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Living for a Writing

Back when my hair was naturally blond and my idea of dieting was only three scoops of chocolate ice cream drowning in hot fudge sauce instead of four, I went through a stage where I wanted to be an actress.



I was pretty, had been in quite a few plays, and thought I had some potential to go professional at some point. Toward the end of this period, I confided to my acting coach that I dreamed of playing Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, to which she responded with a… Continue

Added by Lauren Carr on July 15, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

Oops! I Did It Again!



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Added by Lauren Carr on June 22, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

Am I Your Guest Blogger?

If any of you have had a chance to check out my Facebook page you will see my plea: Am I your Guest Blogger?



For the last week I have been struggling with my current crisis: My laptop crashed.



No, when it happened I didn’t scream and run around in circles with my hands on my head like one of those cartoon characters my son watches on Nick. I was prepared. I had a backup. Unfortunately, I didn’t discover until I restored my files that my backup didn’t include my Outlook. So… Continue

Added by Lauren Carr on June 8, 2010 at 3:13am — 1 Comment

Mom Replaced by Free Download

It happens every year.

In May, every major school project is due all in the same week. Now that Tristan is in middle school, it is worse than before and I don’t see it getting any better as he goes into high school and then off to college.

Last week, Tristan’s social studies project was due. It was on the country of Poland, where his ancestors originated. It was very last minute. He only received the assignment right before Christmas in December.

Don’t get me wrong. For the last… Continue

Added by Lauren Carr on May 24, 2010 at 4:07am — No Comments

The Thirty-Page Labor

I haven’t been blogging the last few weeks because I have been working diligently on completing the rough draft of my next Mac Faraday Mystery, Old Loves Die Hard (working title) while recovering from my gallbladder surgery. Now comes the hard part. Revising and editing.

One of the most gratifying feelings in writing is finishing the first draft. It’s like child birth. There’s the pregnancy where everything comes together. Then there is the getting it out. That’s…
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Added by Lauren Carr on April 15, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Story Ideas: Out of the Mouth of Babes

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I think every author is asked this question. My answer: I get them from anywhere.…

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Added by Lauren Carr on March 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

How to Get That Deer-In-The-Headlights-Look on Lauren's Face

I just read my friend Sunny Frazier’s informative post, Welcome to Your World about a writer’s pet peeve: Meeting people who say they have a book in them, but are just too busy to write it. If you are a budding writer who simply can’t seem to get your book on paper, I suggest you read it.



This week I have been dealing with my own writer’s pet peeve:…

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Added by Lauren Carr on February 27, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

Where Has The Time Gone?

My family has been snowed in six days. Today, a second blizzard is dumping another two feet of the white stuff. With Jack, my husband, immersed in his imaginary world of HO-scale trains; and Tristan, my son, conquering empires in the world of Wii, I should have the first draft of the great American mystery novel completed by the time we’re dug out around Easter. Don’t you think?



When it comes to explaining my lack of progress, I…

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Added by Lauren Carr on February 12, 2010 at 1:59am — 6 Comments

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