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Introducing Cate

Cate Russell-Cole is a qualified Creativity Coach and Social Worker, who is fascinated with the psychological and technical aspects of the writing process, characterisation and the overall science of creativity. She has a love of the science fiction - fantasy genre and has been writing diaries, appalling poetry and short stories since she was a child. Cate lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and two cats and habitually writes everything in Australian English.

Over her career, she has researched, written and taught five creativity-orientated courses; worked as a freelance writer and has authored ten non-fiction books. Privately, she is a Christian science fiction/ fantasy author who is working on The Chronicles of Mirchar Series, plus a non-fiction book on the life of King David.

Cate writes and coaches online to an International audience, providing both how-to resources and writer support. Cate also teaches in Brisbane, with both Local Government and private training providers. More information can be found on her Writing Portfolio Page (link above).



Cate shares interesting and useful resources for writers daily through Twitter. Not all posts that are shared are the opinion of Cate Russell-Cole: Artios Communications. There are many different views on creativity and writing. A cross section of views is passed on to meet all tastes, and allow the reader to make up their own mind. Click on the icons above to go to her profiles.

Cate is unable to reply to all Twitter RTs and follows, due to health and time limitations, however, she does her very best! Please be understanding. Your support is deeply appreciated and where she can, the favour will be returned.

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Please visit the portion of this site dedicated to the life of King David (Daviyd Melek). The site contains a growing resource of reference material and free images with Psalm quotations. News on the progress of "From Despair to Deliverance" will also be on this part of the web site.


'Quick-Read' Ebooks for Time-Starved Writers

The goal of Artios Communications publishing, is to impart writers with survival & success strategies, that will enable them to build better writers with better ideas.With the exception of Unleashing Your Creative Spirit, all books are quick reads, packed with simple psychololgy and plot devices that the reader can easily grasp, fast.

The books are designed to be read in a hurry, with the ability to jump from chapter to chapter. The series books are under nine thousand words in length and work well as writer's companions.


For help with writing stress, try Phoenix Rising.

For help with blogging, try Phoenix Thriving and Savvy Blogging.

For help with writer's block, try Unleashing Your Creative Spirit.

Character and plot problems? Do you need fresh ideas?
Then try Creating and Resolving Conflict in Fiction and Building Emotionally Realistic Characters.


Please click on the covers for full book details, ordering information and reviews. Phoenix Thriving, Savvy Blogging and Avoiding Back Pain are free. You can read Kindle e-books on any computer, phone or tablet device. App and program links are on the book pages.

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Cate's blog is a free service to the writing community, hosted by Cate Russell-Cole: Artios Communications. It is a non-profit initiative, supported solely by book sales.

The purpose of the blog is to equip, empower and encourage writers to achieve their goals.

Blog posts share writing tips, online writing events, how-to videos, technical web site and blogging help, resources lists, social media and promotion strategies, plot and character development ideas and more. The blog has over 6000 followers and has been thriving for the past three years.

For a linked list of Blog initiatives, please click here. To see the Guest Post Guidelines, click here. If you would like to give a Written Act of Kindness Award to someone, click here.


Blog Feedback:

"People behave in patterns, what an interesting way to develop characters. This post really made me think about that extra dimension." Writing Sisters

"I feel like you wrote this post for me. Thank you for reminding me why I blog. I was slowly falling into robot trap." Angie

"I really love how you apply the grieving process to writing. This post was very helpful for me, thanks!" Michele

"I like your brief plot and character novel-writing suggestions." Joanne

"VERY powerful thoughts that I can relate directly to. Thank you so much!" Jeff

"I've enjoyed each of your psychology-based writing posts. They are an excellent resource to reflect back on my characters and how they've reacted / will react, and whether I've given them enough layers to make them feel real to readers - even when they don't feel real to themselves. Keep 'em coming!"
 Shelly Immel, Fiction Writer and Founder of The Big Life Project

"Cate, As a memoir writer, I have to be able to get back into my own head to convey the essence of the truth and reality of past experiences to make them real to the reader. These writing posts are valuable resources for any genre. Thank you!" Kathleen Pooler, Memoir Writer



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The Memoir Project Blog: The Virtual Desk of Cate Russell-Cole

If you are interested in more memoir / autobiography writing resources, click over to the Virtual Desk blog for all the posts featured in the Write Your Life Story Memoir Project, plus many more posts which are relevant to life story writers.

Guest contributors include Kathleen Pooler from Memoir Writer's Journey:; Sharon Lippincott from The Heart and Craft of Lifewritng: and Sherrey Meyer from Healing Life's Hurts Through Writing:

This is an eclectic blog, which is my project sandbox. It houses the odd bits and bobs that need a home. You are welcome to subscribe for the Memoir Project content, but be warned, you may get other odd, seemingly irrelevant posts from time to time. New posts will be sporadic.

Click on the Facebook button below to join the Write Your Life Story Facebook page. The other links will take you to useful resources for writers, including Youtube videos from many sources, including well known memoir authors and teachers.


Join us on CommuniCATE Resources for Writers, as we celebrate memoir throughout 2015.



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