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Mozart for the Writer by Catherine Castle

    When I was a teenager my goal in life was to become a singer. To meet that goal, I decided I wanted to attend the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. There was one problem, however: I … Continue reading

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When Words Get In The Way

As a writer, I love words. Of course I do! They are my medium. My tool of choice. The paint for my brushes. The software for my creative muse. I have very lately come to a revelation about words—one that … Continue reading

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Good morning all. Now that Halloween is over, the next few months are going to be filled with commotion, fuss, stress, and extremely busy days. I mean, we’re talking about: THANKSGIVING CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR’S EVE Most of us face the … Continue reading

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Singing the Literary Songs – Elle Hill

A week ago, I completed a poetry half-marathon. A full marathon asked poor, abused poets to pen a poem an hour for twenty-four hours. Wimps like me who appreciate a comfy night’s sleep could opt for a half-marathon, which demanded … Continue reading

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The Before, During and After Effects of Music

Ever find a new song by reading a book? I didn’t think I could love Rainbow Rowell more as I tore through her writing until she mentioned The Smiths and Regina Spektor in Eleanor & Park. All the music she … Continue reading

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Music and Mood

Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up with a head-banging older brother who cranked up AC/DC and KISS every night, and a mother who loved Frank Sinatra, big … Continue reading

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RenFest and the writer

Renaissance fun yesterday at the Texas Renaissance Festival; the biggest themed attraction in the nation. My daughter and I stayed right up until the fireworks. A first for me. Walking was only slightly painful (understatement) after my foot surgery. After … Continue reading

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