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Philadelphia, PA

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January 5, 2012

What is your favorite writing saying?

I believe Sartre said, 'I write because I have to." I know someone famous said it, correct me if the author is wrong:)

What is your favorite book on writing?

I don't have one, to be honest. Poets and writers markets are useful. No one book can really teach you how to write, it's a process of reading and writing yourself, having an above average command of the language, and some talent as well:)

What do you write?

I write poems, essays, and a few short stories. Have had success in getting some of my poems in print but not my essays except on my blog--yet! So far I haven't submitted any of my short stories, as I'm still trying to discern where would be a good market. I studied journalism years ago on high school at Philadelphia's CAPA and was co-editor of the high school neswpaper. (While I was with the paper it won 2nd place in a national high school journalism contest, sponsored by Columbia University).

What do you read?

I read the Wilson Quarterly, The New York Times, sometimes the New Criterion, lots of poetry, and nonfiction concerning history, the arts, science, etc. THe last novel that I read that I truly loved was "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. Incredible writing in my opinion! I'm currently enjoying reading Alexis De Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" and his "Letters From America"

Tell me something else about yourself, please?

I'm almost 43 and tired of being taken for 25, 28, 30 or something like that, or having to deal with disbelief about my age. On New Year's Eve I got carded by someone who was exactly my age at a Meet-up ( rather insulting. I thought:) This picture of me was taken when I was 40 and although it's slightly touched up, it's pretty much what I look like now.


Hi Everyone, I'm a writer, classical singer, and wellness professional who's interested in networking with other writers. I've had poems published in American and British journals and completed a BA in Engl. Lit. Interested in freelance writing too.

What Catharine is saying about this Meetup Group

It seems like a pretty friendly and respectful group. I plan to come again!

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