What's a Rollwagen?

Carrie Rollwagen is a writer and book reviewer with a love for technology and storytelling: She reviews books for Southern Living and BookPage and works as Communications Director for Infomedia. Carrie wrote the book The Localist and co-founded Church Street Coffee and Books in Birmingham, AL.

Podcasting Basics for the Wannabe Podcaster

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I’m certainly not an expert podcaster, and I was hesitant to write this blog because I’m not in a position to be telling anyone what to do as far as podcasts go. But I’ve had quite a few people ask about which tools I’m using, so I figured I’d share. […]
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When Done Is Better Than Perfect

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I can’t stand when someone tries to look over my shoulder while I’m writing. I don’t want anyone to see my mistakes and false starts and the cheesy stuff that comes out before the (hopefully) better work replaces it. I’m under no illusions that my finished work is perfect, but […]
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My Favorite Books on Writing

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If all you want to do is dream of being a writer, there are enough books about writing available to keep you pretty busy dreaming. Big bookstores and libraries have entire sections on the stuff. But honestly, the best books on writing generally boil down to this: Read a lot. […]
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How to Combat Writer’s Block

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In my experience, there are two kinds of writer’s block: There’s existential writer’s block, where you question everything — “Who am I to ever think I could write?” “What’s the point in trying to write because discourse is dead?” “What’s the point of existence at all?” — that kind of […]
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  • The Localist

    This is the book I wrote! Buy it in paperback or as an ebook; it's…
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  • ocean at the end of the lane gaiman

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The new Neil Gaiman book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, comes out…
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  • Heads in Beds

    Reading Heads in Beds is like getting a drink with your most smart, funny, cynical…
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  • The Cursed Child

    Yesterday, J.K. Rowling released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new Harry Potter story,…
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  • i wear the black hat klosterman

    I Wear the Black Hat

    Chuck Klosterman’s new book, I Wear the Black Hat, comes out today, and it’s a…
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  • mr chartwell hunt

    Mr. Chartwell

    Mr. Chartwell is the story of a human-sized, talking black dog that moves in with…
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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    I went to a bunch of bookstores this spring on the book tour for The…
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