Monthly Archives: May 2017

Online Writing Groups

Writing, on the whole, is a solitary practice. There can be other people involved, of course. You may have an agent or an editor or beta readers or a cover designer or other folks who support you when you write, … Continue reading

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Improbable Writing Project…

…is complete and fed into the self publication machinery. Whew! And now, to return to my current book project… (For previous posts, check out Behind the Scenes , Impossible Project Status Report,  “Impossible Project” Status Report 5/16/17   and “Impossible Writing Project” … Continue reading

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Blank Pages, per Nabakov (Inspiration)

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” Vladimir Nabokov Catherine Kane 5/29/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The … Continue reading

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Holistic Again

We’re gonna get holistic… In a little over two weeks, on June 11, Starwolf and I will be back at the Hudson Valley Holistic Market  at the Ramada Fishkill in Fishkill, NY. Lots of great vendors, readers, and classes  and a good … Continue reading

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Motivation To Write- Make a Commitment

So we’ve established that our writing has value (Motivation To Write- Value Your Writing) whether it teaches people, entertains people, gives us a creative outlet or serves any of a hundred other purposes. Our writing has value, whether for us … Continue reading

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“Impossible Writing Project” Becomes “Improbable Writing Project”

And the work of the “impossible writing project” continues.  4 weeks left to make things happen. Sinus tango and other demands have slowed my progress, but still I’m continuing to pull this together. Just keep writing, just keep writing Rough draft … Continue reading

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How to Write For Teens

The young adult market is opening up now and there’s a lot of opportunities there  for writers, but it takes a certain touch to write well for that age group. Here’s a good reference. How To Write For Teens Without … Continue reading

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The Great American Novel, per Maughn (Inspiration)

“The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.” W. Somerset Maugham Catherine Kane 5/22/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic … Continue reading

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Double Duty (Writing Quick Tip)

Is there a topic you write a lot about? Do you have multiple articles, posts or books in that topic area? Do you see more to come? Then give some thought  to how you can let one piece of work … Continue reading

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Better Descriptions on Amazon

When folks buy books online, the description is one of the major factors that gets them interested in a book. Want to write better descriptions? Check out How Writers Can Optimize Their Book’s Description On Amazon Catherine Kane 5/18/17 For … Continue reading

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