Author Archives: Catherine McLean

About Catherine McLean

Author, Writing Instructor, Workshop Speaker. Home Web page for Readers is www.CatherineEmclean.com and for Writers it's www.WritersCheatSheets.com *** SPECIAL NOTE: My novel, Karma and Mayhem, earned a Night Owl Top Pick Review! ***

What Fascinates?

It was, of course, a hot August day when I worked my sweaty fingers over the keyboard to get ideas down for this blog post. My brain felt as waterlogged as the day’s humid air. Dew points aside, and no … Continue reading

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One word, two words, three words, more . . .

The written word should be          as clean as a bone, as clear as light, as firm as a stone, two words will never serve as well as one alone. –Anonymous I ran across this quote in the 1990’s and … Continue reading

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Binge Reading

My idea of taking a camper trip or vacation is to get away from phones, TV, and computers. Unfortunately, being an author, that luxury is no longer an option for me. Of course, I go no-mail on all list servers … Continue reading

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Daffodils and Pussy Tails

Last year there was a late snow and I took the this photo of daffodils in full bloom with a dusting of that snow. Oddly enough, on Sunday we got a snowstorm and the temperatures were far more frigid than … Continue reading

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Puppy deep snow

Although I had to shovel the foot of wet snow that fell last night to make a path to the driveway, the chore ended up being a happy one because of my Christmas puppy, Mojee. All of thirteen pounds now, … Continue reading

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A Puppy for Christmas

 Catherine’s Cup of Tea…    This year, I am way ahead of the holidays. I had all my gifts bought by Thanksgiving—and wrapped or bagged. I got my Christmas cards into the mail on the first of December. I cleared my … Continue reading

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November . . .

Catherine’s Cup of Tea November. What a somber word, November. November is the month when daylight becomes more and more limited, clocks get set back to save daylight (which sounds like an oxymoron), and the frost becomes a regular greeting … Continue reading

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