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Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

After The Swan Bonnet reached the HarperCollins Editor Desk at Authonomy.com, I began a total rewrite.  An agent had expressed interest and I wanted to do something about my protagonist being among so many adult characters.  I made her a few years older and added chapters.  Never having added chapters to a work that way, I worried that I might not be able to jump in and imagine them.  These are ideas for jumpstarting your story. …See More
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My MG novel The Wide Awake Loons released!

In time for summer vacation reading, The Wide Awake Loons was published April 16 by Silver Knight Publishing.   Set in Northern Minnesota, this middle grade novel unites the stories of lake kids and a loon family.  It is available at…See More
May 13, 2013

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Interview of Fireflies paranormal author P. S. Bartlett

Friday, April 12, 2013 Interview of Fireflies author P. S. Bartlett This spring, as I count the days until April 16 when my middle grade book The Wide Awake Loons is published, GMTA Publishing has released Fireflies by P. S. Bartlett.  P. S. Barlett’s  illuminating novel Fireflies is about a boy who, through the "sight" or haunting psychic experience, remembers his…See More
Apr 12, 2013

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Climate and Other Changes

Last year, most of our winter in Northern Minnesota was snowless.  The ground remained brown in the dead way of November.  There were a few snowfalls but they soon melted.  Global warming seemed very real. startribune.comI’d never experienced any winter like that in Minnesota.  The winters of my childhood are remembered with drifts at street corners,…See More
Feb 10, 2013

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Memory, Eidetic Memory, and Fiction

Memory.  What is it?  Words or is it pictures?  I don’t know if people think about that unless they notice exactly what goes through their heads when they remember.   If a name is mentioned, does a picture of the person flash through the head?   Or a street named in the hometown.  Is it accompanied by a landscape? Writers probably think about that more than other people.  Pictures in the head inspire a writer to transcribe them or create them.  I liked to describe interiors while I was…See More
Jan 8, 2013

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First Editions, First Tries

First editions are first tries, both for the author and the publisher.  Their worth in the used and rare book field is often something to wonder about when you consider that the first edition of Gone with the Wind looks like the umpteenth printing.  Fine bindings and good condition can’t help but hold sway.  Yet the esteem for courage, that of an author or a publisher, is what makes a first edition a prize for the book collector.   …See More
Dec 9, 2012

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Storyteller or dramatic narrator? With a review of Elizabeth Zahzam's God of Wine

Some experiences challenge accepted ideas.  In the last days, we’ve seen the entire east coast region in a black out, cut off from transportation and even communication.  Yet this vulnerability hasn’t brought on any foreign attack.  The U.S. still has so much to offer other nations that its presence is probably too vital for any planned attack.  I grew up during the Cold War era and since then, our defense system may have operated on a foundation of paranoia.  I was glad to hear of the National…See More
Nov 9, 2012

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Representative Akin and Graduate School in a High Crime Area

Books are a forest and it’s hard to see the trees, except the tall ones or the old ones. But when you enter the forest, it’s the new growth that emits the sunlight....Friday, September 7, 2012Representative Akin and graduate school in a high crime areaAt first I dismissed Representative Todd Akin‘s weak statement about rape and conception as more political cant like that about abortion. …See More
Sep 7, 2012

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The Bronte's and the psychology of passion

Interest in Jane Austen has revived these days but, although she was a favorite, I had an enduring fascination with the Bronte's.  In my older sister’s bedroom were Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre in the woodcut editions.  I was fascinated by these illustrations and, seeing the name Kathy in Wuthering Heights, my nickname, I resolved to read these books as soon as I could.…See More
Aug 6, 2012

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How came my short story collection title - and a review of Mount Can't

When I arrived at the title of the first short story in my collection Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories, I meant for the sphinx to be like that at Delphi, a sphinx with riddles.  The first story is about the hierarchy of computer saavy.The computer was a riddle in the1980s.  While finishing coursework for a graduate degree, I worked in university departments and must have tried the programs of about six manufacturers in one year. Computers then were not standardized and often,…See More
Jul 6, 2012

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My middle grade loon book to be published!

