Karyne Corum
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Karyne Corum commented on the blog post '[Making The Leap] No Such Thing As Writer's Block (Maybe You Just Need To Moodle)'
"You too huh? I think we both got lucky having her coach us."
Sep 19, 2013
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Karyne Corum commented on the blog post '[Making The Leap] No Such Thing As Writer's Block (Maybe You Just Need To Moodle)'
"My writing mentor Sunny Frazier told me years ago the exact same thing. She firmly believes there is no such thing as writers block its only a writer being lazy. There is always a way to push the the stream of writing forward. Maybe just  write…"
Sep 19, 2013
Karyne Corum commented on the blog post 'Avoid word repetition'
"Recently I read a MS for a contest that utilized a more, how shall we say, streetworthy word repetition? Starts with F, blah blah, you get the idea. Anyway, I think word repetition can also veer off into areas where an author gets so in love with…"
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Karyne Corum commented on the blog post 'I Had To Do It. I Hope You'll Understand. (And Stay Tuned.)'
"Kamy, I don't fault you for your decision. I don't think anything in this new world of publishing is less easy to decide than exactly what path in the forest you should take. Or if you should whip out a chainsaw and make your own. Each…"
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Karyne Corum commented on the blog post 'Be Smart not Taken: Red Flags to Heed When Seeking Self-Publishing Providers'
"Stacy, this was fantastic. Chock full of some really vital info and well written. Thank you so much for helping us writers to see what we need to know before we sail off into the vast space of publishing."
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Jul 28, 2013
Karyne Corum replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Today I posted about writers and our rampant thievery, pigs and southern gossip.  My blog is still new so we'll see what responses I get. I'm really frazzled trying to figure out ways to spread the word about my blog. Can anyone…"
Jul 7, 2013
Karyne Corum replied to the discussion 'Heroine'
"I am a long time fan of Jane Austen. I think most of her heroines, except for Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice, get little recognition for their tenacity to pursue their goals. "
Jul 7, 2013
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"Zetta, actually, I think you're playing more the eventuality game more than what if. "
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Karyne Corum's Blog

Clichés: Criminal or Comfort Food?

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 4:57am 0 Comments

Cliché. The very word strikes terror into the hearts of writers everywhere.They shudder at the image of a hackneyed character stalking their plots like Hamlet’s ghost.

This viewpoint has galvanized the writing community for decades with a rallying cry that the reign of clichés must…


Want to Blog? Go and See the Wizard.

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 10:00am 2 Comments

How many times should you try something before you give up?  I tell my seven year old that he needs to try a new food three…


How do you mend a broken heart?

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:08am 2 Comments

The answer is, you don't. What you should do is sit down at the keyboard and start typing. Maybe just five words to start with, but by golly it's something, isn't it? Besides what may be feeding those first five words are the first drops of blood that slip from that offended organ.

A writer, a really good one, must possess the ability to sift and sort, like a rabid…


The Seduction of Creation

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 11:15am 3 Comments

Words kiss the page like eager lovers. Scenes slip as easily from your mind as silk stockings from a courtesan. Characters whisper clever and crafty dialogue in your ear as you sleep.

Ah, the delicious satisfaction of having a book in creation. When anything is possible and rejection seems as distant as economic recovery.

The truth is that all those writers out there holding onto that great American novel, the one they’ve been toting around for decades, have one… Continue

I'm not crazy, I'm a writer...

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 9:03am 6 Comments

When I was little I used to talk to myself. I worried why everyone else didn’t. Was I crazy? Or worse yet, was I destined for politics?…


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At 5:29am on March 29, 2013, Julie Luek said…

Hi Karyne, thank you for stopping by the post and commenting and thank you for the friend invite. I appreciate connecting and networking with other writers.

At 11:44am on March 13, 2013, Maria Murnane said…

Hi Karyne, I'm glad you enjoyed my blog post! I have many more if you'd like to check out my SheWrites page or my website: www.mariamurnane.com :)

At 5:08pm on June 8, 2011, Julie Jeffs said…

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

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At 2:46pm on September 5, 2010, Sunny Frazier said…
Ohh, somebody got published in DARK VALENTINE!
At 11:12am on February 14, 2010, Sunny Frazier said…
My goodness, what a lot of fun replies! I especially like "Do you want fries with that?"
At 12:55pm on February 7, 2010, Sunny Frazier said…
Where do your imaginary friends come from? Get on this site and weigh in.


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