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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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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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AUTHORS and BOOK CLUBS

As an author, I’ve met with two very different book clubs. One had 6-8 female readers located in the tiny town of Ash Grove. The other book club was large–about 30-35 members, half of whom were men, not exactly my … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Takeaways & Tips by Beth Carter

What a busy fall this has been! On the heels of my mid-August release of SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, I attended three writers’ conferences and book signings in September and October. Whew! I’m just now catching my breath. All three conferences … Continue reading

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Tackle Big Events While Writing by Beth Carter

It’s easy to write about boy meets girl or girl meets boy. Insert a villain, some scenery, conflict, the use of senses, a bit of backstory and foreshadowing, and you’re done, right? Wrong. It’s much more interesting when you throw … Continue reading

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Pros & Cons of Winning Awards

First, let me say I feel like a princess. I’ve been honored–and humbled–to receive two awards for my debut novel, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS. The first was a RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) from InD’Tale Magazine which I received at the … Continue reading

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