Secret History, per Thackeray (Inspiration)

Burning candle“If a secret history of books could be written, and the author’s private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!”

William Makepeace Thackeray

Catherine Kane

6/26/17

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

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Almost to Edit

The latest book keeps expanding.

Two more chapters roughed out, but the need for one more has emerged.

Homes for the two topics noted in last week’s post have been found.

Index to work on,

And the rough draft for “Living in Interesting Times” will at last be ready to edit.

(…If nothing else needs to be added…)

Lots of busy and unexpected things to deal popping up in the rest of my life, but the writing continues.

How’s life treating you?

Catherine Kane

6/23/17

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 Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Online Writing Groups- Sometimes Size Matters

In the last post on this topic (Online Writing Groups- Know What You Want) , we talked about figuring out what you want to get out of an online writing group. Next it’s good to think about how big a group you want to be a part of

Why? Because it’s not a one size fits all universe and sometimes size matters…Creative partners working on computer at their desk

A bigger group gives you

  • More chances to network or possibly market
  • A larger pool of people with a bigger assortment of skill sets
  • More people to choose from when you’re looking for people you’re compatible with
  • Bigger chance of people in your niche or approach to writing
  • More people to learn from

Disadvantages

  • Can be more impersonal
  • Can be less intimate or friendly
  • If the group has the wrong kinds of social dynamics, increased chance of arguing or bullying
  • can be overwhelming with the number of posts

On the other hand, a small group

  • can be cozier and more friendly
  • can be easier to work with
  • can be selected to be a perfect fit for your type of writing

Possible disadvantages

  • can get really clicky
  • can have minimal activity
  • can not have the resources you’re looking for in a group

Size is not the only reason to chose a group, but it can have a significant effect on how well a group may meet your particular needs.

Give it some thought. Are you looking for a big group? A small group? Or something momma bear sized?

and once you have a handle on that, we can start looking

(This all began with Online Writing Groups )

Catherine Kane

6/22/17

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 new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

 

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To the Renaissance Again! Second Weekend! (Time Sensitive)

This weekend, the psychics  of Foresight return to the worlds of swords and sorcery.Mid 2014 10505157_630043353758993_1852161661360634204_o

This is the second of three weekends at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire from 11:00 – 6:30 (June 17, 18, 25, 26, and July 1and 2) at Warsaw Park at 119 Pulaski Highway in Ansonia, CT

Join us in an interactive fantasy world with combat and romance, entertainment and adventure, shopping and food and much more

Including the psychics of Foresight, of course, doing readings and Reiki and selling Catherine’s books.

Some shows and features will be there every weekend, but some entertainers rotate. This weekend,

Players for the run of the faire include

(For more information on these and other Midsummer performers, please click here).

And don’t forget there are also night shows on the Saturdays from 7-9

whew- that’s a lot of entertainment. You’re not gonna want to miss this.

For more information, click here

and then join us this weekend and the next that follow at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Catherine Kane

6/21/17

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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Jane Austen Gets Feedback

…so what if Jane Austen attended a writer’s workshop and got feedback like the rest of cat sitting looking at laptopus?

Well…

If Jane Austen Got Feedback From Some Guy In A Writing Workshop

Catherine Kane

6/20/17

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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Christie, per Hannah (Inspiration)

“Try as I might, Agatha Christie is unique. The actual writing style can’t be exactly the same, so instead of trying to replicate it exactly, the way I got around it was by inventing a new narrator.”

Sophie Hannah

Catherine Kane

6/19/17

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

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One More Chapter…

One more chapter to rough out…

Two more topics to find a home for in the rough draft already written…

Possibly a few more meditation resources for the appendix

An index to start

And the Rough draft for “Living In Interesting Times” will be complete and ready for me to start editing and polishing and making it ready for beta readers.

I’m almost to the edit phase- and that’s feeling great.

How are things in your corner of the world?

Catherine Kane

6/16/17

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 Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Motivation To Write- Schedule It

We  acknowledged that our writing had value.Motivation To Write- Value Your Writing

We made a commitment to write Motivation To Write- Make a Commitment

And now we need to look for and find time when we are going to write, and make a firm place for it in our schedules.

“I’ll write when I have a moment…” or “…when the spirit moves me…” or “…when I have time…” never works. There’s always something that will try to distract you if you let it, and “I’ll write some day…” becomes “I never have time to write…”

So sit down and look at your present schedule. Romantic woman using laptop

  • When do you have time to write?
  • When could you make time to write?
  • What could you put aside, for now or forever, to open up time to write?

Is writing more important to you than one more magazine or tv show or an extra hour online? If so, why not cut down or cut out less important things to leave time to write?

And, once you’ve found the time, schedule it firmly. Write it on the calendar. Write it in your date book. Tell your family “this is my time to write, so if the house isn’t on fire and nobody’s bleeding out, can we talk a little later?…”

and keep your appointment  with your Muse

and write.

Catherine Kane

6/15/17

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 new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Back To the Renaissance! This weekend! (Time Sensitive)

This weekend, the psychics  of Foresight head back to the worlds of 458454_378535012209957_1455171814_oswords and sorcery.

We’ll be making our home on three weekends at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire from 11:00 – 6:30 on June 17, 18, 25, 26, and July 1and 2 at Warsaw Park at 119 Pulaski Highway in Ansonia, CT

Join us in an interactive fantasy world with combat and romance, entertainment and adventure, shopping and food and much more

Including the psychics of Foresight, of course, doing readings and Reiki and selling Catherine’s books.

Some shows and features will be there every weekend, but some entertainers rotate. This weekend, see David Darwin: One-Man Sideshow! , Blackjacks ‘n Blarney, Sir Nigel the Black , and Three Pints Shy   . ( For more information on these  and other Midsummer performers, please click here).

And don’t forget there are also night shows on the Saturdays from 7-9

You’re not gonna want to miss this.

For more information, click here

and then join us this weekend and the two that follow at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Catherine Kane

6/14/17

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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Things Not To Do when Writing Combat

There are things to do when you’re writing combat and there are things not to do.cat sitting looking at laptop

These are the second type

Ten hand to hand combat myths writers need to stop using

Catherine Kane

6/13/17

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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