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.

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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Want to Podcast? Podcasting 101 Can Help

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Technology can be empowering. Not so long ago, getting your voice into the world was pretty difficult: Writers, musicians and filmmakers had to work the system, play the game — and whatever other trite expression means “compromising” — in order to get noticed. Because of advances in technology, now anyone […]
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How to Travel by Train: My Best Amtrak Tips

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A lot of people ask me about train travel, and they usually have stars in their eyes, just like I did. Let’s be honest: When we’re imagining traveling on Amtrak, most of us are really imagining the Hogwarts Express, right? We want to sit in compartments and buy chocolates from […]
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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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    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

    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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