Tag Archive: cats

Aug 12 2017

Marginal Cats by Cait Reynolds

 I’d like to welcome my friend Cait Reynolds today as she takes us along for a trip down the research rabbit hole finding cats in the margins. I’ve heard it said that the more thing change, the more they stay the same, and I’m pretty convinced it’s true.  Though I write historical fiction that reflects …

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Aug 05 2017

Reason #49 Why writing takes so long

#49 Ghost Writers      Most writers would have you believe that they do their own work. That each precious word on the page came from their own hand. But the ugly truth is that their are ghost writers out there. No, they don’t run about in white flowing sheets with cut outs for the …

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Jul 08 2017

Reason #65 Why writing takes so long

#65 It’s Rude to Watch Someone Bathe     People ask all the time, how long does it take to write a book. I always reply it depends on a great deal of things–many of them things one would not expect might interfere–unless one has cats, and then it all makes sense. I mean, really, who else …

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Jun 03 2017

Reason # 88 Why writing takes so long

#88 Critique Group Feedback             So. Much. Judgment. One traditional way of improving your writing is through the use of critique groups. The idea is pretty simple. You give your writing to other writers and they tell you what you’ve done well. And what you’ve done wrong. Mostly that. Don’t get …

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May 06 2017

Reasons # 38: Why writing takes so long

cat naps

#38 Cat Naps     People ask all the time, how long does it take to write a book. I always reply it depends on a great deal of things like how much research needs to be done, how active the muse is, what’s going on with the family and the cats… Always the cats. Ever …

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