Tag Archives: reading

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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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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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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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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What Happens Next, per Asher (Inspiration)

“For me, the writing process is the same as the reading process. I want to know what happens next.” Neal Asher Catherine Kane 2/6/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving … Continue reading

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Books from Obama

You can learn a lot about a person from the books that they read and recommend. Check out 86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency Catherine Kane 1/31/17 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The … Continue reading

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Read For Flavor (Writing Quick Tip)

Different genres have different patterns of storytelling. Different ways of saying things. Different types of story arcs. Trying to write something but having a problem getting started or keeping the words flowing once you have started? Try taking a break … Continue reading

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Read Something Different- Affordably

In two previous posts, we’ve talked about how it’s useful to read things outside of your usual choices for readers (Read Something Different- Readers) and for writers (Read Something Different-Writers). Now let’s talk about how to do that affordably and … Continue reading

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Read Something Different- Writers

We talked about why it’s good for readers to have genres they favor and why it’s also good for readers to sometimes read something outside of those genres. Let’s talk now about reading and writers. All of the reasons that a … Continue reading

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