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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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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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Guinness World Record for Longest On-screen Kiss — C.D. Hersh

      Hi! It’s Catherine here. The other half of C.D. Hersh. For quite a few years, we’ve been watching the Bachelor television show. Yes, we know 99 percent of the “in love” couples at the end of each … 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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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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