Back From Arisia (and Full of Writer-y Enthusiasm)

well I’ve had a wonderful four day weekend full of panels on writing and publishing and literature and lotsa other things that a spunky girl writer should know about. I got to briefly meet Tanya Huff, an author whose work is a delight to me. I’ve gotten to scramble for a seat in tiny rooms packed to the gills with aspiring writers and successful writers and people who’ve been thinking about writing and haven’t gotten there yet but want to know more about it first, and I’ve gotten to soak in the collective insight of lots of different writers with lots of different skills and talents.

I am filled to the brim with writerly inspiration, and that grin on my face is a volume indicator to show how much info I’ve taken in and am processing.

And you know what? Writing is more than just writing.

I mean, if you don’t sit down and  actually write, you’re not a writer, but there are other things that make a significant impact on your writing.

You need to research. You need to learn about writing. You need to practice your craft so that you can get better at it.

And it’s also good to be in the company of other writers. Whether its classes or writing groups or critique groups or online chats, good contact with friendly writers can re-awake the writer within and light a fire under you that gets you back in the writer’s headspace.

It’s not a one size fits all universe, and each of us has our own unique things that support us as writers.

And one of them can be the company of our own kind.

Catherine Kane


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

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