Redundant, per Larson (Inspiration)

Burning candle“I think it starts to feel really redundant when you start to do something the same way over and over again. I don’t think it’s good to become so dependent on a certain writing process.”

Brie Larson

Catherine Kane

6/12/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Online Writing Groups- Know What You Want

Creative partners working on computer at their deskFirst and foremost, before you go looking for a writing group, it’s important to know what you want to get out of a group.

It’s not a one size fits all universe, and different writers are looking for different things.  You too. You may be looking for

  • the company of other writers,
  • folks who will understand the challenges writers face and may have answers to those challenges,
  • feedback on your writing,
  • accountability to help you keep writing,
  • networking to help you meet your writing goals,
  • someone to write with (even if you’re all doing it online),
  • or any of a hundred other goals.

A group may be a wonderful group, but if you’re looking for writing critique for your romance novel and the group is full of mystery writers, it may not be the right group to help you do what you’re looking to accomplish.

Before you set out hunting for your tribe, please stop and think about what you want to get out of a writing group?

(Before this, look at Online Writing Groups )

Catherine Kane

6/9/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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Back To “Living In Interesting Times”…

Earlier this year,  I was asked to do a podcast on energetic coping strategies for living in interesting times. I went overboard (of course) on my research and planning for this talk, and realized afterwards that I had a lot of material here and a lot of options that might help people.

Indeed, I had enough for a book.

and so, I decided to write one.

It’s tough for anyone living in times like these, and it’s even tougher for those of us who are energetically sensitive. There are methods though to help yourself and others cope with times like these. These methods can help in the current social upheaval, but they also seem to me like they could be helpful in personal challenges, like a family crisis, loss of a job or serious illness.

I put this book aside for a short while to deal with the impossible writing project, but now I’m back in interesting times and the book is coming into shape as I work.

So how’s your writing coming?

Catherine Kane

6/8/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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This Sunday- Hudson Valley Holistic Market

It’s time to get holistic!Feeling Energy

This Sunday, 6/11/17, Starwolf and I will be part of the Hudson Valley Holistic Market  at the Ramada Fishkill in Fishkill, NY. Lots of great vendors, readers, and classes  and a good time for all involved

We’ll be there as part of Foresight, doing readings and selling my books. I’ll be teaching Introduction to Palmistry per donation

And the marketplace is  free for you. How can you beat that?

Want more information? Click here

and join us at the Hudson Valley Holistic Market …

Catherine Kane

6/7/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Ready…. Set…

… setting!cat sitting looking at laptop

Do you set the scene your story takes place in?

If so “Are You Making These Setting Mistakes?”

Catherine Kane

6/6/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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The Writing Process, per Lessing (Inspiration)

“In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better.”Burning candle

Doris Lessing

Catherine Kane

6/5/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Back To the Renaissance

In a little more than two weeks,  I head back to the worlds of 458454_378535012209957_1455171814_oswords and sorcery as one of the psychics  of Foresight.

We’ll be making our home on three weekends at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire from 11:00 – 6:30 on June 17, 18, 25, 26, and July 1and 2 at Warsaw Park at 119 Pulaski Highway in Ansonia, CT

Join us in an interactive fantasy world with combat and romance, entertainment and adventure, shopping and food and much more

Including the psychics of Foresight, of course, doing readings and Reiki and selling my books.

There are also night shows on the Saturdays from 7-9

You’re not gonna want to miss this.

For more information, click here

and then join us in two weeks at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Catherine Kane

6/2/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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That’s Quirky

What makes a character real? Why his quirks.cat sitting looking at laptop

Let’s take a look at how quirks can improve your characters.

Let’s Get Quirky

Catherine Kane

6/1/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Online Writing Groups

Writing, on the whole, is a solitary practice.

Creative partners working on computer at their deskThere 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, but, bottom line, unless you’re collaborating with someone, writing boils down to you and the key board and the blank white page.

And that’s ok. If you’re writer, that’s part and parcel of the package. you need to be ok with the alone time that you need to get your writer-y writing done

But sometimes, you’ll still need others.

It is good for writers to be in the company of other writers.  To hang with people who speak your language. With folks who use words, big and small and lots of them. With folks who understand the challenges a writer encounters. With folks who can answer your writing questions and who will ask you questions in return.

That’s why, if you can, it’s good to find a writers’ group

That can be a problem though. Some people don’t have any writer’s groups in their geographical area. Some only have groups that don’t meet their needs

which is the point where it’s good to look for a writing group online.

So I’m going to be posting about some of the ins and outs of writing groups online and how to find a group that’s right for you

More group-talk coming…

Catherine Kane

5/31/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

 

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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” Becomes “Improbable Writing Project”)

Catherine Kane

5/30/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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