Writers: Seek Inspiration from all the Arts

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
Writers: Seek Inspiration from all the Arts

Years ago I was invited to stay at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM in order to write. The contrast from living in New York City to the land of enchantment was liberating! Once there, I fell in love with New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains and promptly joined with two other artists staying there […]

California Central Coast Writers Conference 2016

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Catherine's Blog
California Central Coast Writers Conference 2016

                                                                             Pismo Beach, CA The California Central Coast Writers Conference has been around for thirty-two years yet this was my first time to be invited to teach there. Though the conference was held on College Campus in San Luis Obispo (SLO is what the natives call their lovely town), both faculty and out of town […]

Esalen 2016 – Whales & Writers Abound!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Catherine's Blog
Esalen 2016 – Whales & Writers Abound!

Esalen Institute hosts The Way of Story with Catherine Ann Jones For fifteen years now, I have returned every August to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA to teach writing workshops. They come from Cuba, CA, NY, S. Africa, Paris, France, Philadelphia, and Texas, too. The common link is writing – both professionals and […]

Freud’s Oracle: Standing Ovation in Santa Fe, NM

Freud’s Oracle:  Standing Ovation in Santa Fe, NM

Just returned from the Creativity & Madness Conference in Santa Fe, NM where I presented my new play, Freud’s Oracle, to an audience of psychiatrists, neuro-scientists, and psycho-therapists from all over the world, some 600 participants. The play re-creates a two- year analysis the American poet, H.D. had with Sigmund Freud, Vienna, 1933. Freud’s Oracle, […]

Way of Story Online Writing Course

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Catherine's Blog

WAY OF STORY ONLINE WRITING COURSE  DailyOM Way of Story Course Join award-winning author/playwright/screenwriter and global writing teacher Catherine Ann Jones This course is for all forms of narrative fiction and non-fiction, including memoir, and plays and screenplays. Here are some excerpts from The Way of Story book available on Amazon and Kindle. For live workshops […]

What Keeps Writers & Teachers Going

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Catherine's Blog
What Keeps Writers & Teachers Going

Sometimes writers and teachers get tired of being the one having a different take on life and writing, and may wonder if it worth the trials to keep on keeping on.  Then, out of the blue, angels sing and the universe responds with awards or rise in sales of courses or books, or a letter […]

Consider One Word Titles for Books & Movies

Consider One Word Titles for Books & Movies

As Oscar Night looms (February 28th this year, 2016), might be interesting to ponder how many Movies have won Best Picture that have one-word titles. Might be fun to first guess then look at this list at Oscar-winners over the years: One-word Best Picture winners Amadeus Argo Ben-Hur (yes, hyphens are cool) Braveheart Casablanca Cavalcade […]

Return from India, Jetlag, and Keats

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Catherine's Blog
Return from India, Jetlag, and Keats

  John Keats (1795–1821)        Recently returned from two weeks in India where I embarked upon a solitary retreat sans phone, sans Netflix, sans friends. It is necessary and sometimes wonderful to sit for days in silence and ponder – though often a bit terrifying.             Returned home with a deep gratitude for […]

Pilgrimage to India

Pilgrimage to India

  Albert Camus once said, “What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we have. Far from our own people, our own language, stripped of all our props, deprived of our masks, we are completely on the surface of ourselves.” Fear brings an added dimension in today’s world […]

Audio Book Launch Nov 2015

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog

              Heal Your Self with Writing and What Story Are You Living? now available on amazon.com, audible.com, & iTunes. For books by Catherine Ann Jones, Kindle, or audio versions: Buy now from Amazon I was persuaded to read the books myself which took me back to New York and my acting […]