Category Archives: Terms and Definitions

About Voice

They say a writer has to have a distinctive voice- but we also need to be able to describe the voices of others. Here’s help. Words used to describe someone’s voice Catherine Kane 11/15/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, … Continue reading

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About Brand Names

Can you use brand names in your writing? Here’s a article that makes that clearer.. Can I Mention Brand Name Products in My Fiction? Catherine Kane 10/18/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – … Continue reading

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The Oxford…

The Oxford comma. Some people love it. Some don’t. Here’s some information on why What Is the Oxford Comma and Why Do People Care So Much About It? Catherine Kane 10/4/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, … Continue reading

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In Short….

Well, here we are at Camp NaNo, and one of the first tasks that I set myself was to write a synopsis of the story that I had in mind and to post it on the CampNaNoWriMo  website. And  I … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Semicolons

Unclear about the semicolon? Here’s  an article that makes things clearer. Finally! An Easy Way To Know When (and How) To Use A Semicolon! Catherine Kane 3/22/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving … 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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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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On Constructive Criticism

Lately been seeing a lot of talk in writing groups online about various kinds of feedback on their writing. Beta reading. Comments. Editorial feedback. Reviews. And one of the things that I’m noticing is that people seem to take their beliefs … Continue reading

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….A Real Writer…

Lately, as I wander through writer’s groups online, one of the big ones seems to be “What makes you a Real Writer?….” Continue reading

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A “Real Writer”

Was on a FB writing group last week and found myself in the middle of a whole big wrangle about what makes someone a “real writer”. .. Continue reading

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