Author Archives: carolynswriting

About carolynswriting

Author, Menagerie Manager, 9-5 Drone. Love my writing, my family and other animals, my friends, and even my job :)

Cutting back and breaking out

An update from the balancing act that is writing: one morning last week I managed to cut 7000 words from my WIP in less than an hour! I did however save the previous draft as a whole and kept the … Continue reading

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Will I ever grow up?

This is not a new subject for any adult involved in writing, reading and reviewing Young Adult books – we get asked ‘why’ a lot. As in “Why do we ‘still’ like YA, even though we’re supposedly now grown up”? I have thought … Continue reading

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Structural stepping stones

So in my last post, I mentioned I had some much-needed work to do on the structure of my new Young Adult manuscript, Inside Out. My beta readers liked the characters and the theme and various things within – bullying, … Continue reading

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February already!

Um yes, so about keeping up those blog posts… no, it hasn’t been as frequent as I’d like. Well, it doesn’t matter, I’m here now and keeping busy enough 🙂 I’ve got my manuscript, ‘Inside Out’ back from some lovely … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Hello anyone who’s still reading my very infrequent posts! I will try to do a little more next year – the idea was to cut down on blogging, not stop altogether 😉 But at least I’m doing more with my … Continue reading

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Dog humour

Have you ever wondered if dogs have a sense of humour? I’ve always thought they do. My old dog Taylor, a smart Kelpie x Border Collie with a big personality, loved playing games with us. One was hide and seek … Continue reading

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100 words to 64,000

Well, the 100 words a day was a success! I changed it to writing 200 words a day, mostly on my manuscript, with a daily reminder in my phone so I couldn’t just forget. I achieved that target most days. … Continue reading

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