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,...

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...

January 16, 2017

I just completed my second Sassy Yoga Challenge and I thought about how that creative process can help in the process of writing a novel. In order to with stand the journey of writing a novel you have to jump down the rabbit hole again and again. This is not an activit...

January 2, 2017

As I begin the rewrite of the first draft of my second novel I am discovering that creating takes on a new meaning. There is more doubt in the first draft, more stop and go. As I begin the journey of writing the second draft I am more confident in what I need to keep a...

December 12, 2016

            There are many ways to increase and tap into creativity. I am listing five that have consistently worked for me over the years. I do not differentiate the energy between creating art, yoga, and writing. They all spring from the same source. For example, I a...

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...

November 13, 2016

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Greetings All,

I have been thinking about creating a site that housed my art work, yoga offerings, and novels for a while. The general consensus is that I needed a separate web site for each, but the world is changing. Everything we create is connected. The...

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