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Book Review: A Divorce by Paul Bourget

Book review by Victoria Ryan Does divorce devastate children? Will divorce be the downfall of society? Is the Catholic stance against divorce sorely out of touch? These are the questions addressed by Paul Bourget in his novel A Divorce, the story … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Edits, Step 2

  Now that we’ve gotten our chapter down to the bare bones, it is time to put new flesh on it. Let’s start with the adverbs.   ADVERBS: Adverbs are the sign of weak verbs. Break out your thesaurus and look … Continue reading

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Gleanings from The Grace of Yes by Lisa Hendey

Before the plane took off Monday morning from DFW Airport, my nose was buried in an advanced copy of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. As we landed in Tampa, my new knowledge of Lisa Hendey, myself … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Let’s start writing!

  We’ve been busy, haven’t we? Over the last few weeks we’ve developed our characters, learned how to use our adjectives and adverbs, created our storyboards, set up our office, and even discussed the importance of prayer. So when do … Continue reading

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Transitions – How to get your character from here to there

One area of writing craft that doesn’t get a lot of attention is that of writing transitions. You’ve gotten to the end of a scene, or maybe just to the middle, and the characters need to move to a different … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Indie Publishing

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

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For The Good of the Group – Books

What World Is This  as reviewed by Kassie Ritman May 2014 for Catholic Writer’s Guild    **** (4 stars) When  What World Is This was initially released I purchased it as an ebook the first day.  I found that I … Continue reading

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Catholic Writers Conference, July 29-August 1, 2014

Headed for Catholic Writers Conference next week? Are you excited? You should be! Take a look at this photo to get a sense of the energy and opportunities that await! What an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry professionals, to … Continue reading

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The End: Sweet Words for an Author, Sweet Experience for a Reader

The end. Two of the most satisfying words a writer can tap onto a keyboard. We’ve all dreamed of typing those six letters, and many of us have been fortunate enough to have achieved that particular success. In my past … Continue reading

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Books, and Toned Middles

Last month, I talked about beginnings and how important they are to drawing the reader in to your book. It seems appropriate to continue on to story middles today. Middles ought to be pretty simple. After all, it’s the stuff that happens … Continue reading

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