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From the President’s Desk – August 28

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Lots to share this beautiful warm day in August! Catholic Writers Conference Live First, if you attended the Catholic Writers Live Conference … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – June Ponderings

“There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises.’ Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” Orrin Hatch This has been an exciting month at the Hrkach household. #3 son graduated from Ottawa University (photo to the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Inspiration and the Catholic Writer

Where do you find inspiration? As a writer, I find inspiration in places you might expect and those you might not. Not surprisingly, I find inspiration in Scripture and in the lives of the saints. Reading the Bible and the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – The Importance of Being Needed

“I guess being needed is almost as good as being loved. Maybe better.” Betty Smith, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” It’s been a busy – and overwhelming –  two weeks. I attended and spoke to a group of women at the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – January 23, 2015

Happy New Year to all new and long-time members of the Catholic Writers Guild! For the past month, I’ve been busy sending out invoices to members who are not on auto-renew through PayPal. Many of these emails are coming back … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Merry Christmas!

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the … Continue reading

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In Name Only, by Ellen Gable

As Ellen Gable launched the O’Donovan family series, she proved her skill as a devious plot-weaver, maintaining relentless suspense throughout this romance novel. Her attention to the details of daily life recreated the beauty and ugliness of the Philadelphia suburbs, … Continue reading

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A Subtle Grace, by Ellen Gable

    Kathleen O’Donovan gazed out her bedroom window, wondering if at the ripe old age of nineteen, she was doomed to spinsterhood, but soon she found herself the center of attraction, not all of it welcome. A Subtle Grace … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Memorable Moments from the CWCL

The 2013 Catholic Writers Conference Live is over and those of us who attended have been re-energized with new ideas from the varied and inspiring presenters and panel members. This year’s conference was a great success with over 100 attendees … Continue reading

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Dismantling Writer’s Block

Writer’s block. I don’t believe in it. Okay, I’ll hedge that a bit. All writers have moments when the words don’t come, or they have to be pried out of our brains like candy out of a three-year-old’s grasp. I … Continue reading

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