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About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)

A Writer’s Coach

A Writer’s Coach By Jack Hart Chapter 1: Method Think first—write later Talk it out Shrink you subject Write thesis Doodle Chapter 2: Process Prove it Plan it Structure it Write it Edit it Chapter 3: Structure Don’t stall on … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensuality

Sense and Sensuality                                    by Janet Fitch, April 2000 Fiction Writer MagazineAngling for Description: Use Synesthesia, which is when you use one sense to describe another. Like hearing colors. Here two exercises using the sense of taste and sense of … Continue reading

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Get Your Books On The Shelf

Get Your Books On The Shelf   If you Self-Publish or go through an Independent Publisher, you may have the challenge of trying to get your books on bookshelves. Many big chain bookstores will only order your book if they … Continue reading

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Books To Read On Writing

Books To Read On Writing Writing is hard work! Suffice to say no writer was born knowing all the ins and out of the business. While Creativity and Imagination may come naturally, the Rules of Writing do not. Writing is … Continue reading

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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart, 2018 In the introduction to her book Quart overviews the reasons why Families Can’t Afford America any longer. Student Loans and Medical Debt are a huge issue for Generation X … Continue reading

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Age of Anger

The Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra, 2017 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right-wing political movements in the late 2010s. He argues that nationalist, … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi

December 18, 2017 The Last Jedi The Last Jedi is poised precariously between the past and the future. The Last Jedi picks up right where The Force Awakens left off. It follows the template laid down by The Empire Strikes … Continue reading

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