Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spirituality, per Coelho (Inspiration)

“I don’t set out to write about spirituality; I am free to do something different every time.” Paulo Coelho Catherine Kane 2/29/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- What Makes a Bad One?

Some folks make better beta readers than other folks do. When you go looking for beta readers, it’s good to know the characteristics of both kinds of readers, so that you can ask for help from the folks who will … Continue reading

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Book Sale on

Thinking of buying some books from Foresight Publications? Well, now’s the time. Get 30% off of your order of 5 or more print books with code word FEBSAVE3o.  Click here  to find my author’s spotlight and start stocking up (and … Continue reading

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Just Back From My Speaking Tour…

… well, not really. But I was away for the weekend at the Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire, and, while I was there, I had the wonderful experience of getting to teach three classes, two of which were on topics that … Continue reading

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Indie Bookstores Are Back!

For years, we’ve been seeing small bookstores disappear, and book sales go more and more to big chains, and online sources. That seems to be changing, though. Check out this article on indie bookstores.. Indie Bookstores Are Back, With a … Continue reading

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Part Time or Full Time per Westerfield (Inspiration)

“The difference between being a part-time writer and a full-time writer is like the difference between dating someone and living with them. Some of the romance is gone, but you learn things you’d never know just by dating.” Scott Westerfeld … Continue reading

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Cautiously Working My Way Back- Update

Well it’s been another week of electronics enthropy and of recovering from same. Here’s more on the continuing saga. Husband Starwolf’s computer power supply  had died and, it being a rare type, it was difficult to find a replacement that … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- So What’s a Beta Reader?

So what’s a beta reader? The Urban Dictionary defines a beta reader as “a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and … Continue reading

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Last Call For Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire…

…and I will be there, as part of  Foresight . Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire is this weekend February 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princetown, NJ. Wicked is a special adults only event and not for everyone, but for the people who love it, there’s … Continue reading

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Addictive Novels

Here’s an interesting article that examines the difference between the approaches of male and female writers. One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive Don’t know if I think this is consistent across all writers, but it is an interesting … Continue reading

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