Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

I know I said I was taking a break from blogging, but now I’m taking a break from taking a break. I have been sufficiently enraged/inspired by recent events to not only dust off ye ol’ blogging keyboard, but also to outline and finish chapter one of my new book! I think anyone who likes …

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a very special, unique individual with a complicated life, an unusual story, a background that has things in it I’d rather weren’t, a messy family, a cluttered house, a big heart, good intentions, a well-developed sarcasm muscle, a sometimes dysfunctional body image, chronic dissatisfaction with certain aspects of society, severe introversion with tendencies towards rabid attention-seeking, not enough time, intermittent anxiety about things I can’t control, and above all a desire to leave a positive impact on the world and the people I love.

As my faithful readers (hi Mom…and Mom’s friends) may remember, I entered a short short story contest a while ago and didn’t win.  While disappointing, I am in a season of life where I am being given feedback and opportunity to refine my skills, confront my weaknesses and grow as an artist, parent and general …

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