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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.

Taking writing on the road

By Carol / 21 March 2016 / 12 Comments

Writing can be a solitary business. When I’m working on a writing project, as I am now with my novel in progress, I get to my keyboard each day by 9 a.m. and do my…

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Cleaning out, letting go, starting fresh

By Carol / 04 January 2016 / 14 Comments

I ended the old year as I often do – by cleaning out my office. This December gave me an even better opportunity to clean out, though, since my husband and I agreed to tackle…

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Writing from a place of hope – Rachelle Ayala

By Carol / 15 February 2013 / 3 Comments

I’m delighted to welcome author Rachelle Ayala to my blog today. When I met her this past year, I was attracted first by her willingness to help a hopeless social media newbie (me). In addition,…

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The new generation mothers

By Carol / 13 May 2012 / 6 Comments

When I think ‘mom,’ my first thought is of my own mother. But today, I’m shining the light toward the newest generation of moms in our family – my nieces and my daughter-in-law. There have…

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My Mom: My Inspiration – My Nag

By Carol / 12 May 2012 / 6 Comments

“You’re a writer. You can write our stories.” I can’t tell you how many times my mother said that to me. It made no difference to her that I was a business writer, not a…

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The importance of a smile

By Carol / 11 May 2012 / 6 Comments

Mother’s Day is Sunday. How could you miss it with all the advertising these past weeks?  In honor of my mother and moms everywhere, I’ve joined with a group of indie authors to celebrate all…

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And the winners are …

By Carol / 03 May 2012 / 4 Comments

April was a month of giving back to readers. And giving back drew me into a month of ‘first’ experiences that were rewarding on every level. World Book Night: I joined more than 25,000 other…

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First blooms in the prairie

By Carol / 30 April 2012 / 0 Comments

All signs of the prescribed burn we did on the prairie a month ago are gone. With each rain, each wind, each day that passes, the burn is less visible. In fact, only a few…

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Old dog, more new tricks

By Carol / 12 March 2012 / 1 Comment

“Maybe I can retire before I have to learn this.” That’s a thought that actually ran through my mind in the 1990s when the Internet was new and I was struggling to figure out the…

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