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Karen McQuestion

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National best-selling author Karen McQuestion writes books for adults as well as for kids and teens. Her novels regularly place in the top 100 Kindle books, and each successive novel has added to her ever growing fan base, making her one of the preeminent Amazon Publishing authors. McQuestion lives in Wisconsin with her family and is always working on her next novel.

Her website:www.karenmcquestion.com\ Her blog: www.mcquestionablemusings.blogspot.com

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Karen McQuestion Hello Ginny! We meet again. :)

I don't plot out my books ahead of time, so very often the storyline takes a turn that surprises me. This was the case…more
Hello Ginny! We meet again. :)

I don't plot out my books ahead of time, so very often the storyline takes a turn that surprises me. This was the case with Russ and Nadia. I really thought he'd end up with Mallory, but I like the way it turned out instead.(less)
Karen McQuestion It’s easy to get caught up in all the rules, but don’t forget to write from the heart and have fun. As writers we’re the gods of our fictional worlds…moreIt’s easy to get caught up in all the rules, but don’t forget to write from the heart and have fun. As writers we’re the gods of our fictional worlds and can make anything happen. How cool is that?

From a more practical standpoint, try to find other writers who are at your level and better, and arrange to critique each other's work. It's always a good idea to get fresh eyes to show you where the story lags or something isn't clear. Consider each suggestion carefully and if it has merit, try to make changes that will improve your story. (less)
Average rating: 3.40 · 14,626 ratings · 1,750 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
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Hello Love
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Edgewood (Edgewood, #1)
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Lies I Told My Children
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Life on Hold
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Congratulations to local author Ludmilla Bollow on the release of her new book, Lulu's Christmas Story,a true story of faith and hope set during the time of the Great Depression.

I met Ms. Bollow when I spoke to her writer's group, theRaconteurs, some time ago. It's always a thrill to see writers get a book out into the world, especially a memoir which, in my opinion, is a gift to future genera... Read more of this blog post »
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Liane Moriarty never disappoints and I think this one is her best yet!
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This was a definite, edge-of-my-seat, page-turner! Not a lot of in-depth characterization, which is usually important to me, but I didn't seem to miss it in this book. I can't wait to see how they adapt it for television.

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“Death was painful, not because people couldn't see their loved ones anymore, but because they couldn't communicate with them anymore.”
Karen McQuestion, The Long Way Home

“It's good to plan, but don't let the planning take the place of doing.”
Karen McQuestion, A Scattered Life
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“Seems like sometimes life gives you what you need instead of what you want, if you know what I mean”
Karen McQuestion, A Scattered Life

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Karen McQuestion Hi Graeme, I'm glad that blog post resonated with you. It turns out that a lot of writers would prefer not to be boxed in. :) Freedom is a fine thing!


Graeme Stokes Hi Karen, Thanks for the friendship... :) enjoyed your blog "Writing outside of your genre"


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