Tag Archives: Inspiration

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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Writing, per Cameron (Inspiration)

Writing is a spiritual practice in that people that have no spiritual path can undertake it and, as they write, they begin to wake up to a larger connection. After a while, people tend to find that there is some … Continue reading

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Unread, per Le Guin (Inspiration)

“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” Ursula K. Le Guin Catherine Kane 4/24/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, … Continue reading

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Journal, per Kidd (Inspiration)

“I sometimes start keeping a journal about the writing process itself. Particularly when I get the ideas, and I am trying to brood over the chaos phase. In writing a novel, you really have to brood over a lot of … Continue reading

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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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Procrastinating, per Bloom (Inspiration)

“My writing process, such as it is, consists of a lot of noodling, procrastinating, dawdling, and avoiding. “ Amy Bloom Catherine Kane 3/20/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as … Continue reading

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Conflict, per Roth (Inspiration)

“If you actually succeed in creating a utopia, you’ve created a world without conflict, in which everything is perfect. And if there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling – or reading! “ Veronica Roth Catherine Kane 2/27/17 For … Continue reading

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Reading, per Lincoln (Inspiration)

 “A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. “ Abraham Lincoln Catherine Kane 2/20/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a … 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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A Gift, per Karon (Inspiration)

“This is a gift that God has given me. I’m not smart enough to write for everybody, but it’s the love in these books that comes from Him and goes out to my reading audience. I’m forever grateful for that. … Continue reading

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