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Fiction is all about getting lost

How many books do you stay with just because you want to see how the author will wrap all this up? You do not have a map, you do not have directions, you just stay with it and continue the journey. That is fun.That is getting lost but racing to the end anyway.

We elect to get lost in the novel’s world. We long for the simplicity of life with Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. We want to build another little house on the prairie. We crave just one more adventure on Disc World.

We read books to go there. A mystery set in Cambodia. A saga set in Naples.

Where do I want to go? When do I want to go? What era appeals on this dark night?

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Catharine Bramkamp is a successful writing coach and author. She has published over 300 newspaper and magazine articles in publications like Modern Maturity (AARP), SF Chronicle and Santa Rosa Magazine. She was a contributor to two Chicken Soup Books and has published anthologies of her work, non-fiction works and novels. Her work has also appeared in a number of poetry and fiction anthologies. She has experimented with the self-publishing world since 2001. She has published and self-published seven books through companies like Author House, author assist companies like 3L Publishing and through traditional publishers like Write Life. Her poetry collection, Ammonia Sunrise, will be released in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press and her mystery novel, In Good Faith will be released by Write Life in 2011. Catharine holds a BA in English from UCSB and a MA in English from Sonoma State University. She is a 25 year member of California Writer’s Club. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. She works with authors of both fiction and non-fiction to make their dream of producing a book come true. For more information on that, visit her at Catharine has lived in Sonoma County for 25 years and considers wine a food group. She is married to an adorable and very patient man who complains he’s never featured in any of her books. Her grown children who are featured in a few of her books have fled the county.

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  1. I’ve read through a few times on books that were ‘poor’, hoping it would get better. Now I’m quicker to drop a book if it’s poorly written. Good job on the workshop last night. Thanks again. See you next week.

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    Thanks for your comment! I look forward to seeing you next week!

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