Tag Archives: author Catherine Castle

Writer, Oh Thy Name is Tenacity by Catherine Castle

  The dictionary defines tenacity as “the quality of the state of being tenacious, as in persistence.” When a person is tenacious they hold fast to things and are not easily pulled apart. We’ve taken a number of trips and … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

You Might Be A Garden Junkie If… by Catherine Castle

Snowball bush in my garden Photo by Catherine Hershberger At my house, the spring garden is in full bloom. The snowball bush, shown above is so laden with blooms that you can hardly see the bush. All the beds have … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle! | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments