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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.

Jackasses & Monkeys – Inner demons of writing

By Carol / 20 May 2015 / 8 Comments

I’m in Iowa City this week, sequestered at a bed & breakfast, doing a deep dive into writing my next novel. I write, I think, I walk, I write some more. All the while, I…

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A few of my favorite blogs – One Lovely Blog Award

By Carol / 30 September 2014 / 14 Comments

When I began blogging in 2009, I posted my writing for a full year before telling anyone I was doing it. I was trying out my voice, learning the “rules” of blogging, and seeing if…

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They did me wrong! Now what?

By Carol / 29 September 2014 / 0 Comments

Someone cut you off in traffic. Cheated you out of a promotion. Stole your big idea. Or worse for us writers – Reviewed our books with words that stung. Then gave us a One Star…

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How can writing short stories work for you? Six ways

By Carol / 30 May 2014 / 6 Comments

What’s next for my writing? With my novel Go Away Home set to publish in July, I’ve been thinking more and more about where to turn my writing energy next. Short stories have come up…

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How can you help an author? Here are 11 ideas

By Carol / 11 September 2013 / 0 Comments

Ever wonder how you can help an author friend promote their new book? Chuck Sambuchino offered 11 great ideas in his blog today on Writers In The Storm. His ideas were so good and so…

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Tips & Tools for cutting "Crutch" or "Echo" words

By Carol / 29 July 2013 / 2 Comments

Recently, I blogged about finding and eliminating “crutch” words in my writing. Sharla Rae calls these “Echo” words. In her blog post today at Writers In The Storm, she lists the most common Echo words…

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