Tag Archives: Catarina

Liberating Writing From Genre: A #Writing #Revolution #ASMSG #IAN1

Nowadays, the Self-Published Author (SPA), is at the forefront of a writing revolution that Thomas Kuhn described in 1963 as a, “paradigm shift”. (Source: NCTE) In the past, authors whose books were placed in bookstores had to ensure their writing … Continue reading

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A #Short #Story @$0.99 Cents Each: 3 #Great #Reads!

Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker Price: $0.99 Three books, each one costing less than a dollar. That’s what Amazon does to high book prices. It puts high-quality books by your favorite author (and mine too) available at youf fingertips, … Continue reading

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The Collected Short Stories of T. Jerome Baker

Each of the stories in this collection of short stories is a story, within a larger story. Though each story is entirely fictional, nonetheless, closer inspection is revelatory. I have not managed to keep myself, the Storyteller, from appearing in … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart in Florence, Though I Confess: “I’ve Never Been to Florence!”

I left my heart in Florence. I say that, consciously aware that I’ve never been to Florence. Still, I left my heart in Florence. I think that statement qualifies as an oxymoron. It’s like saying the darkness was bright, the … Continue reading

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The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance

Florence..1389 a boy is baptized into medieval world. He was not of noble birth,he was the son of local merchant, his name, was Cosimo The Medici…” The Medici’s literally nurtured the greatest thinkers, artists, painters, sculptors, architects of their age. … Continue reading

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Catarina Tells Her Story

On-site research makes your writing real. Historical fiction, a novel, a travel guide, or any other piece of writing imaginable, is enriched by details. Details of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, color, intensity, texture, etc. is what transforms a piece … Continue reading

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