Category: Writing

The Art of Writing-Talk to Yourself »

If you want to improve your writing, talk to yourself.  Yes, out loud. Writing and speaking go hand in hand. Working at one form of communication helps increase your skills of the other.”Practice makes perfect”. This is true. Why not combine both forms of communication whenever you create an article for submission or write a […]

Mistakes are Good Things »

            Anne read the blog and laughed at the author. She, herself, realized the same thoughts the author was conveying when she began writing regularly. The most important thing is that you write every day. Put thoughts on paper and don’t worry about editing until your thoughts are all on paper. Thoughts are the most […]

Writing is an Art – A Tapestry of Words »

Think of a tapestry with waving vertical stripes from top to bottom. Red, blue and yellow stripes individually wave right or left blending with other colors creating new color patterns. Follow with your eyes down the length of the tapestry. See the twists and turns the colors make and what beautiful color the entwining produces. […]

Sidewalk Sale »

            Anne wandered out to the parkway, today. She pulled her loaded car up to the curb and unloaded her table, chair and her wares. It was sidewalk sale day for her and others in St Claire Shores. When she pulled around the corner to pick her spot she found neighbors already set up and […]

Why Use an Editor? »

Heidi Walter interviewed Cathie Andrew on the subject of writing and editing. I helped Cathie Andrew edit her new book on memoir writing and asked her recently why she needed an editor. Here’s what she said: “A writer gets very close to their writing and sometimes the mind can fool you.  You assume you’ve explained […]

Tips From the Pen of Cathie Andrew »

Taken from an Ezine Article written by Cathie  Andrew                                                                                          The Art of Writing – Valuable Tool, a Thesaurus  . . .2 Ask yourself, “What word should I use that best conveys my meaning. A great tool of this artistry is a thesaurus. Use it to find concise words that communicate, in the fewest words […]

Tips From the Pen of Cathie Andrew »

Taken from an Ezine Article written by Cathie Andrew                                                                                                                                                        The Art of Writing – Valuable Tool, a Thesaurus  . . .1                                                                             We all learn to write at a young age. We write well enough to get us out of high school. Perhaps well enough to graduate college and some of us continue on to […]

Why Use An Editor? »

Heidi Walter interviewed Cathie Andrew on the subject of writing and editing. I helped Cathie Andrew edit her new book on memoir writing and asked her recently why she needed an editor. Here’s what she said: “A writer gets very close to their writing and sometimes the mind can fool you.  You assume you’ve explained […]