Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

Hunker down with a good book month by Karla Brandenburg I don’t know about you but January is hunker down with a good book month for me. With the holidays over and the weather declining, there’s nothing better than curling up in a warm chair and reading. I do most of my binge-reading in January. […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Darcy

If it’s in print is it true? by Karla Darcy While shopping for Thanksgiving dinner at the grocery store I began to wonder how much of what we see in print is true. As a writer I try to write accurately and research my facts but I’m not convinced that the rest of the world […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

Binging. Cookies or books? By Karla Brandenburg I like my food fresh, as in not days old. And for those things that I enjoy eating, I have a tendency to overeat, because they are better fresh (and not days old). Take chocolate chip cookies, for instance. My patient husband does not understand how I can […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

Fortune Telling or Developing Imagination? By Karla Brandenburg One of my fellow authors here at Booklover’s Bench, Tina Whittle, is a mystery writer, sometimes editor, and semi-professional tarot reader living and working in the Low Country of southeast Georgia. In addition to her regular blog posts, she hosts a site called Tarot by Tina. The […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

Writing a Series By Karla Brandenburg Many readers these days look for authors who can give them continuity in what they’re reading, a series. There are two approaches, continuing saga and recurring characters. In the continuing saga, like serial television, you generally want to start at the beginning and read in order. For recurring characters, […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

  Character Occupations By Karla Brandenburg I’ve recently seen a trend in novels toward main characters who are billionaires, or at least independently wealthy. While that makes for an easier character to draw (they don’t have to go to work), my preference is for hard-working folks. A hard-edged cop or a fireman struggling to get […]

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