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Writing About Cowboys by Beth Carter

I wrote about cowboys! Yee-haw! My newest novel, COWBOYS AT COCONUTS, was a delight to write. Creating cowboy characters was a first for me and I had great fun developing my western characters. I got to use terms like, “Howdy, … Continue reading

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Book Signings Are Fun by Beth Carter

Over the years, I’ve had at least thirty book signings. I admit I’ve slowed down because it’s much easier to promote my work via social media while at home in my yoga pants (or let’s face it, pj’s.) Sometimes as … Continue reading

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BABIES AT COCONUTS (Book 3) – Cover, Blurb Reveal & Pantsing Through A Series

I can’t believe the third book of my Coconuts series will release in mid-May. These women have taken me for quite a ride, and fingers crossed, Book 4 will release in December. I expected to get one, maybe two, books … Continue reading

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Shopping, Decorating, Wrapping, (and Writing?) It’s possible. Here’s how.

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I generally throw up my hands and ditch any grandiose ideas of writing. After all, we have a dozen grandkids (yes, you read that right), and just last week, I wrapped … Continue reading

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Weave Weather Into Your Work

I was going to write about something entirely different today, but as I sat riveted watching the non-stop Hurricane Florence coverage, it occurred to me that we must weave weather into our novels to ensure realism. Writers should also take … Continue reading

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RWA, A Radio Interview, & Raven Awards, Oh, My!

Question: What do two thousand romance authors have in common? Answer: They attend the annual Romance Writers of America conference! How do you like my lame joke? It seemed funny when I was stranded at the airport. At any rate, … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping A Series Fresh by Beth Carter

Before we discuss the challenges of penning a series, please help me celebrate! It’s release day for CHAOS AT COCONUTS, Book 2, which all began with double award-winning THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS. As I write Books 3, 4, (and possibly 5 … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts & First Sentences by Beth Carter

Happy 2018! Since we’re still early in the new year, assessing our goals, and planning our lofty writing aspirations, I decided to research starts. And by starts, I mean first sentences from a variety of novels whether a classic or … Continue reading

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Spread the Merry by Beth Carter

As authors, I believe we have an important job–especially over the holidays. We have unique talents that can help others who are stressed, alone, overwhelmed, and downright grouchy during the Christmas season. How can we help when we’re stressed ourselves? … Continue reading

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Writing A Series As An Unorganized Pantser

There I said it. I’m unorganized. I wasn’t always like this. In fact, in the late eighties and nineties, I was administrative assistant to a college president. Before that, I was an executive secretary to a hospital administrator. After I … Continue reading

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