Carolyn Astfalk

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Carolyn Astfalk lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania where the scent on the morning breeze carries either chocolate or manure depending on wind direction and atmospheric conditions.

A Pittsburgh native, Carolyn carries her Yinzer card with pride, having interned at Pittsburgh’s iconic TV and radio stations KDKA and WDVE. She is a graduate of Duquesne University, where she majored in Latin and Broadcast Journalism.

A cradle Catholic, Carolyn was raised mainly at church basement rummage sales and other parish-sponsored events. She worked her way up to "pup girl" at weekly Bingo and even served as a parish organist for several years. Having reached the apex of parish ministry, she moved to the state capital to advance her churchy career.

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Carolyn Astfalk I've not experienced true writer's block. If I'm stumped, free writing will usually do the trick. Just put down all the crazy ideas as they tumble out…moreI've not experienced true writer's block. If I'm stumped, free writing will usually do the trick. Just put down all the crazy ideas as they tumble out and worry about clean up later. My biggest "block" is a lack of time.(less)
Carolyn Astfalk I think two of the best things an aspiring writer can do are read and write if not daily, then on a regular basis. Read in your genre and select…moreI think two of the best things an aspiring writer can do are read and write if not daily, then on a regular basis. Read in your genre and select writing craft books as well. I'd also recommend finding a critique group or partner, which will help you improve your writing skills at a much quicker pace. Finally, don't rush it. Take time - longer than you'd like - to make sure you are doing things right. Read, revise, edit, revise, edit and avoid the urge to rush to publish. It's okay to get discouraged. Just don't give up.(less)
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“You fascinate me.”  Chris leaned away so he could see her face. “How so?” “You quote Augustine, and you make an awesome campfire. You carry a rosary in your pocket, and you’re going to work at a brewery. You’re a virgin, and you ride a Harley.”
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