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Kara Jorgensen

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Kara Jorgensen (she/they) is a queer, nonbinary oddball with a penchant for all things antiquated, morbid, or just plain strange. While in college, they realized they no longer wanted to be Victor Frankenstein but instead wanted to write like Mary Shelley and thus abandoned their future career in science for writing. Kara melds her passions through her books and graduated with an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing in 2016. When not writing, they can be found hanging out with their dogs watching period dramas or trying to convince their students to cite their sources.

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Kara Jorgensen I'm assuming you checked out my blog (I just updated my website on here to www.karajorgensen.weebly.com ). With my blog posts, I tend to have an idea …moreI'm assuming you checked out my blog (I just updated my website on here to www.karajorgensen.weebly.com ). With my blog posts, I tend to have an idea and just wing it. I'll edit it, but winging tends to be how it goes since blogs tend to be a source of free-writing for me.
With my books, I am a planner and outliner. I never have the whole story plotted, but I have a basic idea of where it is going and make outlines for the next five chapters or so. That way, I have a clear path of what I need to cover, but I leave enough wiggle room in case my characters have other plans about what they will be doing.(less)
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January 2023 Wrap-Up Post

Phew, January has been one of those months where it is a mad dash toward the finish line, but it has also been one of the best months I have had in a while. Writing/editing Flowers and Flourishing went well, and that’s been sent out to my newsletter subscribers. The spring semester started, and my… Continue reading January 2023 Wrap-Up Post Read more of this blog post »
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I read a different edition than this cover. It was interesting and useful in some areas, but if you are beyond beginner level in terms of writing, there isn't a whole lot there for you. The bit on clues and red herrings was useful to me, though. ...more
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Kara Jorgensen is 13% done with The Fellowship of the Ring: listening to this as an audiobook during my commute. Apparently, I can only listen to audiobooks and actually HEAR THEM while driving. Idk what this says about my driving or loud-ass thoughts.
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Really fantastic. This is a very death positive book that doesn't sensationalize a subject that could easily fall into that realm. Megan Rosenbloom explores consent, the depersonalization of medicine, historical practices, and the world of rare book ...more
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"A very sweet retelling of the Bisclavret story (husband turns into wolf three days a month, wife betrays him to keep him trapped in wolf form forever, he is finally rescued by the kindness of his king). This version is a lot sweeter, with understandi" Read more of this review »
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“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.” -Oscar Wilde”
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“With one final tremor, the doctor became the vulture.”
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"Sheep?"

"Sheep."

"Sheep!" Madame Lefoux's voice came over suddenly high, as though she were suppressing an inclination to giggle.

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