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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.

Rolling out a new website design – Come take a look

By Carol / 01 November 2017 / 16 Comments

Drum roll, please. Today I’m excited to unveil a fresh new, mobile-friendly look for my website – www.carolbodensteiner.com As I move closer to the launch of my next novel, it’s time to revisit all my…

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Writing fields lie fallow – Where will this lead?

By Carol / 14 March 2017 / 12 Comments

When I sent my manuscript off to find an agent, I looked forward to taking a breather from the intense writing regimen I’d maintained for the last several years. In the past, each time I…

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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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It’s "I Grew Up Country Day" – How will you celebrate?

By Carol / 18 March 2015 / 4 Comments

We expect you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Hopefully with enough restraint to leave room to celebrate a far newer day. Since Iowa Governor Branstad signed a Proclamation declaring March 18, 2015, “I Grew Up Country Day,” 50+…

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I Grew Up Country – New initiative encourages storytelling

By Carol / 10 March 2015 / 14 Comments

On Monday, March 9, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a Proclamation declaring March 18, 2015, “I Grew Up Country Day” – in Iowa and wherever food is produced. Haven’t heard of “I Grew Up Country”? Let…

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The big questions: Memoir or fiction? Is the Past ever Past?

By Carol / 15 October 2014 / 2 Comments

Life is full of so many questions. What’s for dinner? White wine or red? Is it time to turn on the furnace? The writing life is no different. Three events coming up in the next…

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Tips for being in two places at once

By Carol / 01 July 2014 / 6 Comments

The magic of a modern-day book launch. I’m not in the habit of defying the time/space continuum, but this month I’ll be giving it my best shot. July is the official launch of my World…

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How did transportation open up your world?

By Carol / 21 May 2014 / 2 Comments

As a farm kid, getting my driver’s license was a huge step. Without it, the bus to and from school was my only option. With a license, I could participate in cheer leading, sports, choir,…

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