C.P. Cabaniss

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C P Cabaniss lives in a small town in the southern United States where she teaches math, imagines—and sometimes writes—stories, and reads too many books at once. She is most inspired while with her horses, meditating in a historic cemetery, or exploring retired naval ships. She loves to travel and has long dreamed of adopting a nomadic lifestyle—though she has yet to determine what this would mean for her collection of books, which seems to grow by the day.

To follow CP's adventures in writing, you can follow her blog: https://cpcabaniss.wordpress.com/

To follow along with her reading and reviews, you can follow her review blog: http://courtneysreads.blogspot.com/

CP can be found on Instagram: @cp_cabaniss and @courtneysreads

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C.P. Cabaniss Write a lot and read a lot. To be a writer you need to be a reader. The more you read, the better your own writing will become. Take notes as you go,…moreWrite a lot and read a lot. To be a writer you need to be a reader. The more you read, the better your own writing will become. Take notes as you go, highlighting what you think does or does not work in telling a story, and allow all of this to shape your writing. If you particularly like the way one writer develops characters, try to pinpoint what in their writing makes the characters so great. Same thing for world building or any other aspect of a book that you find particularly good. Dig in until you discover what, exactly, speaks to you in the way that writer develops their story.

But don't just read. You need to write as well. Get your ideas down on paper. An idea in your mind is great, but it can never truly develop. It's only through writing that you can really discover the story you want to tell. So write. And don't worry about what someone else might think about your writing. Nothing is perfect, not everyone likes the same things, and as long as you're happy it doesn't matter what someone else might think. Take advice from other writers and readers, but don't let that advice dictate the direction your writing takes. This is your story, tell it how you think it should be told. (less)
C.P. Cabaniss When I'm not reading I most often think about horses and writing. Horses have been a large part of my life for many years, so I tend to daydream about…moreWhen I'm not reading I most often think about horses and writing. Horses have been a large part of my life for many years, so I tend to daydream about riding. I also watch a lot of videos from various competitions around the world. It can be quite addictive.

Writing is something that I never really stop thinking about. I loved writing long before I loved reading and that love has remained constant in my life. So I often think about writing and have gotten in the habit of actually doing the writing, which is a good thing.

The best thing about being a horse person and a writer is that the two are so intertwined for me. My horses have always sparked my creativity, whether I'm working on a horse related story or not, and I get most of my best ideas while at the barn. (less)
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[image error]I spent the past couple of months listening to all of the Anne of Green Gables books on my commute. I read the first five books years ago and loved them, but never continued the series so decided to do this reread using audiobooks and finally finish the series.


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Rilla of Ingleside, the final book in the series, focuses mainly on Anne’s youngest child Rilla. It’s set...

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C.P. Cabaniss C.P. Cabaniss said: " I absolutely adored this novel. Although I have enjoyed all of the Anne books, this might possibly be my favorite of them. It's at least a tie with the original Anne of Green Gables. It's simply brilliant.

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message 6: by Twila

Twila Hey Courtney, we still on for Snapshot?
I made the thread :D https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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C.P. Cabaniss Gavin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request:) We seem to have a similar taste in fantasy books and now we can follow each other as we progress through WoT!"

Yes! It seems like we're pretty much on the same schedule.


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Gavin Thanks for the friend request:) We seem to have a similar taste in fantasy books and now we can follow each other as we progress through WoT!


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C.P. Cabaniss Twila wrote: "Happy new year Courtney! I hope you had a great 2015, and I wish for you an even greater 2016 :)"

Thank you, Twila! I wish the same for you. :)


message 2: by Twila

Twila Happy new year Courtney! I hope you had a great 2015, and I wish for you an even greater 2016 :)


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C.P. Cabaniss M.K.Allen wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)"

You're welcome. :)


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