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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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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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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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