Category Archives: The Writing Life

The synergy of the Catholic Writers Guild

What is it about the Catholic Writers Guild that makes networking so fulfilling? For five years, I have attended the live conferences and learned much from the sessions on how to write better and market better. I gained even more … Continue reading

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The Bible Has the Best Writing Prompts

by Larry Peterson As a cradle Catholic who went to twelve years of Catholic school “waaaaay” back in the ’50s and ’60s, I can say without hesitation that my education in the Bible and about the Bible and of the … Continue reading

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June Round-Up

I have a sneaking suspicion ya’ll think the Round-Up is for a small group of insiders, but you’re wrong! This monthly collection is for all Guild Members who blog. Share your own best, or favorite, post from the prior month, … Continue reading

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Organization for the Writing Life

None of us has enough time, but we might improve considerably our approach to the time we do have. I suggest we consider time ‘as Catholics,’ ‘as professionals,’ and ‘as artists’ to make the most of time. Catholic Time As … Continue reading

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May Round-Up

Well, howdy, ya’ll! I can’t believe May is over, but then again, I’m waiting for my grandchildren to arrive, so it’s OK by me if time flies! Here are posts from your fellow Guild members to read appreciatively. (Nay, even…responsively!) … Continue reading

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Why am I a Catholic writer?

I’ve begun writing and speaking about my faith story. I’m reliving some key moments such as when I gave my life to Jesus at a Protestant youth retreat. In my staunch faith I never dreamed that five years later I … Continue reading

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Write it Anyway

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

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A Ray of Brightness

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

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Time to “Slap Back” at the Self-Serving Intolerance of the Anti-Catholic/Christian

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

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The Story of a Book

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

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