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Who I Am, per Jong (Inspiration)

“I write lustily and humorously. It isn’t calculated; it’s the way I think. I’ve invented a writing style that expresses who I am.” Erica Jong Catherine Kane 4/10/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath … Continue reading

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The Classifieds (Games Writers Play)

Every story has a goal. That’s what makes it a story. If you write a story where nothing happens and the characters don’t do anything, there’s not really a story there Many stories have MacGuffins/McGuffins. Per our friends at the … Continue reading

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Publishing and Sexism

Evidently, there are still certain areas in publishing where men are taken more seriously than women. For a startling experiment, click the link. Sexism in publishing: ‘My novel wasn’t the problem, it was me, Catherine’ Catherine Kane 3/23/17 For more … Continue reading

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Recycle (Writing Quick Tip)

Done a lot of research or given a lot of thought to something you’ve written on a particular topic? Think about are there ways that you can use that thought or research to support multiple writing projects. As an example, … Continue reading

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13 Chapters Roughed Out

Full work week. Technical classes online for my  professional license. Family medical emergency and not feeling all that peppy myself and yet  I continue to slog along, working on the rough draft of “Living in Interesting Times”… It is kinda … Continue reading

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Strong Women of Urban Fantasy (Catherine’s Book Shelf)

Looking for strong women protagonists in fantasy? Try these Diana Tregarde (Mercedes Lackey) Witch and romance author, Diana serves as one of the world’s guardians when supernatural threats arise Vicki Nelson ( Tanya Huff) Vicki is a former police officer, … Continue reading

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Rough Draft- Seven Chapters In

well despite all the craziness this week, the writing  continues on “Living in Interesting Times”.  I’ve  got seven chapters roughed out and am working on the eighth, in between all the snow and politics and other things that keep popping … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine’s Day…

… and across the country, people are giving cards to the objects of their affection. But you’re a writer. Why not go a little further? Instead of just signing your card “Love and kisses” why not use your writer-y skills … Continue reading

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Reading and Civilization, per Okri(Inspiration)

“Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.” Ben Okri Catherine Kane 2/13/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, … Continue reading

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Need Time to Read?

… then try these ideas…. 12 Ways to Sneak in Extra Reading Time Catherine Kane 2/7/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The … Continue reading

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