Author Archives: Catherine Castle

A Valentine’s Day Sonnet by Catherine Castle

While searching for a quote about love to jumpstart my Valentine’s Day blog post, I came across this saying by Aristotle: Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle It prompted a poem, a sonnet to … Continue reading

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14 Effective Writing Habits of Famous Authors

Writing habits—what are they really? If we are disciplined writers are we supposed to hit the computer every day for x number of hours or words? Does it mean letting the dishes rot in the sink until you have your … Continue reading

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How to Salvage a Manuscript

During a recent forage through an old Writer’s Encyclopedia for blog ideas, I came across an entry entitled “How to Salvage a Manuscript.” Great topic for a writer’s tip blog, I thought. Here’s what the book recommended, and I quote. … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Write 20 Pages a Day

  I don’t have time to cook, so I get dinner out. I can skip exercise. I can avoid housework. I forget to eat, so I lose some weight. My characters keep talking to me. I don’t forget where I’m … Continue reading

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Fun with Definitions

Fun with Definitions   The English language is nothing if not strange. Its homonyms and homophones can confuse anyone. Add synonyms to the mix and that’s a lot to learn. Here’s another twist you can add to the complexity of … Continue reading

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Eleven Tips for Finding Your Book Titles by Catherine Castle

Eleven Tips for Finding Your Book Titles Titles. They are one of the most important parts of our books. Next to cover art, titles are the first things that catch a potential reader’s attention. It’s no wonder we spend hours, … Continue reading

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Oh, I Have A New Castle! by Catherine Castle

Wikimedia commons Have you heard the story about the goldfish? She was swimming in her bowl and passed the front entrance of the castle that decorated the small aquarium. “Oh, I have a new castle!” she exclaimed. Then she went … Continue reading

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