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Because I Have Something to Say!

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Because I Have Something to Say!

By Catherine Hedge Anyone who uses the phrase, “indomitable”  must have met my writing mentor, the late Leonard Bishop.  He grew up in conditions of poverty and violence that would destroy most of us.  He believed, despite all the contrary … Continue reading

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Eternal Writing, A Children’s Story

By Catherine Hedge Once upon a time, a young boy in Egypt had a dream.  Raham dreamt of the future not tomorrow, or next year, or a hundred years, but three thousand years away.  His dream was full of children, … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Luck

By Catherine Hedge Learning to write is a lot like learning to play a musical instrument. I’m trying to learn the violin.  “Trying” is the best word…for both me and my instructor.  I had visions of playing “Meditation” by Massenet … Continue reading

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The Perfect Writing Teacher

by Catherine Hedge One of the cruelest myths of writing is that if you are a really good writer, you start with “Once upon a time…” and reach “The End” in one free-flowing, unstoppable, lyrical explosion of brilliance.  Perhaps the … Continue reading

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I’m Sure There’s A Book in Me, Somewhere!

By Catherine Hedge Leonard Bishop told us that he loved to step into an elevator and ask whoever else rode with him, “So, how’s the book coming?”  He’d get answers like, “Well, I haven’t gotten back to it lately.” Or, … Continue reading

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The Expert

The Expert.

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The Expert

By Catherine Hedge I’ve always admired experts.  I’m one of those who sit in the front seats of a lecture hall.  I hold my breath at the introduction and stare adoringly at the speaker.  Then with a fat notebook and … Continue reading

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When I write, I have the Ultimate Power! by Catherine Hedge

I get to work with middle school students. I’m often asked to be a guest speaker as the resident “Real Writer” in my Midwestern school. Every time I present, I make students stand beside their desks and repeat after me, … Continue reading

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