Author Archives: Carole Lynn Jones

About Carole Lynn Jones

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The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words).  You must use the … Continue reading

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Fall Poems

Fall is my favorite time of year.  While I work on my cozy mysteries, I thought I would share some poems I have written in between edits.  Enjoy! Witches and Goblins beware. I’m on patrol in the air. I hang … Continue reading

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Start A Story

Where do you get inspiration from? How do you start a story? I find my creative juices flow with a great opening line. Below are some opening lines I have thought of. Let’s hide it in here, no one has … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S WEEK

Mondays are for writing. Sit down, write, write some more. Tuesdays are for writing. Sit down, write, write some more. Wednesdays are for … (you get it..) Thursdays are for editing. Sit down, drink coffee and edit. Fridays are for … Continue reading

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Query Organization

While we are all sure that the first agent or editor we query will fall in love with our writing and immediately sign us, the truth is, we may have unorganized file folders, notebooks, charts, post-its and other jotted down notes … Continue reading

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Memoir (FREE contest) “Dear Lucky Agent”

Below is a link from Writers Digest (such a helpful website and tool for writers) to a FREE contest “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest for writers of Memoir.  Contest deadline December 31, 2016. http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/28th-free-dear-lucky-agent-contest-memoir Judged by Agent Jennifer Wills @WillsWork4Books, Chuck Sambuchino They are also currently … Continue reading

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WHERE TO PUBLISH?

You’ve spent countless lonely hours writing. Taken numerous classes. Revised and revisited. Enlisted the help of critique partners. Your polished manuscript is finally ready. Where do you send it?  Should you be agented?  How do you gain an agent’s interest?  Should … Continue reading

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