THE SOUL MUST SPEAK, AND LONGS TO BE HEARD

A LETTER FROM A READER, WITH REPLY

February 1, 2013

Tags: Writing, fiction, fiction writing, dreams, immortality, consternation, laughter, a bit of peace

What makes a writer happy? A happy reader. Read on:

Hi Kate,

I just started your book. It is amazing! I had it in my vast collection of books and my resolution is to read books I have purchased. I looked on Amazon and was shocked that only 4 people had reviewed it! It didn't (more…)

YOU TUNE ME IN, I'M A TELLY

August 8, 2009

Tags: Writing, fiction, writing fiction, dreams, immortality

I'd never appeared on television before. When the e-mail came from Morgan Potts at UNC-TV inviting me to appear on North Carolina Bookwatch,with gracious host and NC book maven D.G. Martin, I decided some web research was in order a.s.a.p. The taping was set for a few days away. The show is a classic and popular literary interview series on public TV, broadcast throughout North Carolina on Sunday evenings.

When I googled "appear on TV", immediately "do's and don't" came (more…)

YOU TURN ME ON, I'M A RADIO

June 28, 2009

Tags: Writing, fiction, fiction writing, publishing, dreams, soul, immortality

Recently I was invited for an interview on the Carrboro Book Beat, on WCOM-FM 103.5 LP FM - the Community Radio of Carrboro.
Hosts Audrey and Paul made me welcome. We had an enjoyable hour discussing writing, Where the Lake Becomes the River, publishing, the creative process, and immortality.

Of the questions that were asked, (more…)

THE URGE TO PUBLISH TERRORIZES YOU

May 31, 2009

Tags: writing, fiction, fiction writing, dreams, life after death, immortality

Years back, when I lived in Seattle, a certain graffito adorned buildings around town: "The urge to buy terrorizes you." Being a non-consuming sort, the urge to buy in fact did not terrorize me. However, the phrase stuck in my head, much as had a graffito in large white letters painted on the bricks (more…)
I wondered, Why are so many of us compelled to write?...and the Muse, riding shotgun, replied, "The soul must speak, and longs to be heard."

The Muse and the musician

The Soul Dreams, Listening to Her Muse

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