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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

What are your crutch words?

By Carol / 15 July 2013 / 16 Comments

I’m deep into editing my novel this month. Searching for the best words to create people and places readers will see and remember. Eliminating cliches. Working for copy that is fresh and tight. In the…

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One month & eight years

By Carol / 07 November 2012 / 12 Comments

In 2004, I’d never written a novel. But I thought I’d like to try, so I signed up for NANOWRIMO, the worldwide initiative that kicks off every November 1 with the goal of getting everyone…

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The best writing advice ever

By Carol / 05 October 2012 / 20 Comments

When people ask me about writing – what they should do and how – I often find myself sharing the advice others have given me. I’ve been fortunate to attend writing workshops led by amazing…

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I need to cause more trouble!

By Carol / 23 July 2012 / 4 Comments

I’m a sucker for The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy’s adventures drew me in when I was a kid and they still do. I just never imagined that the story of a little girl from Kansas…

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Workshopping the first 50 pages

By Carol / 11 July 2012 / 10 Comments

Next week is a big week in the life of my new novel. My baby – at least the first 50 pages of it – is taking its first steps at an advanced novel workshop…

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