Confessions of a freelance writer – Meet ‘The Nurse’

| July 27, 2012

As a freelance writer, I write for fun as well as for a living. Mostly poetry, short ebooks and eguides. But I’ve always kept one key aspect of my writing life a secret… until now. 

My alter-ego, The Nurse

I’ve been writing as The Nurse since 2007. She’s my alter-ego, a horrible woman who was banged up in a half-forgotten mental institution most of her life.

A mass murderer, amateur brain surgeon, hideous harridan and evil harpy, she’s my diametric opposite, everything I’m not: drug-soaked, foul mouthed, sadistic, masochistic, psychotic, Machiavellian and bad to the bone.

Having recently pensioned her off after five years’ loyal service, it’s about time I confessed. It’s been a fascinating experiment from a creative perspective and oddly liberating writing in the third person, emotionally removed from the action, free to be completely and utterly disgraceful.

At her peak she had a large and loyal following despite posting relatively infrequently. I had to be in the right mood to be The Nurse, but because she was imprisoned I had the perfect excuse for not posting very often.

Meet The Nurse

Anyway, here she is.  Meet my dark half, The Nurse. Bear in mind that her rantings are definitely not for the easily offended. You’ll find them on the Sussex Amateur Brain Surgery blog.

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By Kate Goldstone - ()

Originally from Middlesbrough, I lived in Brighton for many years before moving to North Devon. I’ve had a passion for words all my life and this is my twelfth year as a freelance writer. In my spare time I draw, paint, sculpt, carve wood and rock, garden, read, write poetry and enjoy long distance hiking. I sing and play the recorder. I collect modernist paintings, vintage rugs and mid-century German art pottery. I’m a member of The Poetry Society. And I am an experienced volunteer shepherd, a ‘Lookerer’.

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