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The Curious Cat Blog is all about writing, for writers, by a writer.

 

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CCP Featured in Narativ Podcast About NaNoWriMo

Carina Sitkus

Jeffrey Yamaguchi from Narativ invited a few writers to talk about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and I was thrilled to be one of them! 

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New Collection of Writings About Writing

Carina Sitkus

I've written about my love of Medium before. In many ways, writing on Medium was the reason I was able to publish a book. What I love most about the site, though, is how easy it is to connect with other writers and curate content. I initially thought about publishing pieces that were edited as part of our writing meetup here as a way of helping our group members get more exposure and to share their final products. But the blog format doesn't really lend itself well to creative pieces like fiction and poetry. That's why I started a new publication devoted to publishing other writers' work. 

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Join the Last Writing Group of the Year

Carina Sitkus

Our cozy little meet up has really grown over the past year. I've decided to offer one more before summer, and then we'll take a break until late August/September.  If you recently submitted an application, don't worry, I'll be emailing you separately to confirm your participation. 

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ICYMI: How Blogging Led to My Book

Carina Sitkus

It's been snowing here in Rhode Island (a lot), which has created the perfect conditions for writing and reflecting. And cabin fever. I've never been one for poo-pooing winter snow in favor of woo-hooing summer humidity, but I might be getting there... 

Anyway, last week I published a reflective piece on Medium that detailed how one blog post helped me get over 11K views, which then led to getting reposted on popular sites like Business Insider and securing a contract for an ebook that will be published via Thought Catalog books this spring. 

I'll continue to share my experiences, and I encourage you to do the same as part of our community. I'm particularly interested in hearing from those of you who have published in literary journals!  Email thecuriouscatproject@gmail.com if you'd like to share.

PS. For those of you interested in getting feedback on your work and joining our small writing groups, the deadline to apply is this Friday. Request an application here (it's really more of a survey and takes <8 minutes to complete). 

Check out the snow, below! 

The "lovely" view from my kitchen table.&nbsp;

The "lovely" view from my kitchen table. 

This is what a plowed road looks like in snowy New England these days. At least it's beautiful!

This is what a plowed road looks like in snowy New England these days. At least it's beautiful!


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Tell me I Suck- It's Feedback Time!

Carina Sitkus

On Sunday, I will redistribute feedback as part of The Curious Cat Project's very first online writing meet up

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Writing Prompt

Carina Sitkus

Hope everyone had a Happy Fourth! 

Here is a picture to get your mind moving. Write a short story about what you see.

 

Submit your story to thecuriouscatproject@gmail.com and you may see your work published on here!


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PARTS THREE, FOUR & FIVE: FINDING TIME AND INSPIRATION

Carina Sitkus

You’re getting higher and higher and are too busy worrying and moving and worrying to feel the floor rise beneath your feet. Or to check out the newest view. To appreciate that your floor is getting higher--and you haven’t yet built the ceiling so there’s nothing stopping you from sprinting vertical.  It’s not a bad thing… staying linked to the building process means you are authentically engaged in the work that you are doing. But just breathe. Take it in. You won’t know when you’ve reached your ceiling. You also won’t know when your floor is about to collapse.  Appreciate what you have while you’re able to call it yours.

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Joining a Literary Community

Carina Sitkus

I started the Curious Cat Project to help writers connect in a way that makes them feel like they “get it.” In a way that makes them feel like they are part of a smaller community that is welcoming and navigable.

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