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.

What I’ve Learned from Blog Like Crazy

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At the beginning of this month, I decided to take on a writing challenge — to blog every day in November. I did it because I hadn’t blogged in a long time, because blogging had lost its spontaneity and fun for me, and because I missed the rhythm of regular […]
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Who Am I Becoming?

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I follow this Instagrammer called @gummergal. Actually, I think her real name is Laura. Anyway, I don’t even remember why I started following her, but I think it had to do with her having a cute house, or a cute sweater, or something equally superficial. Tonight, one of her cute […]
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How to Explain Freelance to Regular People

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There are a lot of good things about freelancing: You can do errands in the middle of the day. You (probably) don’t have a daily commute, and you can work in coffee shops. You make more money by hustling, not by relying on the whims of upper management. Occasionally, you […]
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How to Get Back on Track after a Holiday Weekend

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It’s amazing how much a holiday weekend can throw off a schedule. Thanksgiving weekend was only four days, but when you add in the fact that most of us were traveling or hosting, spending time with family we don’t see much, eating a lot of fatty, sugary, carb-y food and […]
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Blogging in Search of Direction

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I decided to participate in Blog Like Crazy this year as a last resort. Let’s back up — I love goals. I like to have at least one major, long-term goal in my life, and usually I like to have a few little ones, too. I like striving toward something, […]
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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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