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A Writer’s Acrostic Poems by Catherine Castle

  April begins the Writer’s Digest Poem A Day (PAD) challenge. I often participate in it, using the prompts as a jumping off point for poems. I love poetry and poetic forms. The acrostic is one of my favorite forms. … Continue reading

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Novel Writing — Let Me Count The Ways by Catherine Castle

  Beginners sometimes ask me how a novel is written, the answer to which is: Any way at all. One knows only when it is finished, and then if one is serious, he will never do it the same way … Continue reading

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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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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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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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