Energy Healing – Learn About It Live

And we have another podcast coming up for your education and entertainmentFeeling Energy

Two weeks out, on Wednesday night (8/30/17), I’ll be on the New Normal with Tchipakkan on http://liveparanormal.com/ from 8-9 pm

The topic of the evening is energy healing. Tchipakkan and I will be talking about a wide range of energy healing techniques, their pluses and minuses, what you need to use them, how energy work can support your health and that of those around you and any other questions that you have on the topic.

Want to catch this interview, call in with your own questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?

If you just want to listen, you can go to the above site, click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “the New Normal”.

If you want to chat, you’ll need to go to the top of the home page on the extreme right and click “Join” to set up a personal account (it’s free but takes a few moments, so you might want to do this in advance)

There are provisions for listeners to phone in with questions, too.

And, if you can’t tune in at that time, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows for your listening at a time convenient to you.

Hope you can join  Tchipakkan and myself  on  Wednesday August 30 from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

Catherine Kane

8/18/17

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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Multiple Storylines

Good Bye Tol Eressea, Hello EldamarMany stories are linear. They’re told from one point of view, start at the beginning, go to the end and stop. The end.

But some stories are told from multiple points of view. They have multiple storylines, told from the viewpoint of more than one character, and theses stories can parallel each other, weave in and out of each other, or even approach each other for the length of the story, finally culminating in an enormous crash when all the stories come together.

I’m currently working on the Swans of War, a story with two main characters but lots of other strong supporting characters. I did a count the other day and found that I was juggling 7 points of view/story lines as well as a story told by one of the characters to establish history with bearing on the story.

Well no wonder I’m working hard to keep all of these balls in the air!

I’m weaving the storylines in and out of each other, and the tricky parts are currently keeping some kind of  balance between the different storylines, and making the timing more accurate and believable. I can see I may have to set up a timeline soon

It’s gonna be worth it, but for now it’s kinda like untangling a mass of floss from my embroidery box and laying out the threads so they’re ready to make their part of the pattern I have in mind.

So how’s your writing going?

Catherine Kane

8/17/17

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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August at Hudson Valley Holistic Marketplace (Time Sensitive)

This Sunday we’ll be back once again at the Hudson Valley Holistic Marketplace.Feeling Energy

On August 20, Starwolf and I will be returning to  the Hudson Valley Holistic Market  at the Ramada Fishkill in Fishkill, NY. Lots of great vendors, readers, and classes  and a good time for all involved

We’ll be there as  Foresight, doing readings and selling my books.  Starwolf will be teaching dowsing and I’ll be teaching practical acupressure skills (want to clear your sinus headache? take this .)

And it’s  free for you. How can you beat that?

Want more information? Click here

and join us at the Hudson Valley Holistic Marketplace.

Catherine Kane

8/16/17

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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4 Ways To Improve Marketing

The book is done, and now it’s time to market it. cat sitting looking at laptop

But what should you be doing about that? Check this out

This is Why Your Books Aren’t Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

Catherine Kane

8/15/17

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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Hope, per Cleary (Inspiration)

“I didn’t start out writing to give children hope, but I’m glad some of them found it. “Burning candle

Beverly Cleary

8/14/17

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”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here
and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Try Something Different (Writers Quick Tip)

We’re always looking for ways to learn and grow and become even better at being 12180792_10153705594124375_16463828_oourselves. Want a way to grow as a writer , a reader and a human being?

Try reading something you wouldn’t normally read.

Not necessarily something you know will bore you silly (although there can be value in that too) but something that you’d normally pass over in favor of more familiar fare

  • If you like adventure novels, try a cookbook.
  • If you like do it yourself manuals, sample a romance
  • If you love great literature, try something really cheesy

Then look for the connection in this book to what you’re all about. Surprisingly enough, there usually will be something- and it may give you a whole new take on your own familiar territory.

They say we all need a vacation from time to time- so try something different.

Catherine Kane

8/11/17

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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A Question of Accents

I’m  currently working through my partial rough draft of my next novel, the Swans of Good Bye Tol Eressea, Hello EldamarWar, and one of the more challenging things I’m dealing with is the question of accents in writing.

In myth and fairy tales, most of the tales about swan shifters are either  Celtic or Germanic. Since my urban elves are more Celtic, I decided to make my nomadic swan folk Germanic barbarians with bad attitudes. The German accent was  a good fit for their more hard edged approach to life and provided some contrast to other beings in the world I work and play in.

So I gave myself permission to write their dialogue phonetically.

and badly…

….

Which was great fun at first, but left me with a partial manuscript that was more difficult to read for the average reader, and which slowed the action while readers puzzled out what the swans were saying. The swans all sounded like the Swedish Chef with anger management issues.

So now I’m left with the exciting task of taking all these bits of conversation and reining them way in for the sake of readability.

For any of you who may find yourself in the position of writing accents, here’s a couple of tips of ways to do it better than that

  • Do research on the various speech patterns that indicate a person using a language different than their native one (for instance, not using contractures is often a sign that this is not your native tongue)
  • Listen to the accent. Watch videos with people from this culture speaking. Talk to people with this accent if you can
  • Make a list of all the little individual speech patterns that make up this accent
  • Then choose 2 or maybe 3 of them to use in your writing
  • Don’t use all of the speech patterns you can find. If you do, you make your character look like a joke or a stereotype, and you make your writing less readable.

Hope that it’s a help. It’s time for me to dive back into downplaying accents.

Catherine Kane

8/10/17

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 Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Motivation To Write- Write Anyway

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

We broke out time in our daily or weekly routine for writing. We scheduled in our Romantic woman using laptopDayplanners if we needed to Motivation To Write- Schedule It

But what happens if we just don’t feel like it?

Life is full of so many different things. Things we want to do. things we are required to do. things that take us by surprise and suck down our time and our energy.

Many times, we end up curled up on the sofa or in bed. We don’t feel like writing right now. we’ll write tomorrow

and that is the dream killer right there- because for many would- be writers, tomorrow never gets here…

Sometimes you’ve just got to  stagger crankily to your desk, sit in the doggoned chair, put your fingers on the keyboard and just plain write. Even if the writing is awful. Even if you’re tired. Even if you don’t feel like it

You’ve agreed that your writing has value, you’ve committed to it and you’ve made time for it – and at that point, you need to keep your word to yourself and write anyway. Even if you don’t feel like it.

Writing anyway is a valuable technique and builds some powerful skills. It

  • helps build a habit of writing
  • builds the ability to write when you want or need to, as opposed to just waiting til the muse drops by
  • fills pages with words (and badly written words can be edited into something better but words that were never written can’t.)
  • gets you interested in what you’re writing. Many times you’ll start out not in the mood at first but get sucked into the act of writing as you go along and end up writing more than you thought you would.
  • gets your brain thinking about things to write or ways to make your writing better.

You may not be motivated to write at first, but if you write anyway, you may find yourself getting motivated quickly.

So sit in that chair. Set a timer. Put your fingers on the keys.

And write any way…

Catherine Kane

8/9/17

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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Music to Read By

Here’s  an article that talks about music for reading, and provides some to trycat sitting looking at laptop

Listen To Music While You Read

Catherine Kane

8/8/17

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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Editing, per Walker (Inspiration)

Burning candle“I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me, that editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it’s one of the most satisfying parts of writing.”

 Karen Thompson Walker

8/7/17

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”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here
and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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