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Specter, By John Desjarlais

Specter mixes the flavors of Romero, Ghostbusters, and The Terminator with generous glops of sour cream and salsa. John Desjarlais embroils his favorite DEA agent, Selena De La Cruz in a fictional parallel to the 1993 assassination of a Cardinal … Continue reading

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Launching the new CatholicWritersGuild.com

We’re just a few days away from launching a brand new CatholicWritersGuild.com website. This is one outward sign, one first step, in what I hope is ongoing growth for our Guild. Our membership is increasing. Our visibility is increasing. And … Continue reading

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Great Lessons Learned In Silence

A little bit of interesting trivia: There could be a sign on a bed at the White House that reads “Mike Eisenbath slept here.” No, not that White House. I’m talking about the Jesuit retreat center in St. Louis, Mo. … Continue reading

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Why is a Catholic novelist especially suited to writing dystopian fiction?

Here’s a piece from member and  GUEST POSTER Theresa Linden about a topic that many Catholic writers are not familiar with: Dystopia, no it’s not a place!   KC   Before I wrote my dystopian fiction, Chasing Liberty, I wrote … Continue reading

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Jean Heimann and Seven Saints – CWG April Book Blast

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Jean M. Heimann’s book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues. It’s been awarded the CWG Seal of Approval. Check out this collection of seven stellar saints who model heavenly virtues that inspire … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – What Now?

Monday’s Writing Tips  | Karen Kelly Boyce, Author and Inspirational Speaker Two weeks ago we finished our personal editing, searched for a professional editor and with price in mind sent our manuscript to be professionally edited. As a proficient writer … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Developmental Editing

Last week we discussed getting an editor and the types of editing that are available. This week I would like to present the need for a novelist to pay for and get professional developmental editing. As mentioned in the last … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Finding an Editor

After you have created the second draft of your novel, you are not finished. I find that after I have done all the edits that I know how to do, I need the help of a professional. Writing is a … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – The Second Draft

We have been working on one chapter of your novel. Let’s recap. First, we striped it down to the bones by removing all adjectives and adverbs. Afterwards we checked the validity of our bare bones plot. Second, we added unique … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – The Beat!

As a writer, I love language! I love when I learn a new word. I love when I find a new poem that touches my heart. I even enjoy commercial jingles that stick in my mind and haunt me throughout … Continue reading

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