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The Benefits of Overwriting

“Hi, I’m Beth Carter and I’m an overwriter.” Never heard of that term? Me neither. I thought I made it up a few months ago, but lo and behold, one of the cover articles in the September 2019 issue of … 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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A Runaway Train

Okay, I admit it. I’m a pantser. I’ve tried—I really have—to come over to the logical side of the novel plotting track. But I just can’t do it. The very thought of outlining my plot is like planning to spike … 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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The Chaotic Life of the Pantser

Oh, the disorderly chaotic life of the pantser. When you start a book, you’re not quite sure where you’re going. Your plot arcs end up looking like the stock market–or an EKG (hopefully the patient is still alive). You rewrite … Continue reading

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Plotting Along

In January, when I realized that I was only home one night of the week to watch TV, I cut off the cable. I saved about $60 a month and didn’t actually miss it until a month ago. Then the … Continue reading

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