Carter Wilson | Thriller Author
Carter Wilson | Thriller Author

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What’s Your Thing?

Welcome to October, which is a great time if you're into all things creepy, spooky, or otherwise tinged in darkness. And fortunately I am. You see, apparently it's my thing. We all have a thing, I suppose. Like your aunt in Florida who, for whatever reason, likes...

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What If?

Screw outlining.That’s easy for me to say, because I suck at it. Sure, I had tried outlining very early on in my career, but never in earnest. So after I'd written a few books, I decided to give it a serious go—notecards and everything. I spent nearly six months...

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Musings – Audiobook Edition!

After years of writing my musings I decided to do something a little different this month. Audiobook musings! Same great content, but now I get to ramble on with a microphone instead of a keyboard. I discuss my experiences with my new conversation series Making It Up,...

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A Review of Reviews

You know what interviewers like to ask? They always like to ask if I read my own reviews, and they ask in a way that always makes me think they're going to feel sorry for me no matter how I answer. Oh, poor, thing, you do? OR Oh, you don't? That's...

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Now What?

With the launch of my seventh book now more than a month behind me, it's natural to wonder what I should be doing now. In books past, during the few weeks post-launch I would obsessively monitor sales ranking (It just hit #1,054 in Domestic Thrillers Featuring...

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How a Book is Born

This month my seventh novel will officially launch. Maybe "will be born" is a better phrase, considering how many of my titles have either had boy or girl in them. In this case, my publisher will be giving birth to a dead husband, and I'm not sure what kind of...

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I Remember

I write a lot about memory in my books. Good memories, bad memories, and especially false memories.  My dad was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 62 and he passed at 69, so the horror of slipping into a milky haze of one's own existence has never...

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“Not Enough Time” is a Myth

Not to brag (okay, maybe a little), but someone recently told me they were impressed by my productivity. The thing is, this person is the lyricist/singer for a band that's produced 15 studio albums, selling more than 25 million copies worldwide. So, a productive...

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My 2021 To-Do List

Well, so much for hoping the flip of the calendar into 2021 would magically erase all the shit 2020 threw at the wall. COVID is worse than ever, murderous rioters descended on the US Capitol, and Netflix took The Office off its platform. Two weeks into this year and...

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What Didn’t Suck About 2020

My end-of-year newsletter is usually a reflection of gratitude for the year. Then along came 2020 and spit globs of infectious goo in all of our faces, making this year's annual rite a bit challenging. Still, there were things in 2020 that didn't suck. In no...

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