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New book release and more coming!

by Carol Burnside Most of you know that one of my favorite places to go is the beach. I’ve always loved the tropics, but an eighteen month stay in Hawaii cemented my love of tropical living. When dreaming up new story ideas, I kept thinking of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and other places I’ve visited. Cancun, […]

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Eight sentences for impact

by Carol Burnside Lately, I’ve been participating in the Facebook group,  Snippet Sunday. Every Sunday, participating writers share 8 to 10 sentences from a current WIP (work in progress) or past work on our blogs. We provide a link to our post in the comments of announcement on the group page. Then we go around […]

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Another Author First

by Carol Burnside I’ve been writing for eleven years now, but on the 14th of this month, I enjoyed a first in my writing career: a book in print! I’ve had short stories in print books, short stories in magazines both with and without bylines. I’ve had books, a novella and short stories in electronic […]

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Prologues and Epilogues: Yes or no?

by Carol Burnside It seems most readers and writers are divided on whether prologues and epilogues are necessary or not. I hadn’t given them much thought until I became an author. Apparently, I don’t like to end books and let go of my characters, because I have a tendency to add epilogues. Anyone who follows […]

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Hurray For Hair Dye!

by Carol Burnside So, I had this hair color dilemma with Cass, my latest heroine in the Sweetwater Springs series . . . In Book 1 (A Suitable Wife), Cass was a secondary character I described as petite and blonde. Somewhere in the years between when I wrote that and the current work (Book 3: […]

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Authors behaving badly

by Carol Burnside These days authors finally have choices. We’re no longer worshiping at the feet of giant conglomerate publishing houses and many of us have little to no need for an agent. We can diversify our career by selling to a traditional publisher, a small house, a digital first publisher, e-only publisher or we […]

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