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Seven Ways to Stop Writer’s Procrastination by Catherine Castle

We all procrastinate. Some of us more than others. Writers are no different, except we sometimes call our procrastination Writer’s Block. Me–I call my Writer’s Procrastination Writer’s Avoidance. And I can get pretty good at it sometimes. Here’s a few … Continue reading

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A Winter Sonnet by Catherine Castle

 Winter has arrived, at least in some parts of the county. Here in Ohio, it’s still a bit spring-like, at least for now. They’re predicting snow and slush this Friday. So, I thought it might be a great time for … Continue reading

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Show Don’t Tell … And Do It With Bugs by Catherine Castle

  As writers we often talk about show don’t tell. It’s a concept newbies have trouble with. So, here’s a little piece that I think will help illustrate the point of how and why we should Show Don’t Tell … … Continue reading

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More Raven Award News from SMP

I’m piggybacking on Carole Ann Moleti’s post from yesterday and inviting readers to vote in the Raven Awards. Books are automatically entered in this contest when they receive a 4 or 5 star review from UnCaged Books. Then the public … Continue reading

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Hooked on Poetry by Catherine Castle

Tomorrow is a major holiday in America—July 4th—the date when we commemorate the signing of our country’s Declaration of Independence in 1776. All over America there will be flags flying, backyard picnics, parties, concerts, and fireworks. To celebrate this year’s … Continue reading

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Quilting Your Book by Catherine Castle

Once a year have the opportunity to attend Joy Quilters Mystery Day and start a mystery quilt. I’ve been doing this for several years now and have several unfinished quilt tops. The interesting part of the mystery quilt challenge, and … Continue reading

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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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