunteer run literature group
ARTICLE: Getting started within the lit community
ARTICLE: Revising and Editing
LINK: Publishing Resources
LINK: Useful writing blogs
ARTICLE: Poetic terms and techniques
ARTICLE: Sentence variation
ARTICLE: Passive vs Active voice
ARTICLE: Pacing and Show vs Tell