Book Review: Do You Have a CATHARSIS Handy? by Kathleen Kaska

Do You Have A CATHARSIS Handy? Five Minute Writing Tips is a handy reference guide of do’s, don’t and maybe-sometimes by award-winning author Kathleen Kaska. Originally published as individual posts Five Minute Writing Tips on the Cave Art Press blog, topics include writing styles, grammar and punctuation rules, removing writer’s block, an insight into publishing and marketing your work, and much more.

Combining razor sharp wit with clear, concise detail, Kaska elevates what could be dry, dusty content into a series of educational and entertaining entries that run the gamut from Leave the Egg-laying to Chickens: Ten Confusing Words You’ll Never Misuse Again to Just When You Thought You Knew It All: What, No Semi-Colons in Fiction? 

Whether you’re looking for a chuckle over malapropisms (the book’s title refers to the author’s husband asking for a catharsis instead of a thesaurus), a refresher on metaphors and similes, or simply a reminder about things you’ve learned in school but have long since forgotten (or ignored), you’ll find it in these pages. Do You Have a CATHARSIS Handy? is a terrific addition to any writer’s bookshelf. Find it in paperback at all the usual suspects, including directly from the publisher.

 

4 responses to “Book Review: Do You Have a CATHARSIS Handy? by Kathleen Kaska

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    It is. Would make a great stocking stuffer!

  2. Sounds entertaining and informative! 🙂
    –Michael

  3. Judy Penz Sheluk

    I always enjoyed the Five Minute Writing Tips! Clever idea to compile them. Good luck with the book!

  4. Thanks for the glowing review, Judy!

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