Why do writers love cats?

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Do you want to concentrate intensely on some problem and settle in to write your masterpiece?

Like these writers?





Step 1 you should acquire a cat.

Next, you’ll need to be alone with the cat in the room where you write.

The magical cat will invariably get up on your desk and settle under the desk lamp. The desk lamp gives the cat great satisfaction.

Then the wonder begins. The cat will settle down and be serene, with a serenity that passes all understanding. The cat’s tranquility will gradually come to affect you as you sit at your desk and all the excitable qualities that impede your concentration will vanish.

And you won’t need to watch the cat all the time.


Its presence alone is enough. You’ll discover the cat’s effect your concentration is remarkable, very mysterious. And you can feel confident that the cat’s mystical manner is well earned.


Since the cat was worshiped in ancient Egypt and held in high esteem.

Find out more about great writers and their cats.

The entries in Writers and Their Cats offers insight into each author’s unique personality, habits, and quirks. Like artists, writers seem drawn to cats as pets based on mutual respect and an inherent understanding of their complexities, independent nature, and ambiguous allure. It’s a creative dream team. For writers, there is also the cat’s ability to help bring to life the inner language of the subconscious on the page.

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As anyone who has ever used the Internet knows, cats are everything. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 36 U.S. million households sport a feline companion. Where dogs are blindly loyal, a cat’s ambivalence speaks of alien wisdom.

That’s likely why there are so many great cats in sci-fi and fantasy: if your cat one day sat up and calmly informed you that it was a mystical being on a quest to save the world, you’d probably buy it, no problem.




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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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