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Sharon E. Cathcart

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in Portland, OR. Currently living in California., The United States
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Sharon E. Cathcart is the award-winning author of historical fiction with a twist!

A former journalist and newspaper editor, Sharon has been writing for as long as she can remember and generally has at least one work in progress.

Sharon lives with her very patient husband and several rescue cats in the Silicon Valley, California.


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Sharon E. Cathcart I always give two pieces of advice: first, become a voracious reader. It's great to read modern literature, and genre fiction. However, it also helps …moreI always give two pieces of advice: first, become a voracious reader. It's great to read modern literature, and genre fiction. However, it also helps to have a grounding in the classics. You get a great cross-section of writing styles that way, as well as an understanding of what makes a classic.

Second, just write. Put it on the page, even if it's lousy. Don't edit as you go; that's for afterwards. You may discover that what you wrote is a hot mess, sure. Still, don't throw it away. Create a file on your computer to be the equivalent of the kitchen junk drawer. You never know what will come into your mind that will improve the original manuscript -- or what tidbit from it would be perfect in another tale.(less)
Sharon E. Cathcart I'm working on a new short fiction concept, "Pocketful of Stories." I'm also excited to report that one of my tales, "Ghosts of Tupelo," was selected …moreI'm working on a new short fiction concept, "Pocketful of Stories." I'm also excited to report that one of my tales, "Ghosts of Tupelo," was selected for inclusion in "Dark Visions," which will be released later this year.(less)
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message 11: by Plch

Plch Lovely to see you here :)


message 10: by C.J.

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C.J. Heck

Hello Sharon,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work!
Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Sharon.


Patricia Puddle Hi Sharon, love reading what you have to say. Thanks for the friendship.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Sharon J.L. wrote: "Hi! I just became a fan of yours because goodreads doesn't have a "hero" button yet. Loved your points and the way your presented them against a certain blowhard on a the goodreads group board we..."

Thanks, Jannette!


message 5: by Dana

Dana Davis Thanks for the friendship, Sharon. Happy writing!


Sharon Jen wrote: "I am so jealous of that typewriter (love the new pic!) ~ jen"

Thank you! My photographer friend picked it up at a garage sale for the princely sum of $10; we used it as a prop before it went on to its ultimate fate of being used in a kinetic sculpture.


message 2: by Jen

Jen Knox I am so jealous of that typewriter (love the new pic!) ~ jen


message 1: by Jen

Jen Knox I just uploaded your book. I can't wait.


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