Catherine Holm Author

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As Catherine Holm, I write creative fiction and nonfiction.

Musings on a Checkered Employment Past

I think that creative people have always had to be super resourceful when it comes to making a living. Some of us don't fit in well to traditional employment settings, no matter how hard we try. Some (many) cannot make a living from the creative work that we do. I'd love a Patron, so I [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Author, Catherine Holm Author, creative writing|

Do Your Stories Keep You Stuck?

Doors are opening. Doors are closing. Three of my books are going out of print. A long time freelance job is going away. I'm seeing 11:11, 1111, 111, and 11 all over the place, many times daily. Woo hoo! (Or, as my teachers said in life coaching training, "taa daa!" It's a way to fearlessly [...]

Be Yourself and Don’t Worry about The Rest of the World

Be yourself and don't worry about the rest of the world. Easy to say. Sounds so simple! And so easy to forget, or be pulled away from. No, I don't mean go out and harm, or do any crazy thing. I mean bring your best benefit to the world. Your talents, your gifts, the things [...]

Make the Time to Create

If you're wired to create (no matter what form it takes), you know that you need to find time to create. Writing, painting, weaving, whatever you do. It can be tough, and it requires a TON of discipline. Still, if I can find 30 minutes or so per day for yoga and meditation, I can [...]

By |March 18th, 2016|Catherine Holm Author, creative writing, Writing|

Work in Progress — A Love Letter to Minnesota and Vermont

I'm putting together a new book full of my observations about Place -- both in Vermont and Minnesota. Here is a very short excerpt I read last Sunday at the Derby Line First Universalist Parish:   I go to register my car and get my Vermont driver’s license at the DMV in Newport, Vermont. The [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — Meeting Resistance with Ease

I'm realizing that I've been resisting a creative writing project close to my heart. I want to write this, but I fear that something may be so painful or unearthing about it, that I am resisting it. Resistance just creates more resistance. It takes courage to meet difficulty, or resistance, with ease. It's the same [...]

Blame it on Pittsburgh — The Hills are in My Blood

I started life out in a small town near Pittsburgh, PA. (I understand that I was born on a farm, which might have something to do with why I seem to be the most outdoorsy person in my family.) We left PA (for MN) when I was ten, and I really don't remember much about [...]

Up at Catster.com: Cat Bloggers Talk: Does Writing About Cats “Overexpose” You?

As an author and a cat blogger, I am very intrigued with the line between what we give to the world and what remains private. I'm a pretty private person, myself, though I'm sure my personality leaks through in my writing and blogging. Cats are, for us in the cat world, very personal, and a [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday: Catherine gets a logo; Norton wants one, too.

Norton: Mama just got a "logo"!       Norton: What's a logo?   "Why can't I have a logo? I need this!"                     Chester: I dunno. Something humans use to tell the world about themselves.   Norton: I want a logo!   Chester: [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — Writing about Place

Those of you who know me know that I LOVE to write about place. I am fascinated with the way that different landscapes "feel," and how they impact our daily living. For instance, the Green Mountains are a big part of daily life here in northern Vermont. We drive them, we climb them daily. Even [...]

By |September 21st, 2015|Catherine Holm Author, creative writing, Place|