Author. Editor. Poet. Mom. Also a total grammar geek and word nerd.

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Photo of a large family in a park setting.
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A look at two phenomenal Black American authors and the words they left behind

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Weathered sign that reads BOOKS in all caps
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As long as you know what you’re doing

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The word GRAMMAR in all caps viewed through a small magnifying glass.
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LANGUAGE | HISTORY

From breaking the ice to burying the hatchet, these phrases reflect on human behaviors since medieval times

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A look at two phenomenal sci-fi/fantasy authors and the words they left behind

Drawing of open book with dog and girl with red umbrella.
Drawing of open book with dog and girl with red umbrella.
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Want to Read: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin


A novel by Janis Hallowell

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A look at two very different geniuses and the words they left behind

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Want to Read: Robin by Dave Itzkoff


A look at shifting sales paradigms, the impact of COVID, the continued growth of audiobooks, plus more

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Wooden sign that reads BOOKS in all caps hanging outside a building.
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And why your Medium following matters

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  • I don’t post multiple times a day or even once a day.
  • I don’t publish my own publication.
  • I don’t publish a newsletter.

Karen DeGroot Carter

Bylines in Publishers Weekly, the Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard, others. One Sister’s Song (novel). Not Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Writing (ebook).

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