Author Archives: alisaacarter

About alisaacarter

I am a writer of young adult novels, wife, mom of three, lover of animals, former magazine editor, reader of anything paranormal, and coffee fanatic.

The Friday Rant: To the little black foreign car driver

Dear little black foreign car driver: Please do not pull right out in front of my big ole American van in the rain. Like its driver, my van is a little heavy. It’s a big ole boy. I can’t just … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Telling detail

Details are awesome. Fancy writing there, huh? But they are. They do so much in your writing. They are the paint we use to create a picture in a reader’s mind. Words don’t stay individual words when we read. They … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Apostrophe s

Is there anything more annoying than the -‘s? (Well, other than tornadoes.) When do you use -‘s and when do you use -ies? Even worse, what about -ies’? It all comes down to possessive or plural. –If something is being … Continue reading

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The garbage disposal

Ever wonder what would happen if you stuck your hand in a garbage disposal? Well, surprisingly, not much. But I don’t recommend it by any means. It does hurt. A lot. Feels like someone smashing you with a hammer. (It … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead season finale

HOW COULD THEY KILL MERLE? I was so mad. He’s changing, doing something selfless and good, trying to finally protect his little brother, and they kill him. At least it wasn’t Daryl. I will quit watching if they kill Daryl. … Continue reading

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War and peace

I find it ironic that Cleo the Horrible Kitten has declared war on my peace lily

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Missouri weather sucks

So in the last six days, we have received 25 inches of snow. Drought all summer, and now this. You know it’s bad when the snow on the side of the driveway is taller than the pickup truck in the … Continue reading

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Cleo the Adorable Kitten

Just found this old picture of Cleo before she became the Horrible Kitten. She was so cute! She is still very cute. But quite horrible.

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The Friday Rant: The dog and the glove

This is The Glove. The first time Gypsy came home to visit Grandma (that would be me), she went upstairs to my son’s room and found this old weightlifting glove under his bed. She came trotting downstairs, so happy to … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: $10 words and $1 words

I learned this phrase when I was working in journalism, editing a monthly magazine: “Don’t use a $10 word when a $1 word will do.” What does that mean? Simple: don’t say “azure” when you mean “blue.” Never say “azure”? … Continue reading

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