the cat who writes

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Today I share my cat writing wisdom on The Write Practice

Good Afternoon my dear friends,

I am delighted to be sharing my writing wisdom today at The Write Practice. I have a regular job there as a columnist on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Today’s article is called. Why Writing Like a Cat Will Make You a Better Writer

I will include the first two paragraphs of my article here, to entice you to read the rest at The Write Practice. Joe Bunting is my editor, and he does a wonderful job editing my work.

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I am going to write from the perspective of a human.

 

I know what it is like to be a cat. Because, I am a cat. I know what is like to eat dry cat food on the floor.  I know what it is like to eat grass.  I know what it is like to not have any thumbs and wait for someone to open the door or a can of food for me.

A story becomes alive in the details. Yet, often we take our own perspective for granted. We make assumptions about the worldview of the reader. I often forget the reader can not visualize what I am imagining, and I don’t put in enough details to clearly describe what is happening in the story.

Please click here to read my article. Why Writing Like a Cat Will Make You a Better Writer

All my best,

xo
Love Pooh

Please let me know how you are doing in the comments below. I treasure each one of my friends.

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • Amindele

    Wow! This is a great article Pooh! There are some very good points in here!

    • Hello my dearest Amindele,
      Thank you so much for reading my article and commenting.
      You are truly a wonderful friend.
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • Skittles

    Hello Pooh,

    I hope all is well with you, I finally was able to get the big guy to sit down and type out my thoughts. He’s been really busy the past several weeks at work, and taking care of the property that we live on, sadly we are going to have move soon because the owners of the property have sold it, it’s about 15 acres so it’s a big piece of land. So me and my team have been taking it easy on him. Although all bets are off when he has food out, you can’t leave a tuna salad sandwich out with five cats and expect it to be left alone. We have been enjoying your recent posts, for Christmas we instruct him to purchase extra cat food and treats to donate to a local animal shelter. and now with it being cooler we get to share our cat hairs on his jackets, we really like his black jacket the best, our cat hairs really stick out. Well you have a good week and I’ll try to dictate more later.

    Your Friend,

    Skittles

    • My dearest Skittles,
      I am delighted to hear from you. You and the other four cats are so kind to put your cat hairs on your typists black jacket. Wherever he goes in his daily adventures he will be reminded of how much you love him.
      Oh dear, that is sad news to have to move from your property. Perhaps you can help him pack the boxes. Or at least play hide and seek in them.

      I wish you and your family all the best this holiday season.
      Love you friend,
      xo
      Pooh