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Quick & Easy Writer's Block Buster

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I have a number of different card decks: Tarot, Dixit, and specialty playing card decks. In my experience, they work really well as little portable pieces of inspiration. If you're stuck on a project (or looking for inspiration for a new one), let me help you out! Just send me a message with the word from the following list that most resonates with you:

*Orthodox
*Naive
*Romantic
*Edgy
*Geometric
*Surreal
*Innocent
*Strength

Each one of these words corresponds to one of my decks of cards. After I get your message, I'll draw a card from the corresponding deck, photograph it, and send it to you. If you picked a Tarot deck, I'll also include a brief summary of the card's meaning and a few keywords. Cards from my Dixit and specialty playing card deck will be presented without commentary, since they're rather self-explanatory. A written description of the image can also be provided, either for further inspiration or for the visually impaired.

Training & Qualifications


I participate in numerous writing groups, and also help lead a couple, including the Stockholm branch of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I've used these cards to great effect when managing events for these groups, and participants have found them surprisingly helpful.

Availability & Preferences


Weekday nights GMT +1, weekends

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Katherine


Carole received unit of Quick & Easy Writer's Block Buster from Katherine
Aug 27, 2018
Katherine gave me thoughtful feedback, interesting things to think about.... a lovely experience for one Simbi. Such generosity! Thank you Katherine!... show more
Wendy Lee received unit of Quick & Easy Writer's Block Buster from Katherine
Mar 21, 2018
super fast response! appreciate the fine attention to detail! have some things to think over...thanks!
Gina received unit of Quick & Easy Writer's Block Buster from Katherine
Mar 14, 2018
Katherine shared awithn image with me that wound up immediately being placed as my screen saver!! I loved it! Sometimes the things others propose wind... up being the best things you would have never asked for! I did not receive a further in depth analysis or anything but i appreciated the short and sweet message I received. I believe things have been stewing in me for a little while about a certain few subjects.... and it was just rhe right thing to encourage me doing some more work myself. I found myself late that night by chance, still sitting at the counter of whole foods, actually writing out a finance plan, making calls, creating a long winded Simbi Request... and.... just feeling really proud of myself! I absolutely love this image, still my screensaver. Thanks ::) Will definitely express interest in future for more elaborate consultations.show more
Jade received unit of Simbi Liberation and Tip Jar from Katherine
Mar 24, 2019
Wanted to acknowledge all of the help Katherine helped me with, by giving really detailed and thorough ideas and steps to move forward.
Jade received Help with Feedback for my Etsy Store from Katherine
Mar 23, 2019
Went above and beyond for helping me review my store! Very thorough feedback and real direction on what to do next and how to edit things. Very sweet ...and generous! Was very glad to work together and would love to do it again in the future! show more
Sam received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Mar 13, 2019
Seriously amazing reading. Very thorough! I would definitely recommend her.
Rachel received Help with Someone to trade seeds with from Katherine
Mar 12, 2019
Great trade as always Katherine is the best!
Kathy provided unit of 1896 Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for Katherine
Mar 10, 2019
A quick and easy transaction, thanks!
Ian received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Mar 04, 2019
Great deal easy going with a good follow through. Nice quality service!! Thank you,
Ya received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Feb 12, 2019
Thank you so much


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About Katherine Koba

Everything I enjoy comes down to words, details, and helping and educating others. In my work life, I'm a professional Swedish -> English translator. I work with corporate documents: everything fr...om annual and interim reports to internal memos to press releases. I was a freelance copyeditor and ESL tutor before that. Before that I spent two years teaching English at cram schools in South Korea, and before THAT I was a cave tour guide. In my fun life, I co-organize a local writing Meetup, translate semi-obscure Swedish women writers into English, and read a lot. I also work on my own writing projects, which tend to be character-driven SF/F and literary novels. I'm a bit of a language nerd, too; I study Russian and Korean in my spare time, and try to keep up my high school German and college French. I also like to surprise people with postcards and tea and other fun things in the mail!show more

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