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Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. She writes steamy contemporaries--big city love stories and rock star romances. When she isn't creating fictional hunky men, she's listening to music with her kids, honing her Southern cooking skills or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.


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Karen Booth This is tough for me, because when I get stuck, I tend to really get stuck. Tires to the rim in mud stuck. So, I have a few tricks I try to use. First…moreThis is tough for me, because when I get stuck, I tend to really get stuck. Tires to the rim in mud stuck. So, I have a few tricks I try to use. First off, I think about certain key elements of the story and ask myself what it would be like if they were turned around. She never got along with her dead father and always felt like she never measured up. What if she adored her dead father and can't bear the thought of doing something he wouldn't approve of if he were here? Things like that…

The other thing I do is think about my story before I go to sleep. I only do it with the lights off--there's something about that moment when I turn the light off that gets my brain going. Luckily, it only does it for about five minutes. I think through a plot point, turn the light back on, jot it down in the notebook I keep on the bedside table (always there--it must always be there!), and then I go to sleep. This probably wouldn't work for a lot of writers, but I'm a really good sleeper and once it's written down, I feel okay to relax.(less)
Karen Booth First off, I'm not a fan of "aspiring". If you write, you're a writer. If you aspire to be a published writer or author, my best advice is to not give…moreFirst off, I'm not a fan of "aspiring". If you write, you're a writer. If you aspire to be a published writer or author, my best advice is to not give up, especially with the writing. If the writing isn't there, if you haven't put every ounce of sweat you can muster into your book, it won't get you very far. This business is built on rejection and that's not just for those looking to be published. Established, successful authors are rejected every day. You have to look beyond it. Build a support system. Befriend other writers. Educate yourself about the business. Most importantly, write your butt off, and don't give up. It's so easy to give up. Don't do it. You never know what opportunities lie ahead! (less)
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“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
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The first two books--Write. Publish. Repeat. and Let's Get Digital were both chock full of valuable information. I found the third book (can't even remember the title) to be a bit of a throw-away. Most of it was info from the first two books. Regardl ...more
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“Showing some guy your boobs is never the way to go.” I knew the opposite to be true, that you could get almost anything you wanted if you were willing to take off your bra.”
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“Everything I’d ever thought or read or seen of Christopher Penman brewed a frothy chaos in my head.”
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“I’d been a devoted fan of his band, Banks Forest, and spent hours every day in my bedroom, high on ditz and hormones, listening to their music.”
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message 3: by Renee

Renee Vincent Thank you for connecting with me on Goodreads, Karen! I look forward to reading more of your reviews. Best of luck to you, fellow TMP author!


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Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


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