Monthly Archives: March 2016

Getting Ready for My Beta Readers

….so, as I said yesterday, I’m in the process of editing, and for the least couple of weeks, I’ve been editing my current manuscript to get it ready to send out to my beta readers. That may surprise some folks. … Continue reading

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Edit, Edit, Edit…

The process of editing is a long and laborious task. Every writer has to edit. Even if you hire an editor or have one provided for you by  a publisher, you still need to do some editing yourself. How come? … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Best Sellers…

What does it take to be a best selling author- and does that matter? Here’s an interesting article on that Behind the Scam: What Does It Take To Be a “Best Selling Author”? $ 3 and 5 Minutes Catherine Kane … Continue reading

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Conjuring, per Waits (Inspiration)

“When you’re writing, you’re conjuring. It’s a ritual, and you need to be brave and respectful and sometimes get out of the way of whatever it is that you’re inviting into the room.” Tom Waits Catherine Kane 3/14/16 For more … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- What Makes a Good One?

We looked at negative characteristics for a beta reader (Beta Readers- What Makes a Bad One?). Now lets look at what makes betas better? You want: basic literacy. Understanding of grammar, spelling and punctuation. A beta doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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Continuing to Cautiously Work My Way Back- Another Update

If you’ve been following my adventures, you know that, in February, Starwolf and I through some major electronic challenges that ended up with us going through four computers and two mice in a little over two weeks. End results? I, … Continue reading

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Find Time For Writing -Ready To Roll

Some people write at home. Some people find that doesn’t work for them. There are people at home who want your attention. All those responsibilities that make us feel guilty for taking time to write. All of those distractions that … Continue reading

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Writing Something People Will Read

Here’s an article with some interesting points on improving your writing from Entrepeneur magazine How to Write Something That People Will Actually Read Catherine Kane 3/8/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving … Continue reading

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Laws of Writing, per Capote (Inspiration)

“Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.” Truman Capote Catherine Kane 3/7/16 For more … Continue reading

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The Reading You Love….

Do you love to read? Me, too. Reading is a magic carpet that lets us fly away to enchanted and exotic lands. Reading lets us learn things that  we wouldn’t have the chance to learn if we didn’t have books/Reading lets … Continue reading

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