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Moriarty Meets His Match: A Professor and Mrs. Moriarty Mystery (Book 1), by Anna Castle

When writers strain their brains for new ideas, they might consider revisiting an old idea. For instance, Gregory Maguire applied the rules of “alternative fiction,” in his retelling Frank Baum’s classic 1900 story the Wizard of Oz.  Forget Dorothy, Maguire … Continue reading

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The Twelve Steps to being a Spiritual Writer

  Step Five- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Over the past few weeks, we have examined our failings and sins. The purpose has not been to feel badly about ourselves. … Continue reading

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Of Pencils and Love

  Isn’t is a curiosity that the most astounding contemporary Saint of our time would choose an image that has nothing to do with who she was? Mother Theresa was in all ways a “doer”.  She was the one in the … 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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Karina Teaches Worldbuilding – Final Lesson

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches Worldbuilding – Lesson 6

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Freelancing – When Your Manuscript Is Accepted

You’ve been checking e-mail constantly looking for the message that says, “Manuscript accepted!” Finally it arrives, you’ve done it, you’re published and you will get paid for your work. CUE ANGELIC CHOIR Now you can start running to your mailbox … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches Worldbuilding – Lesson 5

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Freelancing – The Pitfalls to Avoid to Stay Free

Sometimes life gets very busy and challenging. An employee in such a situation will talk to their boss and maybe arrange for some time off (hopefully with pay). A freelancer is the boss; they can have any day off they … Continue reading

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