Cover Girl

Was thinking at the end of last week about what kind of picture I wanted to have for the cover of the book I’m currently working on. It’s a book about energetic methods for coping with, surviving and thriving while living in “interesting times”.

As I drove from one errand to another, an image came into my head of a woman with long hair and Asian features in the heart of a powerful wind storm, windswept but still strong, and the longer I drove, the clearer the image got in my head.

Now, I usually wait until later in the writing process to go looking for cover pictures, but something about this picture would just not let go

And so I went lookingFemale entrepreneur on the street with storm

and this is what I found.

Not the exact image I had seen… but all of the most important features in one available package

Huh.

Now that’s interesting…

Catherine Kane

5/9/17

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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Writing, per Cameron (Inspiration)

Writing is a spiritual practice in that people that have no spiritual path can undertake it and, as they Burning candlewrite, they begin to wake up to a larger connection. After a while, people tend to find that there is some muse that they are connecting to. “

Julia Cameron

Catherine Kane

5/8/17

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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Character Tourist (Games Writers Play)

Got a character who seems stiff and two dimensional? Got a character you don’t 12180792_10153705594124375_16463828_ounderstand?

Well, try getting to know your character better by taking him on a road trip. What would he or she do if

  • he was visiting a foreign country?
  • she was stuck in an elevator?
  • he had to pitch his goals to a large group of people?
  • she was having an intimate dinner with an attractive stranger?
  • he was running for office?
  • she was running for her life?

You don’t have to write these scenarios or include them in the writing you’re doing, but taking a moment to close your eyes and picture that problem character in an assortment of situations can give you better input into who he really is and why he’s in your story.

Give it a try and see what happens. You may find your character is more interesting than you thought…

Catherine Kane

5/5/17

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

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

 

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Motivation To Write- Why Do We Lose It?

Do you write? then you probably know the excitement of a new work starting out. The Romantic woman using laptopideas gradually coming into view. The potential of the blank page in front of you. The excitement when your ideas start rolling onto the page  and you’re creating something out of nothing

Like a new relationship, the courtship of first write is sweet-

but also like a relationship, sooner or later the honeymoon is over and it gets harder to keep your motivation to write alive

So why is that?

There’s lots of possible reasons

  • Writing is work. Good work but still work- and sometimes people get tired and lose their momentum
  • After spending a lot of time with a work in progress, it’s easy to get bored with it and lose the attraction
  • Life can intervene. Day job. Family crisis. Chores. Illness. Exhaustion
  • Time can be a factor- where there are so many demands on your time that it’s hard to find enough resolve to do the writing too
  • Personal doubts. the work that seemed so exciting at first can seem imperfect after you spend time with it. Many people run away from their writing because they’re afraid they’re not good enough
  • and there’s always the distraction of the next shiny toy or fad that sucks us away from our writing

There’s lots of good reasons why you might lose your motivation to write. Many people do- and if you do, it’s ok….

As long as you take action to get that motivation back…

and keep writing..

More on that coming….

(Before this….Motivation To Write)

Catherine Kane

5/4/17

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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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Live! (Tonight)

Last call – tonight (5/3/13), I’ll be  appearing from 8-9 on the New Normal with Feeling EnergyTchipakkan on http://liveparanormal.com

The topic of the evening is complementary and alternative medicine. When it’s what you need, mainstream medicine rocks! but there are other forms of medicine that can also help you, depending on your situation. Some are things that you can hire people to do, some are things that you can do yourself- but they’re all practices that work and play nicely with mainstream medicine;

And we’re gonna take a tour of as many as we can in an hour podcast…

Want to catch this interview, call in with your own questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?

If you just want to listen, you can go to the above site, click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “the New Normal”.

If you want to chat, you’ll need to go to the top of the home page on the extreme right and click “Join” to set up a personal account (it’s free but takes a few moments, so you might want to do this in advance)

There are provisions for listeners to phone in with questions, too.

And, if you can’t tune in at that time, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows for your listening at a time convenient to you.

Hope you can join me tonight from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

Catherine Kane

5/3/17

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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What Makes People Buy Your Book?

Want to sell books? Then you need to know what makes people choose one book over cat sitting looking at laptopanother so you can encourage them to buy yours.

Here’s one take on that.

How People Really Decide to Buy Your Book

Catherine Kane

5/2/17

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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Write Regularly, per Maberry (Inspiration)

“I write every day. Most weekdays, I write about ten hours a day. That doesn’t mean eight hours of Burning candlesurfing the Net or watching videos on YouTube. I park my butt in a chair and write… I learned that writer’s block is a myth created by people who don’t have, or understand, a writing process. “

Jonathan Maberry

Catherine Kane

5/1/17

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 Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Live! (Time Sensitive)

It’s another podcast coming up for your education and entertainmentFeeling Energy

Next week, on Wednesday night (5/3/17), I’ll be appearing from 8-9 pm on the New Normal with Tchipakkan on http://liveparanormal.com/

The topic of the evening is complementary and alternative medicine. When it’s what you need, mainstream medicine rocks! but there are other forms of medicine that can also help you, depending on your situation. Some are things that you can hire people to do, some are things that you can do yourself- but they’re all practices that work and play nicely with mainstream medicine;

And we’re gonna take a tour of as many as we can in an hour podcast…

Want to catch this interview, call in with your own questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?

If you just want to listen, you can go to the above site, click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “the New Normal”.

If you want to chat, you’ll need to go to the top of the home page on the extreme right and click “Join” to set up a personal account (it’s free but takes a few moments, so you might want to do this in advance)

There are provisions for listeners to phone in with questions, too.

And, if you can’t tune in at that time, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows for your listening at a time convenient to you.

Hope you can join me next Wednesday from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

Catherine Kane

4/28/17

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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Why “Gh” ?

A good  question…cat sitting looking at laptop

What is “gh” Doing in So Many English Words?

Catherine Kane

4/27/17

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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“First Epiphany- Then the Rewrites” Revisited

Last week, I had a writing epiphany. (First, Epiphany- Then The Rewrites…)

I was driving around and thinking about the book I’m currently working on and suddenly realized that, if I rearranged the various pieces of information I was writing about, the whole book would flow better, make more sense and be a better book.

hands with laptop typing in nightYay, Epiphany!

And then I realized that doing this would be a boatload of piddly, detail oriented fiddliness….

Boo, fiddly more-work!

Well I’m pleased to say that I rolled up my sleeves, girded my loins and dove right into it this weekend, and despite one day on the road, and one day staggering around with a head fulla sinus-ness, the epiphany has been worked through;

And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be.

A few more chapters to rough out, a few more points to insert and then I’m ready for my first editing run.

Hope your writing’s going well and that all of your epiphanies turn out for the best.

Catherine Kane

4/26/17

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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