How to Write For Teens

The young adult market is opening up now and there’s a lot of opportunities there  for cat sitting looking at laptopwriters, but it takes a certain touch to write well for that age group. Here’s a good reference.

How To Write For Teens Without Sounding Like an Adult Writing For Teens

Catherine Kane

5/23/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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The Great American Novel, per Maughn (Inspiration)

Burning candle“The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.”

W. Somerset Maugham

Catherine Kane

5/22/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Double Duty (Writing Quick Tip)

Is there a topic you write a lot about? Do you have multiple articles, posts or books in that topic area? Do you see more to come?

Then give some thought  to how you can let one piece of work do multiple jobs.

  • Doing research on a topic? Widen your focus and let the research serve multiple12180792_10153705594124375_16463828_o projects.
  • Is there a particular technique (such as relaxation by using breathing) that you use in multiple settings? Develop the best wording you can for that and then use that wording whenever you need that technique
  • Could your blog post also serve as a guest blog post/magazine article/ chapter in a book with a little re-writing or expanding?

You want to give each topic your best writing, but there are times when your best writing can serve multiple projects

Catherine Kane

5/19/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Better Descriptions on Amazon

When folks buy books online, the description is one of the major factors that gets them cat sitting looking at laptopinterested in a book.

Want to write better descriptions? Check out

How Writers Can Optimize Their Book’s Description On Amazon

Catherine Kane

5/18/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Motivation To Write- Value Your Writing

One of the big  reasons we lose the motivation to write is that we don’t put enough value on the act of writing and our own creation.

We think

  • this is just a hobby (“that thing I do”…)
  • it’s not as important as doing the laundry/my day job/mowing the lawn/saving the planet or other more respected “grown up” ways of using your time.
  • that we have nothing valuable to say.
  • that no one will want to read what we’ve written.
  • that it’s impossible to get published through traditional publishers.
  • that indie publishing has a bad reputation.

Many folks decide that their writing is not as important as other things in their lives; and so it slips to the bottom of the list and never gets done.

But that’s missing the point. There are lots of ways that your writing can have value.

  • Writing is fun (heck, most creative things are fun…)Romantic woman using laptop
  • Writing stimulates brain cells and that can be good for the long term health of your brain.
  • Most people have something unique that they bring to the party of Life that nobody else does. That’s called your Life Mission and writing is one way to express it.
  • Even if you’re interested in topics that other people have covered, you see it from a viewpoint unique to you. How you see it may add to the insight of others or inspire them to their own flashes of insight.
  • Besides being fun, the act of creation is satisfying and can build your competence and focus(two skills we can all use throughout our lives).
  • You may add to the collective knowledge on your topic, just by writing about it.

Your writing has value to you and may well have value to others as well. If you keep that in mind,  you’ll be more motivated to write.

So write on.

(Before this, there was Motivation to Write and Motivation To Write-Why Do We Lose It?)

Catherine Kane

5/17/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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“Impossible Project” Status Report 5/16/17

And the work of the “impossible project” continues.  5 1/2 weeks left to make things happen.

Sinus tango and other demands over the weekend have slowed progress, but still I’m continuing to pull this together. Just keep writing, just keep writing 😉

As of today

  • Have added material and combined two chapters that seem to go together into one
  • Have rearranged chapter orders for better flow of material
  • Have finished roughing out 20/20 chapters
  • Index continues
  • Have started doing first editing pass to revise  and polish words to make things clearer and more readable

Goals for the next few days

  • Finish first pass for clarity to make this easy to read
  • Do second pass to smooth chapter transitions
  • Do third pass for excess words and  punctuation corrections
  • and then start shipping chapters to me heroic beta readers

That should be plenty

How’s your writing going?

(For previous posts, check out Behind the Scenes and Impossible Project Status Report)

Catherine Kane

5/16/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Shakespeare, per Henley (Inspiration)

“Shakespeare often writes so ill that you hesitate to believe he could ever write supremely well; or, if this Burning candleway of putting it seem indecorous and abominable, he very often writes so well that you are loth to believe he could ever have written thus extremely ill. “

William Ernest Henley

Catherine Kane

5/15/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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“Impossible Project” Status Report

Posted an article earlier this week (Behind the Scenes) about a writing project I’m attempting to complete in less than 7 weeks.

Figure I’m gonna do some updates along the way to help keep me focused and on task

This week-

  • 18 out of 21 chapters roughed out
  • Index begun
  • beta readers acquired (with much gratitude for their willingness to do great deeds of reading and feedback in a short period of time)

Potential goals for this weekend

  • Finish roughing out chapters
  • do initial edits for flow and content for all chapters
  • get chapters ready to send to betas by middle of next week (sooner if possible)

Burning the midnight oil here. How’s your writing going?

Catherine Kane

5/12/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Brilliant Filking

Filking is the art of writing new lyrics to established music- and these folks have done ancat sitting looking at laptop amazing job.

Like Star Wars? Like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band?

Then check out Star Wars meets Sgt. Pepper

Catherine Kane

5/11/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

Catherine Kane

5/11/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Behind the Scenes

Not everyone knows it, but I have a main line of books that are available for sale to the general public, and I also have a limited edition book. There are only two copies of this book in the world

This very special book was put together specifically for a family member, who had need of specialized information, written in a way that would work especially for her. There are only two copies in the universe- one belongs to her and one belongs to me (because I like to have a finished copy of every book I’ve written…)

Woman sitting in meditating position by the poolWell it recently came up that there’s another area of information that I’m familiar with that is the next step on her spiritual path.

She needs the information. I have the information. And her birthday is less than 7 weeks away

 

One writer

One topic

7 weeks

Can I do it?

We shall see……

Catherine Kane

5/10/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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