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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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Keep Your Serial Fresh

Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep things fresh. Milk left in the fridge too long goes sour. Meat spoils, even in a freezer. You know this if you’ve ever cooked a freezer-burned steak. Bleech! If you don’t close up … Continue reading

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Eleven Tips for Finding Your Book Titles by Catherine Castle

Eleven Tips for Finding Your Book Titles Titles. They are one of the most important parts of our books. Next to cover art, titles are the first things that catch a potential reader’s attention. It’s no wonder we spend hours, … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Locate “Telling” Writing by C.D. Hersh

We’ve all heard the admonition “Show, don’t tell.” When we show we are producing better writing that will capture our readers. Showing, instead of telling, lets editors and agents see you are not an amateur. In spite of hearing the … Continue reading

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Oh, I Have A New Castle! by Catherine Castle

Wikimedia commons Have you heard the story about the goldfish? She was swimming in her bowl and passed the front entrance of the castle that decorated the small aquarium. “Oh, I have a new castle!” she exclaimed. Then she went … Continue reading

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