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September 24, 2020

Never Kill A Dog Or Cat In Your Novel: a writer’s guide – Cara Lopez Lee’s humor writing on Slackjaw

Almost nobody would publish my funny little ditty, Never Kill A Dog Or Cat In Your Novel, because they found it a tad too disturbing. Cue Slackjaw, a humor journal that specializes in over-the-top weirdness. Thank you, Slackjaw, because without you I’d be forced to conform, and I just don’t know how. You can check out […]
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Published on September 24, 2020 09:58

July 3, 2020

Cara Lopez Lee Gets a Reporting Job – Tale of a Tyrannical Boss

A story can mean different things at different times. In 2019, I first told this one, Cara Lopez Lee Gets A Reporting Job (a.k.a. The Boss of Last Resort) for Daniel David Shapiro’s podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. It’s the story of the most racist, sexist, intolerant tyrant I ever worked for, back in the […]
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Published on July 03, 2020 20:22

April 30, 2020

Escape The Pandemic: Read a Book!

Wish you could run away from Pandemic 2020? Try escaping into a book! I’ve been reading books by other authors—turns out most books are by other authors. But if you haven’t read mine yet, then please check out They Only Eat Their Husbands. It’s my memoir of how I ran away: from love, to Alaska, […]
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Published on April 30, 2020 11:21

April 29, 2020

Ruby Learns English – Cara’s Story at The Little Gurus

I’m excited to share with you a story about one of my most inspiring experiences teaching young writers. Ruby Learns English is now featured in the online journal The Little Gurus. Thank you, Jesse Brune-Horan, for founding The Little Gurus, “a love letter to the children that teach us so much about being human.”
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Published on April 29, 2020 19:07

March 22, 2020

Disaster Pants – Cara’s Personal Story on the Thomas Fire, published in Writing For Peace

Just before the new coronavirus became the 2020 Pandemic, my story Disaster Pants was published in DoveTales, the journal of the nonprofit Writing for Peace. I briefly stopped sharing the link to that story, about living through the Thomas Fire, when fears over the impending COVID-19 Pandemic began to swirl. Didn’t want to add insult […]
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Published on March 22, 2020 16:48

January 15, 2020

Lost In L.A. – Cara Live at The Moth StorySlam in L.A.

Lost In L.A. (courtesy of The Moth) from Cara Lopez Lee on Vimeo. At The Moth StorySlam in L.A., at Busby’s East on December 11, 2019, I told a true personal story I’ve long hoped to tell, on a theme that means a lot to me: Family. It marked one of my most treasured moments […]
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Published on January 15, 2020 20:00

August 13, 2019

The Boss of Last Resort – Storytelling at Two Truths and a Lie

I suspect we all have a story about some crazy boss who we feared might destroy our lives. I recently shared such a story on Daniel David Shapiro’s podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. There is so much unbelievable drama in real life, but also so much surprising truth in fiction, that I can’t help but […]
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Published on August 13, 2019 15:55

June 3, 2019

Baby Thumbelina – Storytelling at Two Truths & A Lie

? Above is a video Daniel David Shapiro recently released of me telling a story at his live L.A. show and podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. Dan’s show presents irresistible challenges for storytellers, as we all strive to keep the audience guessing: If Dan asks me to lie, for me the challenge is to […]
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Published on June 03, 2019 20:39

April 30, 2019

My Life is a Story – Cara’s Answer to The Meaning of Life Blog

I recently received a request from a blogger to answer a question he has asked more than 1000 people he characterizes as leaders, thinkers, writers, writers, researchers, elders, artists, CEOs, laymen, etc: What is the meaning of life? Although I don’t believe this is a question one person can answer for another, I do believe it’s […]
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Published on April 30, 2019 06:09

January 26, 2019

Who Was the Liar?

If you’ve checked my blog since the New Year, then you’ll recall I recently posted my latest performance on the L.A. storytelling show and podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. If so, you might still be wondering who the liar was. Let me end the suspense by directing you back to host Dan Shapiro’s website for […]
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Published on January 26, 2019 11:21