Entertaining the Muse

January 20, 2016

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I’m not a fan of Sara Gilbert per se, but she delivered a great TED talk on the Muse.  And based on that talk she has just published a book on creativity called Big Magic.

Her basic premise is a sound one: when it comes to writing, it’s not all about us.

In the past, writers and artists were not so much responsible for their creative work as they were honored to be the instruments of creative inspiration. The artist was simply a medium for a greater power to flow through them and create.

As passive as that sounds, that we are merely hands, eyes and bodies at the service of a capricious god, it does take some of the pressure off.

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Episode 199 – The World Beyond Sight

January 16, 2016

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 The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Josh Delaney

This week we chat with new and upcoming author Josh Delaney. Find out about the road to becoming published!

The Amazon is here http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_2_18?ie=UTF8&rh=i%3Aaps&search-alias=aps&k=the+world+beyond+sight+upon+arrival&rh=i%3Aaps&sprefix=The+world+beyond+s

The name of the book is The World Beyond Sight: Upon Arrival!

The first part being the name of the series and Upon Arrival the actual title of the first book.

The Facebook page is https://m.facebook.com/Worldbeyondsight

“In a world far from our own. A dark force wishes to consume all living beings to end everything. Battling this force for centuries the gods of Light decide to use one last ditch effort to bring peace and order back. Choosing a young manRead More

Writing Makes You Smarter, I Think

January 14, 2016

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Catharine Bramkamp

Catharine BramkampI never considered writing as an activity that increased my intelligence, I write because I must.   I am consistently asked about my writing when I travel.  I do keep both a paper journal as well as create comments and track the trip progress on my computer.  Well meaning fellow travelers lean over and look at my messy notebook (I also tape and paste business cards, pieces of ripped brochures, napkins, all that) and ask, what am I doing?

I’m embedding the experience more deeply into my memory.  I’m taking what I see and what I take photos of, and making the whole of the experience more clear and more focused.

And I love doing it.  That’s another idea to consider and embrace.  Do you love doing it? 

Or do you need to learn to love it?

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Episode 198 – “Conquering Twitter In Ten Minutes A Day”

January 9, 2016

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Author, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day
Falling For Your Madness

I have a new tool for writers and I’d love to reconnect with you.

I have a workbook: Conquering Twitter in 10 Minutes A Day. It’s a step by step guidebook on clarifying brand, targeting the precise market, setting up a daily, weekly and monthly system for using Twitter effectively.

I also have a new novel, Soulless Creatures, about two college freshmen in 1986 who bet a new car that one of them doesn’t have a soul. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Soulless-Creatures-Katharine-Grubb/dp/1515299309/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439306748&sr=1-2&keywords=soulless+creatures

The website:  www.10minutenovelists.com

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Editors – so many choices, so many words

January 6, 2016

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Beth and I discuss editors, the kinds you need, the kind you want.  Enjoy!

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