June 29, 2020

Readers often ask me how much research I do for my novels. I thought I would mix things up and do a video instead of writing details about my research. The video is below. Enjoy! There will be an audio book out soon.

Best,

Carmela

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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...

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...

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...

July 1, 2017

I was interviewed by author Sheree Darien and our conversation centered on healing and creativity. We talked about how stress can effect our mental and physical health. After the interview I wondered about the path I had been on for many years and the twists and turns...

March 13, 2017

By Carmela Cattuti, author of Between the Cracks: one woman’s journey from Sicily to America

There are countless differences between organized religion and the true spiritual seeker. In this brief article, I will highlight what I feel are the major distinctions. Every o...

February 20, 2017

 While writing fiction is challenging and often confusing it is also rewarding in ways that are difficult to express. Our language truncates the depth of emotion the writer strives to communicate regardless of a vast vocabulary or grammatical proficiency. Writing ficti...

November 28, 2016

Many of you have asked for an update about my second novel The Ascent. It is coming along nicely with a few snags. I have reached an impasse with a section of my research, but as it turns out that piece of information will not be necessary until the third book.  I want...

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