May 24, 2020

When a writer finishes the first draft of a novel the editing task ahead can feel daunting. The first edit is traditionally done by the author so that he or she can send a cleaner manuscript to a professional editor. Is that first edit connected to the creative pr...

April 28, 2020

A question I get a lot is: what does your writing day look like? I hadn't really thought about how I structure my writing day until I began my second novel. In this blog post I will compare my writing process from my first novel to the second and the third. The process...

April 22, 2020

Since we are all quarantined I thought I would address in a series many of the FAQ's I have been asked over my writing career. This is the first installment in a weekly series that I hope will illuminate how I approach my writing practice. I hope by sharing my process,...

October 3, 2019

Committing to writing a book is no small task. Many writers begin manuscripts but unfortunately do not finish the novel or work of non-fiction. From my experience, the biggest challenge is not honoring and embracing my organic writing process. Often, we don’t recognize...

August 21, 2019

Greetings Readers,

Writing is a challenging and frustrating activity. It is creative, but sometimes it is difficult to show up at the computer every day. The most onerous part of writing is letting go of the extraneous paragraph or pages; if they don't move the story fo...

June 30, 2019

Greetings Creatives,

Since my new novel, The Ascent has launched I have received a number of questions in regard to my writing process that range from the technical to the intuitive. Let me say that following one's intuition is like excavation; we are digging into our i...

February 18, 2019

Greetings Creatives,

Here is a video that explore the themes in both my novels Between the Cracks and the Ascent. Enjoy and sign up on my web site at www.ccattuticreative.com/carmela-cattuti-books. The Ascent will be published May 1 and Between the Cracks can...

February 11, 2019

Greetings All,

My new novel, The Ascent, will be published on May 1. It is a continuation of my book Between the Cracks: one woman's journey from Sicily to America. Many of the themes examined in the first novel are developed and explored in depth in The Ascent. For tho...