On April 16, I signed a contract with Silver Knight Publishing for my middle grade book The Wide Awake Loons.That book felt “meant to be” from the first.  The conception of books is a subject that mystifies.  The Wide Awake Loonsis the only book that I planned in my head before writing it down.  My other novels…See More
May 2, 2012

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The Jungle, desk hazards, and reviews: Tom Winton and L. Anne Carrington

The Jungle, desk hazards, and reviews: Tom Winton and L. Anne CarringtonBLOG POST BY KATHERINE HOLMES - APR.02.2012 - 2:05 PM3…See More
Apr 2, 2012

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Living Wills, my mother, and m. m. fahren's The Golden Amulet

Living Wills, my mother, and m. m. Fahren's The Golden AmuletIn writing, in thoughts, a person is a living will of their own choices.  My mother's death was complicated because of issues about her choices.  I remember four years ago when she was 88, she had a stressful meeting with doctors and other health workers.  My sister was present.  My mother informed me afterwards…See More
Mar 5, 2012

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Resolution again: Revise

Resolution Again: ReviseMy New Year's resolution is the same as last year's, until June at least.  2011 was my first year writing in which I spent most of my time revising!After I revised my Authonomy Editor's Desk book, The Swan Bonnet, I kept going with my old stuff.   I had loved the new idea and if I got the message, "Not right for us but send again", that had me going on to my next idea.  I enjoyed…See More
Feb 3, 2012

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Wuthering Heights, Ship of Fools, The Princess and the Goblin, L'Assomoir by Emile Zola, Aaron's Rod by D. H. Lawrence
About Me:
I've a masters degree in creative writing and have written poetry, children's novels, one adult novel, and a few one-act plays. My short work has appeared in over 50 journals. In July, I published my middle grade fantasy novel, The House in Windward Leaves. In August, 2011, I won the Prize Americana for Fiction for Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories, published by Hollywood Books International. Another children's book, The Wide Awake Loons, will be published by Silver Knight Publishing and a historical novel, The Swan Bonnet, by GMTA Publishing. I've worked with used books for the last 10 years and manage an internet store.
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Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

After The Swan Bonnet reached the HarperCollins Editor Desk at Authonomy.com, I began a total rewrite.  An agent had expressed interest and I wanted to do something about my protagonist being among so many adult characters.  I made her a few years older and added chapters.  Never having added chapters to a work that way, I worried that I might not be able to jump in and imagine them.  These are ideas for jumpstarting your story. …

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The rewards of indie publishing!

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The House in Windward Leaves…

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My MG novel The Wide Awake Loons released!

In time for summer…

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Posted on May 13, 2013 at 3:43pm

Interview of Fireflies paranormal author P. S. Bartlett

Friday, April 12, 2013

 

Interview of Fireflies author P. S. Bartlett

 

This spring, as I count the days until April 16 when my middle grade book The Wide Awake Loons is published, GMTA Publishing has released Fireflies by P. S. Bartlett. 



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At 11:08pm on July 28, 2011,
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Bobbie Crawford-McCoy (NURTURE)
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Hi Katherine,

My pleasure. Thanks so much for adding me. :-) Enjoy!

All My Best,
Bobbie
At 8:46pm on July 23, 2011, Donna McBroom-Theriot said…

Welcome to Book blogs. Lots of great people and help. I would like to invite you over to my blog for a visit. Hope you enjoy it. Donna

 

http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

At 3:20pm on July 23, 2011,
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Welcome to Book Blogs! Please visit my blog and enjoy my latest article. I love followers, and I follow back!

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Have a great day…Samantha

 

At 12:47am on July 9, 2011, Faith Mortimer said…

Hi Katherine,

 

Seen you before somewhere!! Thanks for the friend request see you on Google, Twitter etc etc!

Have a super day x

At 2:21pm on July 8, 2011, Kim said…

Hi,

welcome to book blogs,

I hope you enjoy your time here,

I have a YA book blog which i would love you to check out when you get the chance,

http://sunniesarecool-reviewsbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-reveal-all-1.html
At 9:43pm on July 7, 2011, The Coffee Bar said…
You're welcome for the welcome, Katherine. :-)
At 6:33pm on July 7, 2011, Middle of the Road Reviews said…
Welcome to book blogs! I am relatively new here as well! I just wanted to invite you to follow our blog! We host giveaways every week! Plus other giveaways regularly. We also host lots of author interviews.

http://middleoftheroadreviews.blogspot.com/
At 6:02pm on July 7, 2011,
Author
Ron Wyn
said…
You're very welcome! Thank you for accepting my request. Success!!
At 3:32pm on July 7, 2011,
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An Indian
said…
Thank you very much for your kind words.
At 10:35pm on July 6, 2011, The Coffee Bar said…
Hi Katherine,

I'm Kate and I'm new here at Book Blogs too. I just wanted to take this time to introduce myself. If you have the time, please stop by The Coffee Bar by clicking on the image below:


I hope to see you there.

Sincerely,
Kate
 
 
 

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