Karen S. Gordon

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Karen S. Gordon was born in Burbank, California, to a psychoanalyst and runway model, the fourth of five children, and the only girl.

Her fascination with the twenty-six black and white symbols began when she embarked on her first major writing project at age three: to copy the entire Los Angeles phone directory into her older brothers' school notebooks.

She's led an eclectic life. Karen got her first job at age twelve as a groom for a top polo player in Los Angeles. She was shipped off to a private boarding school in Scottsdale, and later worked as a dough-roller at a major pizza parlor chain while attending the University of Arizona. Later she moved to Coconut Grove, Florida to be closer to her father.

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Karen S. Gordon I don't believe in writers' block. When I was a little girl my father preached to me that it was easier to keep my room clean that it was to clean it…moreI don't believe in writers' block. When I was a little girl my father preached to me that it was easier to keep my room clean that it was to clean it up.

I am a 'panster' which means I do not write from an outline. Rather, my experience is much that that of the reader. I don't know what's going to happen next!

Over time I've begun to keep a reverse outline because it makes life easier when my editor, who I've dubbed 'the hole puncher' (who may actually get a bronzed hole puncher as a gift of appreciation on day), asks me to clarify a scene.

Lee Child said that writers' block is writer-speak for calling in sick. I agree! So writers' block is like unicorns and pixie dust. If you love to write as much as I do, it's easy to get my fingers moving in sync with my brain.(less)
Karen S. Gordon The best thing about being a writer is that on a very visceral level, you know this is what you are wired to do. It's my happy place. I can spend…moreThe best thing about being a writer is that on a very visceral level, you know this is what you are wired to do. It's my happy place. I can spend three days isolated alone writing and the last thing I feel is loneliness. So, imaginary friends for adults might be the best thing.(less)
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Karen Gordon "Baseball is like life. It boils down to a series of single events. When I watch baseball, I see life." Antonio "Tony" Famosa


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Karen Gordon "I'm happy if I'm reading, writing, and not doing arithmetic."


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