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Category Archives: Encouragement for Writers
There are times when the bracing wisdom of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta is the only thing that will do. I am paraphrasing her advice, as wisdom for writers, because I need it right now! Maybe you do, too. People often … Continue reading
One prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas stands out as a perfect preface to intellectual work. Before you study, before you write, before you speak, pray this prayer: Ineffable Creator, Who, from the treasures of Your wisdom, have established three hierarchies … Continue reading
Sorry–it is Good Friday and I do not feel too “bubbly” right now. When I began to contemplate the Cross today and Who was nailed to it I found myself disgusted. I am disgusted and fed up with the approximately … Continue reading
Looking back on the history of my first book, I see six phases in its development: Trial by Ordeal, Sabbatical, Poetic Ecstasy, A Better Baby, Love Laborious and New Birth. Trial by Ordeal Twenty-some years before writing Souls at Rest … Continue reading
This month’s CWG Book Blast is to get you ready for Lent. We’re a little behind, but that doesn’t make Margaret Rose Realy’s book any less applicable. It’s a perfect springtime meditation as well. It has the CWG Seal of … Continue reading
These posts from the December work of your fellow Guild Members need readers! Kassie Ritman not only writes family history, but makes a compelling case that you should, too! Maybe the young moms around us would see more clearly that … Continue reading
Happy New Year Catholic writers! Here’s a few months of writing prompts for you bloggers. It’s amazing how many months-of-something have been declared by everyone from our bishops to self-promoting speakers to your local Economic Development committee. It’s possible for … Continue reading
Writers should be speakers, and vice versa. Speakers (at least, those without speech writers) should first develop their ideas in clear, concise, written prose, before foisting them upon captive audiences. This seems obvious. But it may not be so obvious … Continue reading
These are the best of times for authors—and possibly the worst of times! The changes in the publishing industry over the past five years are nearly as significant as the advent of the internet. In fact, the two developments are … Continue reading